Lawn, Texas: Atlas ICBM Launch Site

According to its historical marker, the DYESS S-6 Launch Site was "one of the first subterranean ICBM silos in the United States," and was operational from 1962 to 1965.

Address:
1880 FM 604, Lawn, TX
Directions:
From US-84 in Lawn, turn east at the mini-mart (no stoplight) onto FM 604 and drive 2.4 miles. You'll see the historical marker on the left, but beyond that the site is gated.
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Lawn Atlas Missile Site

This Atlas ICBM Launch Site is 2.4 miles east of Lawn on Highway 604. For a tour, contact Larry Sanders at atlassilo at yahoo.com. By appointment only.

[Bob Whipple, 11/18/2021]

According to its historical marker, the DYESS S-6 Launch Site was "one of the first subterranean ICBM silos in the United States," and was operational from 1962 to 1965. Most Texans, the marker says, were unaware of the state's role in the Cold War, but "could be thankful and relieved that deterrence won the conflict."


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