Cairo Skywatch Tower

Cairo Skywatch Tower (HMNA4)

Location: West Lafayette, IN 47906 Tippecanoe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 32.44', W 86° 55.444'

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U.S. Air Force commissioned observation tower August 16, 1952 for Operation Skywatch, part of Civilian Ground Observation Corps during Korean War. Constructed by community volunteers. Approximately ninety people alternated shifts to maintain twenty-four-hour watch for enemy planes because there was no national radar system.
HM NumberHMNA4
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series, and the Markers Attached to Sculpture series.
Marker Number79.1995.1
Year Placed1995
Placed ByIndiana Historic Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 506430 N 4487771
Decimal Degrees40.54066667, -86.92406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.44', W 86° 55.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 26.40" N, 86° 55' 26.64" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 441-999 W 850 N, West Lafayette IN 47906, US
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