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  • Robert Polidori via Associated Press
Jay Swayze's design for Girard Henderson's Las Vegas bomb shelter featured a backyard with fake greenery, a barbecue camouflaged in a fake boulder, swimming pool and patio area. Murals were painted on the interior of the home's protective concrete shell. Lighting could be adjusted to create day or night.

    Cold War bomb shelters: A garish trip back in tome

    If you're of an age to remember diving under your classroom desk during nuclear-attack drills, you probably look back on that as ludicrous. We've seen enough movies to know that an atomic conflagration wouldn't be something we'd just dust ourselves off from, in time for recess.


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