Issaquah History Museums presents ‘Cougar Mountain in the Cold War’ on Saturday
January 17, 2014
NEW — Noon Jan. 17, 2014
The Issaquah History Museums will host its first program of 2014 with its presentation of “Cougar Mountain in the Cold War: Issaquah’s NIKE Missile Base.”
Local expert Doug Bristol will present the story of the strategic missile site that was located on the site of present-day Radar Park in the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
Originally a watch point for Japanese incendiary balloons during World War II, the U.S. Army transformed the site into a missile launch base in 1957.
The lecture is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Issaquah Train Depot Museum and is free and open to the public. Learn more here.