Federal Bldg. Fallout Shelter - Claremore, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 36° 18.687 W 095° 36.907
15S E 265211 N 4021667
Quick Description: A shelter was once located in the basement of this Federal Building, built in 1935.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2015 2:58:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMNH5Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
In the 1960s, when the U.S. was fearful of an attack from Russia, 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.

This Fallout Shelter sign is located at the north corner of the old Federal building located at 118 S. Missouri Avenue. It indicates that the shelter was located in the basement and had a capacity of only 30 persons. The building once held Federal Government offices. The building was purchased by the Cherokee Nation in 2004.
Capacity of shelter: 30

Radiation monitoring equipment: Not Listed

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