Issaquah History Museums presents ‘Cougar Mountain in the Cold War’ on Saturday

January 17, 2014

By Staff

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.

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