Wamego LSD Missile Silo – Kansas Tuesdays April 9, 2019

Note: This is private property so get permission before trying to visit it.

I was aware of the history of the old missile silo, Atlas E, before I found it on Atlas Obscura – https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/wamego-lsd-missile-silo. It’s on my Bucket List of places to visit.

Nowadays, the former silo is now owned by the Charles and Kellie Everson family, who, despite the site’s scandalous past, still offer group tours by appointment. Charles Everson is also a notable collector of military paraphernalia and equipment, and his collection is now housed in the silo.

Atlas Missile Silo website: http://www.atlasmissilesilo.com/; in general Atlas E: http://www.atlasmissilesilo.com/atlas_e.htm; more narrowly those controlled by Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas http://www.atlasmissilesilo.com/548thSMS.htm; specifically Wamego – http://www.atlasmissilesilo.com/548thSMS_Site7.htm

Discord Channel: no listing located

Ed Thelen site: http://ed-thelen.org/ – nothing located although Ed’s site has a lot of Nike and other related missile links

Facebook (website or blog page or search): Facebook Wamego Missile Silo Search

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Wamego%20Missile (may have to dig through unrelated photos) – here’s a good one https://www.flickr.com/photos/thislandpress/9257746754/

Google Maps: Google Map Location of Missile Silo (Street View available on the north AKA top side of the map)

Instagram: No listing located

JimKirk UWYO website: http://w3.uwyo.edu/~jimkirk/atlas.html (about halfway down; do a search for Wamego and it should take you right to it), includes several links – http://web.archive.org/web/20080227023326/http://cjonline.com/webindepth/missilesilos/; at one time it was listed on https://www.missilebases.com/;

Military Standard website: http://www.themilitarystandard.com/missile/atlas/silo/548-7.php

Missile Silos for Sale: https://www.missilebases.com/altas-e- no listing for Wamego, but it had previously been listed on this site

Only In Your State: No listing located

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Wamego%20Missile&rs=typed&term_meta[]=Wamego%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=Missile%7Ctyped (may have to dig through unrelated sites)

Roadside America: No listing located

Scott Murdock website: www.airforcebase.net no listing for Wamego

Trip Advisor: No listing located

Tumblr: No listing located

Twitch channel or search: No listing located

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Wamego%20Missile%20Silo&src=typd

Vimeo channel or search: No listing located

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_7 (scroll down to the year 2000)

Yelp: No listing located

YouTube channel or search: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Wamego+Missile+Silo, including this one: Cold War Atlas E 548 7 Nuclear Missile Silo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZKjUGvFqbc (about 3:04 minutes long)

Previous Tombstone Tuesdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/Tombstone-tuesday/


About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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