Map: Hypothetical Effects of A Nuclear Attack on Detroit 1951

hypothetical-effects-of-a-hypothetical-nuclear-attack-on-DetroitThis map was published in the Detroit News April 17, 1951, shows the hypothetical effects of a nuclear attack on Detroit. It appears that Arden Park and Brush along with Livernois and Warren held important targets for a nuclear bomb drop.

“Major airlines, Detroit automakers, IBM, the phone company and Wall Street planned employee shelters. The Federal Reserve designated banks for postwar check cashing, and a farmer in Iowa built a fallout shelter for 200 cows.”

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