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Old missile base set for auction

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HECKER, Ill. -- A former Cold War missile base in southwestern Illinois can be yours if the price is right, warheads not included.

The Belleville News-Democrat reported a missile site that once guarded the St. Louis region against a possible Soviet nuclear strike goes up for public auction July 12.

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The Nike Hercules missile base near the Monroe County village of Hecker has been shuttered since 1969. It includes an administration building and a 14-acre launch complex made up of three deactivated bunkers that once housed anti-aircraft missiles capable of firing nuclear warheads.

An opening bid is set at $70,000.

Prospective buyers can get a pre-auction look at the property June 26 and 27.

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