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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fallout Shelter Photographs
Elkhorn, Nebraska (Date 17-20 May 1968)

These photos were taken in Elkhorn, Nebraska. I have no information on these images except the captions that are on the back of the 8x10 prints. The images are displayed with the captions as they are written on the back of the prints. Any additional comments that I may ad will appear in Italics.


Roberts Dairy Company Farm

CD1215 Portion of Roberts Dairy herd which will occupy the fallout shelter at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm in an emergency. Feed in silo in the background is protected from fallout while the silo remains undamaged. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1211 Roberts Dairy Company cattle shelter at the farm contains 6,000 square feet of floor space, sufficient for 200 head of cattle, food and water, and living space for the attendants. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1212 Pump room for the cattle fallout shelter at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm. Human shelter food is stored here for the men caring for the cattle. Power for the pump, is supplied by an emergency generator. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1214 Auxiliary generator at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm supplies power and light for the shelter areas and all farm buildings in case of a power failure. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1216 Ventilators on top of the cattle fallout shelter at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1217 Milking time at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm. Milk goes directly to stainless steel containers to prevent any external contamination. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1218 Under ground fallout and tornado shelter for the Roberts Dairy Company Farm employees. Large galvanized pipe exit in left foreground leads to emergency power plant, Shelter supplies are provided by the company. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1220 Ventilator suction exhaust, emergency light and heater in personnel fallout shelter at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm. The meter on the wall, left o the door, is a trickle charger which keeps emergency batteries fully charged. (17-20 May 1968)


CD1221- Fire extinguisher, first aid kit, stored water, and other supplies in personnel fallout shelter at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm. The meter on the wall, left of the door, is a trickle charger, which keeps emergency batteries fully charged. (17-20 May 1968)


Roberts Dairy Company Farm Cattle Fallout Shelter Article, August 23, 1963

In 2008 Carter Hulinsky of Lincoln Nebraska visited the state historical society and found a detailed article and some news clippings covering a fallout shelter test conducted at the Roberts Dairy Company Farm in August 1963. He put these together in a file and emailed it to me in July 2008. I forgot all about it until I was going through my email archives in August 2014. I converted to an Adobe PDF file to make it available here. RobertsDairyShelterTest08231963.pdf File Size 3.5 Mb
Thanks Carter!