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Throwback Thursday: Bomb Shelters Fallout Shelter Sign

With the Cold War heating up in the 60s, President Kennedy urged American families to take precautions to protect themselves in case of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. Basements and backyard shelters buried in the ground were recommended for bomb shelters to protect from radioactive gamma rays. At school, children were taught to “duck and cover” by Bert the Turtle cartoons.