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Old 05-05-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Family pries open 50 year old bomb shelter in back yard and finds . . .

The Daily Mail reports:

For more than a decade after they moved into their house in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Zwick family knew they had a Cold War bunker in their backyard.

It was not until 2010 that anyone thought to open the heavy steel hatch, climb down the ladder and explore the 8-foot-by-10-foot chamber that the home's previous owner had built to protect his family from a nuclear attack.

Floating in five feet of water that had seemed into the bunker were sealed U.S. Army boxed packed with all of the supplies a family would need to survive two weeks underground.


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Cool! Now they should clean it up and restock!



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29 cents for a bag of butterscotch candies!? Awesome. As a child I loved Hershey syrup in can. Mmmm mmmm.

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That's in my area.

It never ceases to amaze me how the best US news is found in British papers.

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I certainly would. I love diggin round in old shelters. Lots a history an knowledge there.

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I find it hard to believe they knew it was there for 10 years before they had a look. I'd be down there 5 minutes after I moved in.
I bought a house many years ago that had been abandoned for 20 years, left exactly as it was not a thing removed or touched. Was an interesting time capsule.

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Still cool but not as intriguing as "family pries open 50 year old..." like it claims before you open the thread.


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The Daily Mail reports:
For more than a decade after they moved into their house in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Zwick family knew they had a Cold War bunker in their backyard.

It was not until 2010 that anyone thought to open the heavy steel hatch, climb down the ladder and explore the 8-foot-by-10-foot chamber that the home's previous owner had built to protect his family from a nuclear attack.

Floating in five feet of water that had seemed into the bunker were sealed U.S. Army boxed packed with all of the supplies a family would need to survive two weeks underground.
All carbs in that box...yikes!
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29 cents for a bag of butterscotch candies!? Awesome. As a child I loved Hershey syrup in can. Mmmm mmmm.
wow! doesnt that bring back memories?

That little doo-doo-doo-doo wanna be digital noise when they were going to play "in the news" on saturday mornings

black & white TV's

things were made to last, and be repaired instead of being disposable

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