Defending the Homeland: Nike Missile Sites in Southeastern Massachusetts

A Nike Ajax missile ready for launch
The Rehoboth site’s former administration building on Peck Street
The Rehoboth installation’s missile assembly building, now the town’s animal shelter
Rehoboth street signs on Sharps Lot Road speak of the area’s past
An undated Google Earth photo showing the athletic fields covering the Rehoboth site’s underground magazines
Former military housing on Missile Loop in Rehoboth



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Old Colony History Museum

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