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Artesia, New Mexico: ABO Elementary School and Fallout Shelter

Nuclear war-ready grade school built underground in 1962. Not open to the public, but the outside is helpfully labeled as a school AND fallout shelter.

1802 Centre Ave., Artesia, NM
Centre Ave at S 18th St.
Visible from street. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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School and Fallout Shelter.

Abo Elementary School and Fallout Shelter

Located at 1802 Center Ave. in Artesia, NM. This school was built in 1962 entirely underground and was designed to double as a fallout shelter. You can't get underground, but it's free to drive by and take pictures and imagine what lurks beneath.

[Susannah B., 09/20/2013]

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