Civil Defense of Ann Arbor

Waiting for the all clear after during "Operation Alert," a Civil Defense test, May 1958

Waiting for the all clear after during "Operation Alert," a Civil Defense test, May 1958
Caption: CITIZENS TAKE COVER: These people are waiting in Peck's Drug Store on Main St. for the end of the "take cover" signal which was denoted by the blowing of sirens during yesterday's Operation Alert, 1958, a Civil Defense test. All persons on the streets in a four-block downtown area during the five-minute alert were herded by police into nearby stores.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, May 22, 1958

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor Police Department, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Operation Alert, Peck's Cut Rate Drug Store
Places: 106 S Main St
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: May 1958

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Barricades at Main and Washington streets during civil defense test, May 1958

Barricades at Main and Washington streets during civil defense test, May 1958
Caption: READY FOR ALERT: Two police officers put barricades in place at Washington and Main Sts. as sirens warn motorists and pedestrians in downtown Ann Arbor of a "bomber attack." The parked cars have been deserted by motorists who were instructed to go into nearby stores during the five minute test.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, May 21, 1958

Article Keywords: Air Raid Drills, B. E. Muehlig Co., Ball Office Supply, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Goodyear's Department Store, Mayer-Schairer Co., Merit Shoe Co., Moray's Jewelers, Muir's Cut Rate Drugs, Peck's Cut Rate Drug Store
Places: Main Street, Washington Street
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: May 1958

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Civil Defense headquarters at County Building during Operation Alert, April 1959

Civil Defense headquarters at County Building during Operation Alert, April 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Operation Alert, Washtenaw County Building
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: April 1959

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Civil Defense headquarters at County Building during Operation Alert, April 1959

Civil Defense headquarters at County Building during Operation Alert, April 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Operation Alert, Washtenaw County Building
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: April 1959

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Civil Defense headquarters at County Building during Operation Alert, April 1959

Civil Defense headquarters at County Building during Operation Alert, April 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Operation Alert, Washtenaw County Building
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: April 1959

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Testing for Radioactivity at 1608 Ferndale, May 1959

Testing for Radioactivity at 1608 Ferndale, May 1959
Caption: TESTING FOR RADIOACTIVITIY: Mrs. Dale Perin (above) of 1608 Ferndale St., called the Civil Defense office this morning when she found a bottle on her mantle with a label reading: "Caution: Radioactive Material." Charles Knorpp of the Civil Defense control center group on radioactivity tests the bottle with a Geiger counter but finds no trace of radioactivity. Ann Arbor Police Officer Walk Hawkins assists him. Knorpp said the bottle probably contained radioactive iodine at one time. Mrs. Perin said she did not know how the bottle got into her house.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, May 4, 1959

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor Police Department, Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness
People: Charles Knorpp, Mrs. Dale Perin, Walk Hawkins
Places: 1608 Ferndale St
Photographer: Doug Fulton
Date: May 1959

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Women set tables for mass feeding during civil defense demonstration at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1959

Women set tables for mass feeding during civil defense demonstration at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Emergency Preparedness, Mass Feeding, Veterans Memorial Park
Places: 2150 Jackson Ave
Photographer: Doug Fulton
Date: June 1959

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Women set tables for mass feeding during civil defense demonstration at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1959

Women set tables for mass feeding during civil defense demonstration at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Emergency Preparedness, Mass Feeding, Veterans Memorial Park
Places: 2150 Jackson Ave
Photographer: Doug Fulton
Date: June 1959

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Men set up mass feeding area for civil defense demonstration at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1959

Men set up mass feeding area for civil defense demonstration at Veterans Memorial Park, June 1959
Caption: MASS-FEEDING PREPARATION: County Civil Defense Director Gerald G. Miller (right) discusses plans with workmen for setting up the feeding area for the CD demonstration scheduled to be held this Saturday afternoon in Veterans Memorial Park. The demonstration will show how survivors of a disaster in this area can be fed in the open.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, June 25, 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Emergency Preparedness, Mass Feeding, Veterans Memorial Park
People: Gerald G. Miller
Places: 2150 Jackson Ave
Photographer: Doug Fulton
Date: June 1959

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Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Preketes' Sugar Bowl Restaurant, Richman's Clothes, Traffic, Walk-Over Shoes
Places: E. Washington St, Main Street
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: July 1959

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