Civil Defense – 9/10/17

Civil defense was an ever-present concern in the Cold War era. Here a group of Washington Junior High students, in 1962, is led through an exercise involving the evacuation of their school and a walk to Capitol Campus where they would be expected to seek safety in the event of an attack (the school was located in what is now the Knox Administration Building on Legion Way). Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum, olympiahistory.org. 

Daily Olympian photograph, 1962, State Capital Museum Collection, Washington State Historical Society

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