Monday, July 9, 2012

Achievement 9: Image Unlocked!

In the Cold War era, a top secret missile base housing multi-megaton Titan missiles aimed at the USSR lay beneath Arizona sands. Today, the Titan Missile Museum near Sahuarita is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of those dark and fear-filled days.

We have just a little bit about the Titan Missile Museum and the nearby Pima Air and Space Museum, but if you go to Joel D Valdez Main Library in downtown Tucson, you can look at their catalogs here:

Even better, take a day trip out of Tucson and go see these museums for yourself! Make it a Summer Reading activity, or just to understand more about how the world used to be.

If the Cold War history intrigues you, there is a lot to learn from these resources:

The image of the Titan warhead was made available courtesy of photographer Sam Howzit through a Creative Commons license:

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