WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — While looking for the shutoff valve for a broken water pipe a week ago Sunday, downtown developer Mike Coe found a stockpile of survival rations from the early 1960s.
Hefty metal canisters were stacked up in a shelter in the basement of the building on the corner of Sixth and Trade streets.
Some of the canisters — dated that they had been packed in June and July 1963 — contained “Civil Defense Carbohydrate Supplements” from the Bonomo Candy Division of Gold Medal Candy Corp. in Brooklyn.
“We had one busted open — it’s candy, multicolored candy,” Coe said. “It looked like horse pills.”
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