“…The Flash Apparently Official”

It is hard to believe that it will be 50 years ago this Friday (November 22) that President John Kennedy was publicly assassinated. Being only 22 years old, September 11, 2001, is the only thing I can compare to the tragedy that unfolded that day in 1963. People always have that moment burned into their… Continue reading “…The Flash Apparently Official”

Allis-Chalmers, History

Allis-Chalmers & Civil Defense Part II

As a follow-up to my previous post, I would like to fill you in on some new information that I received from the National Archives. I sent an inquiry to the archives about Allis-Chalmers' involvement with the development of the National Emergency Alarm Repeater system (NEAR). If you haven't read that post yet, click here.… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers & Civil Defense Part II

Allis-Chalmers, History

Allis-Chalmers and Civil Defense

I am beginning to turn up some very interesting material for my History Seminar project. I've gone through boxes upon boxes, folders upon folders. papers upon papers, and I have run into Allis-Chalmers a few times in the old Wisconsin Bureau of Civil Defense information. The company played two interesting roles in Wisconsin Civil Defense. One was devising a CD plan… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers and Civil Defense