Cairo Skywatch Tower

Cairo Skywatch Tower


West Lafayette, Indiana (IN), US
The watch tower in Cairo, Indiana was commissioned in 1952 by the U.S. Air Force. During the Korean War it was manned 24 hours a day by 90 people, working in shifts, who would keep watch for Russian aircraft since there wasn't a national radar system at the time.

The tower still stands, but due to its very poor condition you are not permitted to climb. There is also a monument with a man, woman, and child looking skyward.
The watch tower in Cairo, Indiana was commissioned in 1952 by the U.S. Air Force. During the Korean War it was manned 24 hours a day by 90 people, working in shifts, who would keep watch for Russian aircraft since there wasn't a national radar system at the time.

The tower still stands, but due to its very poor condition you are not permitted to climb. There is also a monument with a man, woman, and child looking skyward.
View in Google Earth Towers - Misc, Abandoned, Military - Historic
Links: www.rootsweb.com
By: kjfitz

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