Cold War History

2022 Cold War Speaker Series: Canada, the Cold War, and the Korean War

FIVE: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksIt might be the slowest elevator in North Dakota, but as you inch down below the North Dakota prairie, the destination is certainly worth the drawn-out ride.When the concertinaed gate retracts you are delivered into a...

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FOUR: Mt. Rushmore and the greatness of hope

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksStanding on the observation patio and staring out at Mt. Rushmore solicits an array of emotions. My grandfather’s family first came to North America in 1607. My...

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Who needs Vesper, when you have Moores?

Bond: I already have a dinner jacket.Vesper: There are dinner jackets and then there are dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you to look like a man who belongs at that table.Bond: How... it's tailored?Vesper: I sized you up the moment we met... We’re...

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TWO: Wendover Airfield – Home of the Enola Gay

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksEstablished in 1940, the Wendover Army Air Field was a United States Army bombing and gunnery range located in northwest Utah.When the United States entered World War II in 1941 the airfield took on a much greater...

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Prologue: Destination Ottawa (via Tucson and Calexico)

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksIt’s done – 62 matted and framed photographic prints have been packed into the back of a rented Dodge Grand Caravan for the twelve-day, 4.600 km trek to Ottawa, Canada. On August 2 an exhibition of my photographs...

Photograph by Brett Leigh Dicks, taken at the Titan Missile Museum in Arizona.
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