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Cairo Skywatch Tower

Location: CRs 850 N & 100 W, Memorial Park, Cairo. (Tippecanoe County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau.

ID# : 79.1995.1

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U.S. Air Force commissioned observation tower August 16, 1952 for Operation Skywatch, part of Civilian Ground Observation Corps during Korean War. Constructed by community volunteers. Approximately ninety people alternated shifts to maintain twenty-four-hour watch for enemy planes because there was no national radar system.

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Military, Government Institutions