Operation Skywatch brought threat of war to Ely citizens

Back in 1953, during the Korean conflict there was real concern in Washington that tensions between the communist forces in North Korea and allied NATO forces in South Korea might escalate into a full war... Take a look back at how Ely responded to assist with watchers on the rooftop of City Hall. Look back in time at Ely’s interest in airplanes and pilots in this week's Ely Echo on newsstands Nov. 10 and due to Saturday’s Veterans Day observance, in homes on Monday. The article on Operation Skywatch was written by Walt McElderry and appears in the Ely Echo’s “Ely, Since 1888” - the big blue book published in 1988,