Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spokane Motorcycle Club

From the Spokesman-Review - During the Cold War, when atomic war was front-page news, George Faulders organized members of the Spokane Motorcycle Club into a Civil Defense unit to serve as messengers in case of emergency. Veteran rider Arthur Hitchcock told the Spokesman-Review in 1953 that if a bomb is dropped it may be “necessary to get through to a neighboring town or some other location to seek assistance. With the highways knocked out, how is anyone going to get through? There is one answer: a motorcycle.” This picture was taken on January 2, 1954 of members of the Civil Defense motorcycle group standing in front of the local Harley Davidson dealership, Brush Cycle.

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