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Prince George military base was on high alert during Cuban Missile Crisis

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Fifty years ago this week, the world was watching leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union engage in high-stakes politics in what is known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. But in Prince George, military personnel at Baldy Hughes, didn't just watch: they locked down their base and loaded their guns. Here is that story.

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