A Brief History of the Greenbrier Resort

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A Five-Star Fallout Shelter
For 30 years, hotel staff kept the bunker stocked with supplies and food. A 25-ton blast door (above) led to 18 dormitories that could accommodate 1,100 people, several decontamination chambers, a cafeteria, a pharmacy, a clinic with 12 hospital beds, meeting rooms for the House and Senate, a power plant with purification equipment, three 25,000-gallon water storage tanks, three 14,000-gallon diesel fuel storage tanks and a communications area that included a TV production studio and audio-recording booths. None of it was ever used.

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