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Photo 8
Test of emergency operations by city, state and federal officials, Oct. 7, 1971.
Charles W. Erdman (center background, with hand on rail) gets reports from officials of City Departments in the circular headquarters of the Emergency Operations Center on the Lakefront. Each department is presented with the disaster, be it flooding, bomb damage, or high winds, and is called upon to respond with workable plans which will save lives and property.
Caption from Hall Talk, October 1971, p. 16.
[Photo by Joseph C. Davi]