Clarksville Base Cold War Nuclear Storage
I love studying the Cold War, and having lived during that time, also enjoy seeing relics of that age. Its hard to believe that it has officially been over for 22 years. Many of the younger generation have no clue exactly what it was all about. To them it’s ancient history, but I still remember those days. It probably wasn’t true, but it seemed alot easier to tell who the enemy was. Mostly it was Nato and the Warsaw Pact in a standoff, with a few others added in for good measure. There were some non-state players causing problems, but not like today.
As the world changes and moves on from that time period, the trappings of the Cold War have almost disappeared. One that is still around is the old Clarksville Base, or at least part of it, on Ft. Campbell. They are now allowing people to access it to do self guided walking tours. You can go to the museum on Ft. Campbell, get a map and then have at it.
At one time it held one third of America’s atomic arsenal. The area was super secret and in a secluded area of Ft. Campbell. It was ran by the Navy for years and had Marine guards authorized to shoot to kill in the Q areas where the work and storage bunkers were. Here are 2 articles from our local paper from this week. There is video and some pictures. Although there’s not many pics from the actual operational time as cameras were forbidden for the most part. Pretty cool info. I hope to get by and explore soon.
Up next, pics of the painted Bark scorpions and Brotherhood of Steel Figures.
Until next time, don’t forget your Rad-X!