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I was up in Idaho for almost four years, stationed at Mtn. Home AFB. I remember seeing a few trucks going up the mountainside on the outskirts of the town. I used to take my bicycle (pre-mountain bike days), up to the quarry site and challenge the hills. One day as I made it up on steep hill, I saw several earthmovers filling in what looked like bunkers.
A friend of mine who was stationed at Mtn. Home AFB when it was a SAC base many years before I got there told me there were a few missile silos back there and they were inactive. I told them I saw several large earthmovers filling in what looked like bunkers. My friend told me they were silos.
As for the town of Mtn Home, my landlord up there said the town was originally up in the mountain range and the house I rented from her (on Daniels Rd) was relocated from the original site of Mtn. Home. The town for some reason sits on virtually flat land.
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Mountain Home AFB and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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