This Day in History May 24, 1959

By Ruth on May 24, 2013 in history

I found this quite intriguing this morning.  Remember the bomb scare of the 1950’s and 1960’s?  (I don’t mean you had to live through it–I didn’t, but I know of it.)  On this date in 1959, the first personal bomb shelter was constructed.  It was in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania.   Check out the map of this historic area below.


Map of Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Highlighted
Although the construction company provided as much new technology as possible, it still”could not survive a direct hit.”  In light of current developments, maybe they should begin constructing places like this again.  On second thought, who could afford them?

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  1. Quite interesting bit of history.

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