The Cold War years of 1950 to 1962 created a nuclear paranoia among many America
The Cold War years of 1950 to 1962 created a nuclear paranoia among many Americans, and some 200,000 built family fallout shelters. The 1960s era Maine Office of Civil Defense deliberately kept no record of family bunkers, while it offered shelters free of cost to a dozen or more families. Lizzy Poole, 60, of York, and Leland Weeks of Portland are two individuals who were secure in knowing that they could retreat to the family bomb shelter if the Soviets ever dropped the bomb. Details, related article.
Atomic bomb shelters
"The Cold War years of 1950 to 1962 created a nuclear paranoia among many America" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 14116.
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