The Fallout Shelter School

On a recent trip to New Mexico I came across a little Cold War gem. The Abo Elementary School in Artesia, New Mexico. It was the first school built entirely underground to serve as a fallout shelter. It was used up until 1995 when it closed. The roof of the school now serves as the basketball court for a newly built and above ground elementary school right next to it.

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One response to “The Fallout Shelter School

  1. That last photo is really haunting. Really cool story behind it all too!

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