The Atomic Igloo
Home sweet home. This 1951 fallout shelter, called the atomic igloo, looks like a mausoleum.
With the long War on Terror, all the massive what-nots, major collapses, nuclear annihilation, and the imminent end of mankind, I thought it might be advisable to go back to an old standard used against the Commies..... the fallout shelter.
They looked like prison cells and were about the same size, but a family of five was expected to live in one. A symbol of the Cold War era, these windowless concrete rooms were designed to protect against the lethal fallout of a nuclear attack. They first appeared when President Truman began a civil defense program. President Eisenhower helped popularize them, but few shelters were built until President Kennedy, making a speech about the Soviet Union, encouraged everybody to build one.Suckerdom is nothing new. Be sure to take some good books.
Instantly shelter mania took off and contractors rushed to fill orders. Stocked with food, water, medicine, and other necessities, these little prisons were as standard in some neighborhoods as patios and pools.