Today marks the 70th anniversary of the infamous 1938 broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” radio play. While there’s some controversy about just how much of a panic the show set off (with the exception of Concrete, Washington), there’s no doubt how large of a cultural impact it’s had over the years.
Much like the wonderful Tripod Statue erected in Woking, England (as a memorial to the initial Martian attack in the original book), the ill-fated Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, set up a memorial monument of the Martian invasion, which you can check out here.
If you’ve not heard the hour-long broadcast, you can download an MP3 of it (and other Mercury Theater productions) at The Mercury Theatre on the Air website. Today is a good day to give it a listen, so have at it!