SWOSU-Sayre History Professor Creates Civil Defense Display

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) history professor Landry Brewer created a visual reminder of a time when western Oklahomans prepared for nuclear war.Last November, Brewer helped Elk City’s City Manager, Tom Ivester, transfer several of the city’s decades- old Cold War civil defense items to the Oklahoma Historical Society. Using some of the remaining artifacts, Brewer created the display “Preparing to Survive Nuclear Attack: Western Oklahoma Cold War Civil Defense” in Mackey Hall on the SWOSU campus in Sayre.The display features items that the federal government provided to Elk City, including water barrels, food, sanitation kits from the 1960s, radioactivity…

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