For fifty years, Blytheville was home to a fleet of one of the most versatile pieces of machinery in history. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, through the Vietnam War and Korean Conflict, to the fall of the Iron Curtain in the early nineties, B-52 Stratofortresses cruised the sky, and stayed on alert to be America's first line of defense. Now that America no longer has a need for its "Global Shield," many United States Air Force bases lay dormant and decaying, sinking into the earth from which they came.
From its early beginnings as farmland to a highly secure, fiercely patrolled Strategic Air Command base, to overgrown lawns and decrepit buildings filled with asbestos, to becoming the site of the National Cold War Center, follow along as author Gage Fears digs up history on a crucial part of Arkansas and military history to tell the story of the long abandoned Eaker Air Force Base.
Abandoned Arkansas: Eaker Air Force Base is a unique collection containing new information and rare photographs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Gage Fears started writing at an early age, alongside multiple forms of art. Though Gage had a troubled adolescence, he stuck to doing the things he enjoyed. After publishing photos of an abandoned radio station in Arkansas, he was noticed by Abandoned Arkansas. The rest is history. Gage is a member of three historical societies, an ordained minister, TWIC card holder, multi-instrumentalist, and military fanatic/historian. He is a contributor to the National Cold War Center; the Jacksonville Museum of Military History in Jacksonville, Arkansas; and the Rock and Roll Highway 67 Museum in Newport, Arkansas. Gage is a historical preservationist, just like his grandmother.
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Publication Date: 31st July 2023
HISTORY / Military / Aviation
HISTORY / Military / Pictorial
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)