In 1957, the Strategic Air Command constructed a protective bunker to support the Combat Operational mission of the  Eighth Air Force Headquarters. Embedded in the Holyoke Mountain Range, this three-story hardened facility was capable of housing

The Notch

350 personnel for a period of 35 days, in the event of a nuclear war. Owned by Amherst College today and used primarily for archival storage, join us as we take a tour of this unique facility.

The Notch–Hadley

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