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|Volume 1, Issue 4 ---- 1 November 1998|
Editors: Don & Susan Peterson, Phone (317) 776-3868
The Nike Preservation Group, 211277 Clare Avenue, Noblesville, Indiana 46060
NATIONAL REGISTER RECOMMENDATION APPROVED!
The Board of directors for the Indiana Division of Natural Resources (DNR) met last month and The board of directors for the Indiana Division of voted unanimously to recommend approval of the nomination of the Nike Missile Base at Wheeler, Indiana, to the National Register of Historical Places.
Three NPG members attended to insure that our voices where heard. John Braun, Tom Vaughn, and Vincent Disborough all took time out of their busy schedules to be there. A special thanks goes out to those three guys from all of us.
This was a very important hearing!
By Don Peterson
DECISION RENDERED ON ACQUISITION OF C- 47 "No Funding"
The Indiana Division of Museums and Historic Sites reviewed the application to consider acquisition of the C47 Launcher Area as a State Historic Site. The Board of Trustees (for the Division of State Museums and Historic Sites) decided not to consider adding the site to the state's landholdings due to a significant budget deficit.
According to Dick Gantz, Director of Indiana Museums and Historic Sites, the decision was based on the conviction that it would not be responsible to take on any new projects until funding became available. The trustees also expressed concern about entering into any project involving a Public Benefit Transfer. It has been their experience that Public Benefits Transfers can be highly frustrating and often futile.
Bob Peterson, President of the Nike Preservation Group, noted that although this situation did not develop as JNPG had hoped, it may be a blessing in disguise. "This may allow the NPG to gain ownership of the site with the full support of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources."
Those individuals wishing to help by writing letters can direct
your correspondence to:
Only One New Member Since Last Month
Robert F. Cook, Indianapolis, Indiana Nike Veteran 1962-64, Caswell, Maine
George W. Runkle, Lawrenceville, GA Cold War Historian
Comments from Ed
Visit the Nike Sites of Indiana Web Site at:
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