The Bunker

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on the grounds of The Greenbrier

Passing through White Sulphur Springs, we stopped for a visit to The Bunker. This is a must see for anyone passing through this area. You don't have to stay at the Greenbrier (we didn't) to enjoy what it has to offer. In the inside of the hotel there are tons of photographs of famous people who have stayed at this hotel and the grounds are beautiful. The highlight of the Greenbrier for me was the Bunker tour.  The bunker is an underground facility that can accomodate 1,100 people for many days in case of an attack. This was the place where the speaker of the house and congress would go in case of such an attack. It was kept secret for 30 years, now exposed it is no longer used for this purpose, but is used for secure documents for Fortune 500 companies and tours. Photos were not allowed inside the facility (sorry). This facility was built as the town watched and yet there were explanations given for the construction , etc.  so that no one knew what was really going on. It is a fasinating story. It is the best piece of American History I have witnessed.

I have added some postcards that I scanned. I was given them when taking the tour of the Bunker. We were not allowed to take photographs, but our guide gave us these postcards.

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on the grounds of The Greenbrier
on the grounds of The Greenbrier
The Greenbrier
The Greenbrier
on the grounds of The Greenbrier
on the grounds of The Greenbrier
The Greenbrier
The Greenbrier
on the grounds of The Greenbrier
on the grounds of The Greenbrier
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