“I wonder how many people know where the nearest Civil Defense fallout shelter is?”
They were shut down/dismantled as part of the Cuban Missile Crisis deal, back in the 60’s. There are no more fallout shelters, but the Peaceniks were successful in teaching elementary school teachers that any bomb anywhere kills everyone anywhere.
Khrushchev thought our CD plans were warmongering so Kennedy agreed to shut them down.
That’s why there are so many CDV 17 Radiation Monitors on Ebay.
I got a lot of 30 gallon water drums long ago when the shelter project was shut down, and a partner got several tons of survival crackers, which he used to feed his animals with.
I don’t know about that little history. In the eighties when I was going to various county buildings to get platts, I would also ask to visit their shelters where I would take pamphlets for my collection.
They may not have been well maintained but I did get pamphlets from the early 1960s and the early 1980s.
What stood out to me was how “man to man” the old information was, it was matter of fact, informative, detailed, and helpful, the newer stuff was of the “try to keep everyone calm and wait for help” type, it was useless.