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Former U.S. Post Office Fallout Shelter - Sapulpa, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 59.873 W 096° 06.604
14S E 760504 N 3987576
Quick Description: A fallout shelter was operated out of the basement of this USPO.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2013 2:36:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMH40E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
A fallout shelter sign is located on the southwest corner of this two-story brick and stone building which once housed the U.S. Post Office. It currently houses the offices of the District Attorney. The sign has a faded box that indicates it can hold 75 person, and is located in the basement.

In the 1960s, when the U.S. was fearful of an attack from Russian, the Department of Civil Defense was established and shelters were constructed throughout the country, and particularly in Washington D.C. Children in schools had regular Civil Defense Drills where they were taught what to do and where to go in the case of an atomic attack. Your radio program might be interrupted at any time with beeps and the words "This is only a test....." as the Civil Defense systems were tested.

The yellow sign (three triangles inside a circle) could be found in various places in towns, usually in strong, masonry buildings with basements (schools, armories and public buildings) where the maximum protection could be found. The program began to dissolve in the 1970s when funding cuts and apathy prevailed. Today, you will rarely find one of these signs, and it is estimated that only 5 to 10 percent of them remain. Interest has recently surfaced to protect these signs as a part of our history.
Capacity of shelter: 75

Radiation monitoring equipment: Not Listed

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