11/06/11 123 W, 1 I - + 8 - 0 Key West Mystery Towers / Missile Launch Site

Here's another set of interesting structures, these found at the end of Government Road in Key West and on the northern perimeter of Key West International Airport. These towers and other structures were part of a HAWK missile battery, one of four established on the island during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The web site www.missilesofkeywest.com has the full history. Here are more photos from our vacation explorations. The property is adjacent to a public park and is presently used for purposes including dog walking, a paintball course, and what looks like municipal storage. Can't think of a tie to the fire service for this posting, alas.

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