Waynesboro (near), Pennsylvania: Site R - Raven Rock - Underground Pentagon

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Waynesboro (near), Pennsylvania - Site R - Raven Rock - Underground Pentagon

Site-R Alternate Joint Communications Center is a hollowed-out mountain (Raven Rock) known among civilians as the "Underground Pentagon." It was created during the Cold War as a disaster recovery site -- i.e., a place the President and other key officials could go if the Russians pushed the button. It's basically an underground city of several levels, with food, a reservoir, etc.

It's not worth a special trip, because access is severely restricted, but if you're going to Gettysburg and environs and want to see a big scary entrance to a hollowed-out mountain, you might want to check it out.

[Joyce Harrison, 01/31/2003]

Site R - Raven Rock - Underground Pentagon:
Raven Rock is on a mountain road off of Route 16 in Pennsylvania near Waynesboro,PA (close to Gettysburg).

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