Fort McCoy, Florida: 50-Foot-Tall Rocket

A 1950s-style 50-foot-tall rocket stands upright next to a VFW post baseball diamond. Originally at the Early American Museum until it closed in late '70s/early '80s.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10208

23498 NE County Rd 314, Fort McCoy, FL
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10208. Just south of Lake Kerr, on the south side of NE Hwy 314 about two mile west of its intersection with Hwy 19.
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VFW Missile.

VFW With Its Own Space Program

As we were driving back into Salt Springs on Highway 314, I was amazed to see a large rocket by the side of the road. I'm not sure what it was used for, but it's a for-real rocket. Maybe the folks around here are looking to put the world's first 'gator into space?

[Phrank Phester, 12/11/2012]

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