Rocket Boys of the Big Creek Missile Agency |
Coalwood and the Hickams at Christmas in 1959
"Many of the miners houses are deserted or falling into decay.
The Club House sits in tired dilapidation, its roof no longer safe for telescopes.
The great slack dump we called Cape Coalwood has been bulldozed, overgrown, browsed now by deer, silent to boyhood voices.
The deep mine is abandoned, its tunnels flooded, the equipment inside covered with black water.
Nothing commemorates the site, only rubble and faded signs in overgrown thickets where hundreds of men once toiled and sometimes died."
- Taken from the book, Rocket Boys.
Rocket Boys of the Big Creek Missile Agency
"Sonny" Hickam at the Science Fair, 1960.
Outside after BCMA meeting, 1959. Standing L to R: Sonny Hickam and Roy Lee Cooke. In snow holding rocket mockup - O'Dell Carroll.
"Sonny" Hickam, leader of the Big Creek Missile Agency, 1958.
"Sonny" with Daisy Mae, 1958.
Rocket Boy Billy Rose, 1958.
A meeting of the Big Creek Missile Agency, 1959. L to R: Sherman Siers, O'Dell Carroll, Sonny Hickam.