In Part 2 of the "From the Archives" series: some photos from 2008 of a shelter in the woods. Was it constructed as a means of escape from violent weather or nuclear war? If the bomb did drop, could it even survive?
Over time, a lot of urban exploration content has been featured on QC/D. During the past ten or so years, some photographs and stories from my interest in documenting abandoned, forgotten, or little-known locations have fallen by the wayside. They were either never featured or only had a small mention. Over the next few weeks, this “From the Archives” series will dig up some of those older stories and share more history and exploration of abandoned places across the Midwest.
|- Entrance to the shelter.|
|- The shelter sits in a valley surrounded by hills on Cincinnati's far west side.|
|- The valley in which the shelter sits.|
|- Shelter entrance.|
In the end, that's exactly what my uncle confirmed when I recently talked with him after digging up these photographs from 2008. It was originally built by his former neighbor who had constructed a house on the property in 1962. Mr. Betts had constructed it as a tornado shelter, but “did keep two large storage tanks of fuel at the ready on the property.” He passed away in the late 90’s, but my uncle remembers him fondly as someone who was “never short on advice or a good story.”
More stories "From the Archives" coming soon.