Take Cover, Spokane: A History of Backyard Bunkers, Basement Hideaways, and Public Fallout Shelters of the Cold War


Lee O'Connor explores the fascinating subject of Spokane's backyard bunkers, basement hideaways, and public fallout shelters, in this book about an eastern Washington city that set its Cold War fears in cement. Take cover, Spokane, Washington. That thought propelled residents into a fallout shelter mania in the summer and fall of 1961. "It soon reached the point," Spokane humorist Kent Graybill recalled, "where if you weren't at least planning a shelter in the basement or under the petunia bed, you were practically un ...

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