One of the many remaining Hartford fallout shelter signs pointing towards a (presumably) defunct fallout shelter in a public building. The National Fallout Shelter Program was started by President Kennedy in 1961. The fallout shelters were usually equipped with a large amount of emergency food, medical supplies, radio, etc. This sign at the Washington St. School has a circle within the trefoil symbol indicating the capacity of the shelter.Many of these designated fallout shelters still have antique emergency supplies in place.
The massive building on Washington Street, the Washington St. School, later known as the M.D. Fox School, now know as M.D. Fox Housing or M.D. Fox Manor. Michael Davis Fox was a teacher at the Burr St. School and later was the Superintendent of the Washington School District.
1918. Washington St School
Separate doors and signs for different student groups: Kindergarten Department,
Mega Foods with the Spires of the Chapel at Trinity College in the background.
mega/m'eɡə Young people sometimes use mega in front of nouns in order to emphasize that the thing they are talking about is very good, very large, or very impressive. ADJADJ ninformalemphasis
...her newly acquired mega salary.
...the mega superstar Madonna.
Mega Foods apparently sold very good foods, very large foods of very impressive foods.
Before the coming of the very large foods, there was Finast, Finast was a retail supermarket brand in the northeastern United States until being absorbed by Edwards and its Dutch parent Royal Ahold in the mid-1990s. Its name was an acronym for "First National Stores Inc." Even after the store name was shortened, many still referred to the store as "The First National".