Community Fallout Shelter Plan
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Dallas County Community Shelter Plan
With the surveying, marking and stocking of shelters all around the country, communities had to have a way to inform the citizens of where their nearest Fallout Shelter was located. The Office Of Civil Defense devised the Community Shelter Plan, or CSP, to serve this purpose. Towns and cities all over the United States started publishing and distributing their CSPs to the public. They were usually in the form of a small booklet or newspaper type publication. I have shelter plans in my collection from towns as small as a few thousand people on up to large cities. Here is the Dallas County, Texas Community Shelter Plan. The standard CSP consists of map or maps of the county or city with shelters marked on the maps with the addresses of the shelters in a legend. The main purpose of the CSP was to allocate people in areas of the community adjacent to shelters to specific shelters. This Dallas CSP is probably the best I have seen. You can see details of how the CSP is laid out below.
This map is one of 7 maps in the Dallas CSP. The CSP has the county divided in to seven sections. This map is of the part of Dallas County where I grew up. Not all areas of the city are covered by shelter allocation. The yellow highlighted sections of the map designate areas of the county covered by shelter spaces. In other words, if you lived in the yellow highlighted area you had a designated shelter you were to go to in case of attack. If you lived outside the yellow area you didn't have a community shelter to go too and were advised to improvise some type of Fallout Shelter in your home. The numbered red circles are the shelters. The Shelter List below shows the numbers with the name of the building with the shelter and the address. All of these buildings that were designated as shelters, except one, are still there as of 2004. Only a few still have the shelter signs on them. A story about one shelter. The number 12 shelter in the upper center of the map was under a shopping center that was torn down a few years ago. This shelter was stocked until the City of Dallas auctioned all of their shelter supplies in the early 80's. The shelter was located in an underground loading dock area. There were 2 huge storerooms in the underground area that were full to the ceilings with shelter supplies. There were 10-high stacks of water barrels in those storerooms. I have more stories about the shelters on this map. Maybe some day I'll record them and put them on this site.Click the image to see a larger version of the map.
Here's the legend from the Area C map. The "how to use" instructions explain the map and the shelter list obviously is the list of shelters with addresses and name of each building. Click each photo to see a larger version.
Dallas City-County CSP Report
This document is the actual engineering report of the Dallas CSP. The entire process of putting together the Dallas CSP is explained in this report. The engineering firm used census data, traffic data and various other pieces of information to develop the CSP. The document is several hundered pages of maps and shelter lists and is about an inch think. It was from this that the condensed booklet above was finally published. Click the photo to see a larger version.
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SCURRY COUNTY, TEXAS COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTER PLAN
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