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Everglades National Park – Nike Missile Site

During the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960’s, a portion of the Everglades National Park was used by the U.S. Army as a missile site for the defensive installation of Nike missiles in three bunkers.

There are no missiles there any longer but the bunkers still exist and tours are provided a couple of times a day. Unfortunately for us, we didn’t arrive at the site until after the last tour of the day was already underway and upon reading the sign near the gate we decided not to go looking around on our own.

The weather was once again less than optimal for photography and with a breeze blowing, also not that warm for cycling but we decided to cycle back over to the Anhinga Trail for another visit with the Black Vultures and the Alligators.

 

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By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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