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In case of nuclear war, head to the Berkshires? Decades ago, that was part of the plan

In case of nuclear war, head to the Berkshires? Decades ago, that was part of the plan

Two generations ago, federal civil defense planners hatched a plan they hoped would ensure nine out of 10 Americans survived a nuclear attack by Soviet Russia. 

Berkshire County was part of it. Residents of Connecticut's coastal cities would flee to the Berkshires and neighboring counties, New York state or parts of Vermont.

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Heather Bellow can be reached at hbellow@berkshireeagle.com or 413-329-6871. 

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