Minot AFB Minuteman Missile Site Coordinates

Minot Air Force Base, located in northern North Dakota, initially had 150 Minuteman I missiles. These were in place by mid 1964 and upgraded to Minuteman III between 1970 and December 13, 1971.

91st Missile Wing 91st Maintenance Squadron 91st Operations Group 740th SMS 741st SMS 742nd SMS

The people: Minot's Minuteman missiles are overseen by the 91st Missile Wing, 740th Strategic Missile Squadron (SMS), 741st SMS, and 742nd SMS in conjunction with the 91st Maintenance Squadron, 91st Operations Group, and many others. See for example:

Other resources:

Each squadron is responsible for 5 flights of 10 missiles each, or 50 missiles. Sites are designated by flight, using one letter of the alphabet, followed by a number. The first site in each flight is #1 and designates the Missile Alert Facility (MAF) which consists of an above-ground structure plus an underground Launch Control Center (LCC) staffed by two officers. The Launch Facilities (LFs, i.e. missile silos) are numbered 2 through 11 and are connected to the MAF/LCC by the Hardened Intersite Cable System (HICS) which also interconnects flights. The 740th SMS includes flights A through E; the 741st includes flights F through J; and the 742nd includes flights K through O.

For humor, I also include the nicknames given in Nuclear Heartland.

According to Nuclear Heartland, twelve LFs and one MAF are on the Fort Berthold Reservation of the Cheyenne Nation: E-8, E-9, E-10, F-7, F-8, F-9, H-4, H-5, H-6, H-7, H-8, H-9, and MAF H-1.


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47-58-02  100-34-51
37 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(2.5 miles NW Balfour North Dakota)
A-1
"Strip Mine"

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48-00-05  100-27-15
42 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(6.8 miles NW Drake North Dakota)
A-2
"Meadowlark Song"

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47-56-13  100-22-09
47 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(1 mile N Drake North Dakota)
A-3
"Duck"
Next to a town named Drake, hence the nickname of Duck.

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47-55-59  100-28-52
43 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(5 miles WNW Drake North Dakota)
A-4
"Auschwitz"

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47-52-30  100-25-59
46 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(4 miles SW Drake North Dakota)
A-5
"Sigmund"

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47-50-04  100-30-59
45 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(9 miles SW Drake North Dakota)
A-6
"Cossack"

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47-53-36  100-35-01
40 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(4.5 miles SW Balfour North Dakota)
A-7
"High Tech"
On the morning the USGS photo was taken, there were several vehicles inside the enclosure.

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47-51-02  100-39-32
39 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(3/4 mile NNE Butte North Dakota, not to be confused with Butte Montana)
A-8
"Dogden"

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48-00-34  100-40-22
32 miles SE Minot North Dakota
(12 miles ESE Velva North Dakota)
A-9
"Viking"

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48-06-09  100-37-40
31 miles ESE Minot North Dakota
(3/4 mile NW of Karlsruhe North Dakota)
A-10
"Blitzkrieg"

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48-02-09  100-35-20
35 miles ESE Minot North Dakota
(4 miles SSE Karlsruhe North Dakota)
A-11
"Guarded"

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47-54-32  100-55-37 B-1
"Menno Simons Nemesis"
Menno Simons (1496-1561) was a Catholic priest in the Netherlands who increasingly doubted church doctrine and eventually founded the Mennonites who prefer the New Testament over the Old. They feel the Old Testament is permissive in that it allowed many bad things such as divorce, polygamy, and war. The latter is probably the intended reference of the nickname of this site.

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48-04-33  100-50-26 B-2
"Bulimia"

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48-04-17  100-44-09 B-3
"Dorman Dachau"

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47-59-33  100-49-16 B-4
"Voltaire's Volley"
On the morning the USGS photo was taken there were vehicles inside and outside the enclosure. When the Google imagery was captured there was a vehicle inside (April 21, 2012).

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47-55-38  100-49-16 B-5
"America's Folly"

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47-51-41  100-47-56 B-6
"Sleeping Auschwitz"

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47-49-52  100-55-36 B-7
"Backlash"

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47-53-14  101-04-52 B-8
"Benedict's Boomerang"

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47-57-04  101-04-25 B-9
"Treblinka Tremor"

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47-58-47  100-58-49 B-10
"Boondock"

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48-02-22  100-55-52 B-11
"No-Go"
In the September 1997 USGS photo, it looks like the farmer had a difficult time plowing around the Launch Facility.

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47-42-53  101-00-36 C-1
"Out of Control"
One of the unusual cases where the USGS photo is clear enough to show the "H" on the helicopter pad.

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47-45-13  100-54-34 C-2
"Ruso's Rue"

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47-47-03  100-48-05 C-3
"Dogden Demise"
Several vehicles inside the enclosure in the older USGS photo.

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47-40-53  100-54-14 C-4
"Mother Russo"

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47-36-17  100-52-19 C-5
"Crane Shooter"

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47-38-01  100-58-25 C-6
"Fallen Elm"

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47-35-28  101-04-36 C-7
"Myrtle Mae Menace"

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47-39-29  101-04-36 C-8
"Ned the Nuke"
Here, in the old USGS photo, the farmer has done a fairly neat job of cultivating around the enclosure. Compare/contrast with C-9 below.

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47-42-07  101-09-48 C-9
"Earth Cancer"
Here, in the old USGS photo, the farmer was fairly neat cultivating around the enclosure but lost it on the north side. Compare/contrast with C-8 above.

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47-45-31  101-04-38 C-10
"Lie Low Mile"
And here the farmer has many obstacles and didn't do a very pretty job, not that I could do much better!

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47-49-05  101-01-38 C-11
"Big Bump"
I'll end my agricultural critique here, another interesting and apparently difficult field to cope with.

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47-47-43  101-17-53 D-1
"Death From Max"

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47-54-56  101-17-47 D-2
"Max Mutant Machine"

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47-52-27  101-12-33 D-3
"Max Syndrome"
In the older USGS photo, lots of vehicles in the enclosure and a trailer outside.

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47-46-36  101-11-30 D-4
"Bluddlefilth"

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47-39-49  101-17-09 D-5
"Death Tongue"

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47-43-45  101-17-28 D-6
"Dr. Doom"

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47-39-44  101-23-42 D-7
"Gross Wrecking"

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47-43-50  101-25-13 D-8
"Blind Lie"

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47-47-34  101-25-14 D-9
"Mound of Mourning"

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47-51-40  101-27-50 D-10
"Mind Tailings"

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47-51-52  101-21-00 D-11
"The Cover Up"

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47-45-03  101-40-29 E-1
"Pentagon's Pride"

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47-48-13  101-31-25 E-2
"Six-Six-Six"

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47-43-07  101-31-09 E-3
"Los Alamos"

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47-38-27  101-29-45 E-4
"Livermore"

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47-38-53  101-35-51 E-5
"The Horror! The Horror!"

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47-41-01  101-40-53 E-6
"Shiver Me Timbers"

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47-38-43  101-45-42 E-7
"Deadly Gopher"

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47-41-15  101-50-16 E-8
"Last Laugh"

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47-41-22  101-56-05 E-9
"IMU-2"

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47-44-52  101-53-06 E-10
"Insane E"

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47-47-16  101-48-22 E-11
"Bleakheaded Booby"

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47-53-47  101-40-29 F-1
"Ryder Fox"

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47-57-56  101-40-37 F-2
"Flyboys'"

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47-58-47  101-34-35 F-3
"Foolhardy"

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47-55-19  101-31-18 F-4
"Stinky Slough"
This LF is on the edge of a small body of water (slough) which must account for its nickname.

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47-51-41  101-35-11 F-5
"Devil's Den"

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47-51-41  101-45-42 F-6
"Mudhole"

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47-50-04  101-52-47 F-7
"Vulcan"

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47-53-31  101-56-54 F-8
"Bad Joke"

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47-55-08  101-50-41 F-9
"Plowshares"

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47-58-46  101-53-49 F-10
"Children at Risk"

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47-58-36  101-47-32 F-11
"Makoti Lodge"

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48-07-12  101-57-39 G-1
"The Little Shop of Horrors"
According to http://www.af.mil/news/Nov2000/n20001130_1775.shtml (link no longer active, see http://web.archive.org/web/20020623100053/http://www.af.mil/news/Nov2000/n20001130_1775.shtml), G-01 burned to the ground November 30 2000 though the alert crew stayed on the job. See also http://www.af.mil/news/Dec2000/n20001201_1784.shtml (link now inactive, try http://web.archive.org/web/20030228110031/http://www.af.mil/news/Dec2000/n20001201_1784.shtml). See also http://www.fas.org/news/usa/2000/usa-001130a.htm. http://www.fas.org/news/usa/2000/usa-001130zdb.htm is a press briefing that included this incident. http://www2.acc.af.mil/accnews/nov00/000385.html (link died, try http://web.archive.org/web/20030425003728/http://www2.acc.af.mil/accnews/nov00/000385.html) is yet another article. http://www2.acc.af.mil/accnews/feb01/01041.html (link died, try http://web.archive.org/web/20041113055401/http://www2.acc.af.mil/accnews/feb01/01041.html points out the fire was caused by a faulty circuit breaker. When the MAF was rebuilt, did they follow the original plans exactly or were there any improvements made during construction?

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48-11-01  101-56-51
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-2
"The Hottest Place in Hell"

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48-07-10  101-51-32
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-3
"The Living End"

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48-03-11  101-44-35
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-4
"Yet to Be Determined"

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48-03-04  101-51-17
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-5
"Sweet Clover"

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48-02-36  101-57-50
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-6
"Mysterious"

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48-03-16  102-04-19
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-7
"Queen of Sheba"
In the USGS photo, there are two trailers in the enclosure, possibly a Rivet MILE upgrade was in progress when the photo was taken (September 2 1995).

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48-07-22  102-04-29
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-8
"Creeping Jenny"

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48-08-17  102-10-39
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-9
"Mourning"

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48-12-06  102-13-34
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-10
"Canada Thistle"

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48-12-00  102-04-29
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
G-11
"Wild Sunflowers"

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47-58-28  102-13-21
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-1
"Hotel Hell"

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48-03-37  102-10-42
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-2
"The Hive"

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47-59-36  102-07-37
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-3
"Right Wing"

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47-58-35  101-59-48
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-4
"Sod Buster"

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47-53-24  102-02-26
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-5
"Piggy"

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47-55-21  102-07-51
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-6
"Garbage"
The USGS photo is slightly interesting for two reasons. First it's an example of a spliced photo taken at two different times, notice the cultivation patterns. Second, notice the farmer avoided something running from the south side of the site to the southeast; this is probably the hardened cable system but it's unusual for a farmer to have to avoid it, the cables are buried quite deeply. And a question -- when an image is made up of more than one photo, taken on different dates, which date did MSR Maps list? Apparently in this case the left side was July 28 1995, the right side was September 2 1995 (inferred by panning left and right).

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47-51-13  102-07-37
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-7
"Mourning Cloak"

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47-53-19  102-13-00
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-8
"Behind the Eight Ball"

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47-58-35  102-26-48
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-9
"New Town's Nuke"

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47-58-49  102-20-29
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
H-10
"Sakajawea's Sorrow"

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48-05-46  102-16-35 H-11
"Little Boy's Baby"

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48-20-42  102-18-18 I-1
"Northern Harrier"

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48-22-17  102-10-25
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
I-2
"Meadowlark"

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48-16-21  102-13-22
? miles ? Minot North Dakota
I-3
"Gull"

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48-12-27  102-21-20 I-4
"Little Knife River"

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48-16-46  102-22-39 I-5
"Killdeer"

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48-13-58  102-27-46 I-6
"Pronghorn"

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48-18-40  102-30-00 I-7
"Prairie Rose"
After the 1997 USGS photo was taken, the highway was improved and is now a divided highway.

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48-19-33  102-36-08 I-8
"Shoveler"

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48-23-03  102-24-07 I-9
"Skunk"

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48-25-01  102-27-59 I-10
"Hungarian Gray Partridge"

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48-27-26  102-24-36 I-11
"Lostwood"

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48-24-45  101-53-28 J-1
"Peace Garden State"

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48-27-21  101-49-12 J-2
"Bill Langer's"

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48-23-23  101-43-57 J-3
"Berthold's Folly"

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48-19-34  101-46-11 J-4
"Hang Head"
Another example where the highway is now divided.

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48-20-53  101-52-34 J-5
"Shame on North Dakota"

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48-17-10  101-56-34 J-6
"Meadowlark Serenade"

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48-21-17  101-58-26 J-7
"How Did you Get Here?"

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48-17-21  102-04-18 J-8
"We'll Help You Leave"

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48-21-38  102-04-19 J-9
"Leave This Land For the Prairie Dogs and Wildflowers"

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48-25-09  102-01-06 J-10
"Missing from 4H Neighborhood Roster"

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48-29-31  101-54-24 J-11
"Beast and the Beauty"
A minor problem, the Nuclear Heartland map spells "Donnybrook" incorrectly, it's not "Donneybrook."

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48-33-01  102-07-15 K-1
"Nebuchadnezzar"

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48-41-31  102-07-25 K-2
"Emm"

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48-37-11  102-06-25 K-3
"Sorry"
In the older USGS photo there are lines of trees near the LF. In newer Google imagery these are gone. Did the Air Force request their removal, or did they go away for some other reason?

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48-33-30  102-00-54 K-4
"Xerxes"
In the older USGS photo it looks like the local farmer had a difficult time harvesting around the site.

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48-29-14  102-01-08 K-5
"Herodias"

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48-26-51  102-06-18 K-6
"Sennacherib"

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48-28-01  102-12-38 K-7
"Sargon"

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48-32-41  102-16-45 K-8
"Tiglath-Pileser"

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48-32-40  102-24-38 K-9
"Dog's Life"

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48-37-03  102-20-12 K-10
"Brian Mulroney"

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48-37-03  102-12-33 K-11
"Little Red School House"

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48-47-22  102-16-08 L-1
"Key to Pieces"

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48-55-50  102-14-29 L-2
"Ring Around the Rosie"

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48-51-32  102-14-17 L-3
"Skeksis"

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48-48-31  102-09-39 L-4
"Drop Bye-Bye"

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48-45-44  102-04-30 L-5
"Horse Plop Drop"
In this USGS photo, interesting and vivid cultivation patterns.

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48-44-09  102-12-16 L-6
"River Styx"
In the older USGS photo there are vehicles in the enclosure, perhaps a Payload Transporter.

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48-44-12  102-19-48 L-7
"Triumph"

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48-45-37  102-26-19 L-8
"Foul Whistle"

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48-49-14  102-22-10 L-9
"Diamond Bullet"

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48-53-43  102-26-22 L-10
"Flight to Hades"

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48-53-34  102-19-58 L-11
"Moloch"

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48-40-24  101-52-55 M-1
"The Secret"

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48-44-43  101-49-34 M-2
"Thistle"

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48-38-59  101-42-49 M-3
"Atlas Shrugged"

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48-34-39  101-42-39 M-4
"Destination-Termination"

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48-37-12  101-48-45 M-5
"Greene Glass"
This nickname is interesting. At the Trinity test site (first atomic bomb test) the heat of the bomb fused some of the desert sand into a green-colored glass, now called Trinitite. Site M-5 is near a town called Greene, hence the nickname of Greene Glass (though M-3 is closer to Greene).

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48-30-14  101-44-27 M-6
"Prairie Primeval"

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48-32-59  101-50-39 M-7
"Star Wars Stiletto"
A minor problem, the Nuclear Heartland map spells "Donnybrook" incorrectly, it's not "Donneybrook."

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48-37-12  101-56-56 M-8
"Grapes of Wrath"

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48-40-39  102-00-47 M-9
"Fright-Mare"

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48-44-46  101-58-34 M-10
"Top Gum"

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48-48-20  101-54-49 M-11
"Pleasant Fairy of Peace"

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48-45-34  101-35-31 N-1
"Slo Mo"

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48-53-20  101-33-52 N-2
"Fear Monger's Shop"

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48-49-37  101-31-12 N-3
"Blasphemy"

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48-45-54  101-28-17 N-4
"Justice Stops Here"
Looking at the older USGS photo, I can't help but think this farmer had too much caffeine.

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48-41-32  101-24-39 N-5
"Warning Sign"

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48-42-11  101-31-06 N-6
"Mohall Horror-Hall"

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48-37-20  101-36-07 N-7
"Whamo Grano Blamo"

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48-41-32  101-37-51 N-8
"Holy Terror"

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48-45-54  101-42-37 N-9
"To Be or Not to Be"

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48-49-08  101-46-46 N-10
"Mudhole"

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48-49-32  101-37-47 N-11
"Okey-Dokey"

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48-49-28  101-16-55 O-1
"Death Camp"

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48-58-01  101-15-36 O-2
"King Stag"

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48-52-14  101-12-40 O-3
"Westhope's Despair"

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48-47-40  101-08-41 O-4
"Twisted Sister"

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48-45-42  101-14-15 O-5
"Oil Can Harry"

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48-41-56  101-18-05 O-6
"Dick Dastardly"

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48-45-43  101-20-55 O-7
"Cow Pucky"
Some vehicles inside the enclosure in the USGS photo.

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48-49-28  101-23-20 O-8
"Silent Farms"

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48-53-26  101-25-47 O-9
"Empty Schoolhouse"

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48-56-55  101-22-02 O-10
"Mushroom Farm"

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48-53-33  101-18-25 O-11
"Endless Night"

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48-25-21  101-20-40 (trainer)
This is the training Launch Facility (LF, silo) for Minot. Notice that, like Whiteman AFB, it has 4 gates so it will present all possible field configurations to trainees. However, note that the north and west gates require driving through the enclosure and around the loop.

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48-24-38  101-18-40 WSA
Judging by the perimeter fence, this is probably the Weapons Storage Area.