COLD WAR COLLECTION: “Evacuation Caravan” (1954)

DEC 6 1954 Lt. Gen. Henry L. Larsen (left foreground), state civil defense director, gives. some instructions to driver of the lead car in caravans moving out from an auto assembly area near Brighton in Sunday’s big civil defense evacuation test. A chartered bus and about 200 private cars carried about 1,000 Denverites to Weld county communities where they found shelter with private families. About 1,100 Weld countians participated in the test.

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