The 1960s are back again for a California couple who discovered a bomb shelter in the yard at their new home. They opened the metal door, climbed down the ladder, and found a fully stocked bunker. It had been built in 1961 by a nuclear engineer who stocked it with supplies to last for several weeks for four people. The 1960s bottles, boxes, clothing, and tin foil (sorry, no aluminum foil then) were in good condition. The contents of another bomb shelter found in 2010 were given to a historical society that displays them as relics of the cold war. Our suggestion to the owners: Give the contents to a charity or find an auction house that will sell them as a group lot. Don’t let this historical “document” be destroyed. To keep people alive underground for weeks with an air supply must have required a special type of construction.
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