Tag Archives: Cold War in South Georgia

Titan I Missile, Cordele


A relic of the Cold War, this Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) stands nearly 100 feet tall beside I-75 at Cordele. Local Rotary Club president John S. Pate, Jr., requested the surplus missile be dismantled and  flown to nearby Warner Robins Air Force Base. From there it was delivered by truck to its present site.  It was also given the dubious distinction of being named Confederate Air Force Launch Pad No. 1.


Filed under --CRISP COUNTY GA--, Cordele GA

Air-Maze Fallout Shelter Vent, Fitzgerald

fitzgerald ga air maze fallout shelter vent cold war photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2008

During the Cold War, many Americans believed in the so-called “Red Scare” and the ensuing threat of nuclear annihilation. As a result, some built fallout shelters (also called bomb shelters)  in their backyards. These survive in scattered locations, but many have been removed or destroyed. They are an interesting remnant of an unsure time in our history as a nation.



Filed under --BEN HILL COUNTY GA--, Fitzgerald GA