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August 21, 2014

Culpeper Opens

Culpeper

The Culpeper site was built stair-step fashion into the side of a hill called Mount Pony.

The Communications and Records Center in Culpeper, Va., opened in 1969—during the Cold War—to serve as a relocation site for key federal employees during a national emergency. The three-story building, with 12-inch thick reinforced concrete walls, was built stair-step fashion into the side of a hill called Mount Pony. With threat of nuclear war significantly diminished, its use as a relocation site ceased in 1994.

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