bill creighton

Many of the roads in North Dakota look like this - long stretches of dusty dirt and gravel byways connecting farms and towns. The roads also connect ballistic nuclear missile silos, a remnant of the Cold War and America’s fight against Communism and the Soviet Union.

Some of the silos are empty; some still contain Minuteman missiles on call to defend American’s freedom and way of life. Most folks in North Dakota pass them by without much thought - they are a fixture of rural life here.

A ballistic nuclear missile silos, a remnant of the Cold War and America’s fight against Communism and the Soviet Union, sits quietly in an open field.

Some of the silos are empty; some still contain Minuteman missiles on call to defend American’s freedom and way of life. Most folks in North Dakota pass them by without much thought - they are a fixture of rural life here.

Once a proud possession this rusting car sits amongst the weeds on an abandoned North Dakota farmstead. For farmers living many miles from the nearest city, trade-ins were not an option.

Cars, trucks and tractors were run, used, repaired and repaired some more until they no longer worked. With ample space, these vehicles were often pushed to a corner of the property out of the way but never out of sight or mind.