Document Type

Poster

Organization

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Conference Title

Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History

City and State

Austin, TX

Conference Date

Septeber 6-9, 2017

Publication Date

9-8-2017

Abstract

Goal: Place a historic marker at the site near Willow, Oklahoma, that housed an Atlas F intercontinental Ballistic Missile 1962-1965.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University issued a press release about my historic marker fundraising endeavor and partnership with the Old Greer County Museum. In addition to the story being broadcast by local radio stations and printed by local newspapers. KFOR NewsChannel 4 in Oklahoma City broadcast a segment during a Wednesday evening newscast that was rebroadcast multiple times through the following weekend. Also, the Old Greer County Museum included the release in its emailed newsletter, and one of the newsletter's readers offered to pay the entire cost of the marker. Surplus donation money will be used for any marker delivery, installation and maintenance costs. The marker is scheduled to be delivered to Willow this October.

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