Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cold War Air Defense Of Pittsburgh

Thursday, March 29 at 7:00pm

Did you know that there are a number of locations in the North Hills and surrounding areas that served as Cold War defense sites during those days following World War II of high tension between the United States and the USSR? Pittsburgh was considered a possible prime target for a nuclear attack, so preparations were soon underway to detect possible attacks and prepare for retaliation. Some of the sites were later dismantled, some underground bunkers were paved over and some of the buildings were remodeled for other purposes. Where are they now? What are they today?

Join us for an evening of fascinating local history presented by Tom Koedel and Rob Skertich who have done extensive research to uncover these sites. They'll present maps and pictures that may surprise you! Please register for this program online or by calling the adult services reference desk at 412-366-8100, ext.113.

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