City leaders place the first fallout shelter sign on the YM-YWCA building downtown, February 1963

City leaders place the first fallout shelter sign on the YM-YWCA building downtown, February 1963
Caption: ERECT SHELTER SIGNS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began the placement of signs on Ann Arbor buildings that will be used as public fallout shelters. The first sign was placed at the YM-YWCA downtown. Looking on are (from the left) City Administrator Guy C. Larcom, jr., Joseph Derkowski, of the corps, Dr. H. R. Shipman, city Civil Defense director, and Mayor Cecil O. Creal. Twenty-three buildings will be used as shelters. Equipment is expected to be brought here beginning Wednesday. The supplies from federal sources will be put into the various shelters.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1963

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor YM-YWCA, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Shelters, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Fallout Shelters, Signs & Signage, United States Army Corps of Engineers
People: Cecil O. Creal, Guy C. Larcom Jr., H. R. Shipman, Joseph Derkowski
Photographer: Eck Stanger
Date: February 1963

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