We moved into this house in 1957 and shortly thereafter had a fallout shelter built. Many who had basements here modified them, but ours was built from scratch and is underground with an air pipe with crank to pull in air, shelves for food, a connection to put water in. I believe (this should be checked) that it was more the time of the Cuban missile crisis.
Some called building a fallout shelter "Don's Folly." School children were drilled in getting under their desks back then. We are at risk of a nuclear attack by radical Muslim groups right now.
Donald W. Bales, Kingsport, Tn.