Saying Goodbye to the Man Behind the Sign

 

Robert Blakeley, the US Army Corps of Engineers employee tasked with creating the very sign this website chronicles, died on Wednesday, October 25 at the age of 95.

Mr. Blakeley was tasked as part of his duties to create a sign that would be recognizable, even without power, and with time and creation, the black and yellow Fallout Shelter sign was born.

Conelrad Adjacent did an entire interview with him after tracking him down over 10 years ago, and this story can be found here, and is told in great detail.

It was important for this site to recognize the man without whom this site would be possible, and although at the time the task was just part of his duties, he would never know how much interest and buzz his sign creates to this day, over 50 years later.

We salute you, Mr. Blakeley, and may you Rest In Peace.

FFZ

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