Cordele’s Titan Missile turns 50

CORDELE, Ga. —  One of the city’s oldest landmarks turned 50 today.  It does not matter if you are traveling north or south on I-75 it is hard to miss the Titan I Missile.

Standing 98 feet tall the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, known as Air Force Pad No. 1, has been welcoming travelers to the city for five decades.

It was officially christened on July 17, 1969, a project of the Cordele Rotary Club and a dream of then President John S. Pate Jr. It was donated to the Rotary Club by the Federal Government and in turn the club donated the missile to Cordele-Crisp County.