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Denton shaped by key role in Cold War, author reveals in new book

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Denton residents bombarded the local retail and grocery stores, purchasing all the supplies they could find. Food, powdered milk, toilet paper and water bottles vanished from the shelves. Gas disappeared from the pumps. Devastation was coming, and it would affect all of them in some way.

But it wasn’t the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a nuclear war.

Nike Missile Base

A 1964 photograph shows an aerial view of the Nike Missile Base in Denton. The facility was shuttered in 1969.

Atlas-F missile

An Atlas-F missile is on display in Abilene, circa 1962, in a historical photo from Dyess Air Force Base.

Landry Brewer with his new book Cold War Texas

Landry Brewer with his new book, Cold War Texas.

Fallout Shelter sign

A fallout shelter sign. 

Cold War Texas cover

Cold War Texas by Landry Brewer delves into Texas' impact on the American Cold War policy. 

CHRISTIAN McPHATE can be reached at 940-220-4299 and via Twitter at @writerontheedge.

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