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Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959
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Ann Arbor News, July 16, 1969
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HOW PEOPLE REACTED TO TEST: A good many pedestrians paid no attention whatsoever (top picture) to Civil Defense officials' pleas to take cover during yesterday's alert. On the other hand (bottom) some people at least moved inside buildings during the test.
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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
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Ann Arbor News, May 21, 1958
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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.
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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
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Ann Arbor News, May 22, 1958
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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.
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