Cold War Files: When the Air Force Dropped a Nuclear Bomb on South Carolina

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A version of this story originally appeared on Muckrock.com.

If you ever find yourself traveling on Crater Road in Mars Bluff, South Carolina, be sure and carve out a few moments for a marker commemorating this whimsical footnote in Cold War history – that time the US nearly nuked itself.

Although the event was written about extensively at the time – and it gets brought up whenever an outlet’s having a slow news day – a 2012 FOIA request by Carlton Purvis led to the release of some rarely-seen photos of the Air Force investigation into the incident.

Read the Remainder of this Story and See the Amazing Pictures at Atlas Obscura

 

 

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