W. 850 N., West Lafayette/ Cairo, IN 47906
The Russian Bomber Watchtower in Cairo, was commissioned in 1952 by the U.S. Air Force. During the Korean War it was manned 24 hours a day by 90 people, working in shifts, who would keep watch for Russian aircraft since there wasn't a national radar system at the time. The tower still stands, but due to its very poor condition you are not permitted to climb. There is also a large limestone monument of a man, woman and child looking skyward.