Oklahoma’s fallout from the Cold War Era includes spies, missiles, and forgotten bunkers.
WEATHERFORD, OKLAHOMA -- It isn't ancient history.
The Cold War officially ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Southwestern OSU history professor Landry Brewer argues, "The 1950's and 1960's were the most frightening years."
But he says the days of 'duck and cover' drills and fallout shelters can seem remote from our every day life because the people who lived it often fail to realize just how unique it was.
Brewer, Landry and Culver, Galen, "Oklahoma’s fallout from the Cold War Era includes spies, missiles, and forgotten bunkers." (2019). Faculty Articles & Research. 5.