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Nike Missile Site W-92 in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Nestled behind a sleepy suburb on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., an abandoned relic of the Cold War is hiding in plain sight behind nothing more than a chainlink fence. The Nike missile battery W-92 is one of a dozen that ringed the Capital Region and stood guard against Soviet bombers from 1955 to 1974. During the Cold War, hundreds of Nike batteries were deployed around major American cities as the last line of anti-aircraft defense.
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