Atomic Cannon, Junction City, Kansas
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During the Cold War, a special 280mm cannon was developed to fire atomic bomb projectiles.  One of the remaining Atomic Cannons is located at the top of a hill in Freedom Park, Junction City, Kansas.  Freedom Park is located at exit 301 off Interstate 70, overlooking Army Fort Riley. 

The Atomic Cannon was tested on May 25, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site.  The test was named Grable, and resulted in an air burst with a yield of 15 kilotons.  Official Army instructions state: after launching nuclear projectile, run like hell as fast as you can in the other direction. 

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