Modern Times: Built-in Bomb Shelters

Service with the Ventura County Civil Defense Organization convinced Californian Richard Doremus that residential nuclear fallout shelters are essential to the nation's total defense. Experience as a home builder convinced Doremus that he was the man to get things going in the "Exhibit Homes" development he was building in the Los Angeles suburbia of San Fernando Valley. For prospective buyers of his $29,500 to $31,500 houses, Doremus offered a bomb shelter under the garage for $1,100 extra. The small (8 ft.

by 10 ft.) shelter would have a concrete and steel roof...

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