Nike Missile Base

PH-58 Nike Missile Site in Woolwich Township

2017-05-19T10:35:49-04:00April 14th, 2016|

Neighborhood Nukes in South Jersey In the rural Southern New Jersey community of Woolwich Township are the remains of another cold war relic, Nike Missile Battery PH-58. Unlike the Lumberton site, PH-23/25 from my previous post, when this site was decommissioned in 1974, it remained abandoned and was never repurposed. Now it stands as a dilapidated, overgrown memory of a time when [...]

Nike Missiles… Our Neighborhood Nukes

2017-05-19T10:35:50-04:00March 10th, 2016|

Nike missiles go viral (sort of) My blog post about the former Nike missile site in Lumberton New Jersey received an overwhelming response. Not only did this post receive as much traffic in a few days as my blog gets in an entire year, the people who are contacting me about it are different than my usual blog followers. In addition to the [...]

Lumberton New Jersey’s Nike Missile Battery PH23/25

2018-06-29T22:16:33-04:00January 20th, 2016|

Honoring and Preserving a Cold War Legacy When passing through the idyllic and peaceful countryside around Lumberton, New Jersey, one would never expect to come across a fearsome relic of the Cold War. Yet, until recently, just outside of town, were the remains of a Nike missile battery built in 1956 and designated with the catchy name PH-23/25. In the 1950's and 60's the army built [...]