Nekoma, ND

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    Building a Nuclear Defense in Nekoma

    Long before the Star Wars Missile Defense Shield was a thing, the US Government deployed a nuclear anti-ballistic missile system in Nekoma, North Dakota. It was the only operational facility of its kind. You can read more about it in our previous post, here. These photos are from spring and summer of 1971, taken by… [read more]

  • Nekoma, North Dakota

    More Nekoma, North Dakota

    By / February 26, 2014 / Nekoma, ND

    We got these photos of Nekoma, a town of about fifty in Cavalier County, in August of 2011. We stopped in to get photos of the nearby Stanley Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, and shot a bunch of stuff in town as well. These are some photos from our archive, never before posted. Enjoy. Nekoma Coliseum Photos… [read more]

  • Stanley Mickelsen Safeguard Complex

    Nekoma Safeguard Complex

    Cavalier County The Nekoma Safeguard Complex is a unique place in the history of the US military’s anti-ballistic missile effort.  A portion of the Wikipedia entry for this place: The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard complex in Nekoma, North Dakota, with the separate long-range detection radar located further north near the town of Cavalier, North Dakota,… [read more]

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    Nekoma, ND

    By / August 13, 2011 / Nekoma, ND

    Nekoma’s population was 50 in the 2010 Census, slightly more populous than most of the towns we photograph.  At the same time, there were a few cool abandoned structures and/or throwback reminders to simpler days… like the little orange gas pumps.  Since we were in the area to photograph the Safeguard Missile Complex, we decided… [read more]

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    Nekoma in Winter

    By / March 2, 2010 / Nekoma, ND

    The following photos were contributed by John Kelly. Click to enlarge.

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