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9. FED Greenbrier facility

Last modified: 24 Apr 2022, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: W Virginia

Latitude: 37° 47' 9" N     Longitude: -81° 41' 30" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Former Congressional Relocation Bunker under the West Virginia Wing of the Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia was designed to accommodate the US Senate and House of Representatives in the event of WW3. Planned by the Eisenhower Administration the facility was built between 1958 and 1961. Since its completion it was maintained in a state of constant readiness by a small detachment of government employees working under the name of Forsythe Associates.

During the life of the facility continual updating of communications gear and other equipment and recycling of supplies was effected, so that the facility was always in a fully operational status.

The secrecy of its location, paramount to the facility's effectiveness, was maintained for more than 30 years until 1992, when the Washington Post published a story effectively exposing it. The day after the story was published, the facility began to be phased out, a procedure that was finalized in July 1995 with the termination of the lease between the government and the Greenbrier.

The Greenbrier virtual tour:
http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/greenbriar/index.html





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