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#61 TAHOE ONLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2016 - 03:29 PM

This thread was an excellent idea.  Some of you guys lead me to some interesting googling!

 

So, find out anything you want to share?

 

google  "Chem-Dyne"


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Posted January 29, 2016 - 04:29 PM

I forgot, I live right down the hill from the police gun range, been there since the 70's. We too get to hear some "fun" noises, there is an occasional automatic sessions going on up there and some really BIG stuff.
Makes it nice though, when the boys are in our field, people don't realize that it's coming not the gun range.


Nothing beats live fire ranges. I've been in places the house windows rattle from concussions 6 or more km away. House size fire balls and apartment building size smoke clouds. I've even heard concussions from naval bombardment and carpet bombing practice.... Sometimes you see the flash, watch the smoke cloud evolve, wait 5 seconds or so, feel the concussion, and hear the explosion.....
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Posted January 29, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Punxsutawney Phil. :D

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Posted January 30, 2016 - 12:32 AM

Nothing beats live fire ranges. I've been in places the house windows rattle from concussions 6 or more km away. House size fire balls and apartment building size smoke clouds. I've even heard concussions from naval bombardment and carpet bombing practice.... Sometimes you see the flash, watch the smoke cloud evolve, wait 5 seconds or so, feel the concussion, and hear the explosion.....

No flash bangs from Ft. Hood but close enough to have things rattle from the M1A1 rounds going off.


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Nothing beats live fire ranges. I've been in places the house windows rattle from concussions 6 or more km away. House size fire balls and apartment building size smoke clouds. I've even heard concussions from naval bombardment and carpet bombing practice.... Sometimes you see the flash, watch the smoke cloud evolve, wait 5 seconds or so, feel the concussion, and hear the explosion.....

That happens here nearly every weekend!



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Posted January 30, 2016 - 07:48 AM

We live between two fairly unique towns.
Meadvile has always been a force of industry. Channelock is the biggest, but there are Meadville Forging (foundry and tool) and a couple other mfg plants left. It's also known as the Tool and Die capital of the world. Lots of Mom and Pop tool and die too. Pittsburgh Glass Works campus number 2 is just south of Meadville and across the road from that is the old munitions storage area from ww2/Korea. It's now a bunch of oddly shaped houses that use the sloped wall foundations as the walls. Some are kinda nice, some are a little sketchy.

Franklin is a sister city to Oil City and Titusville Between them is know as the Oil Valley where drilling for oil was done first and boom towns sprung up everywhere. Joy International (mining equipment) is there as well as DeBence music museum. Easier to just link http://debencemusicworld.com/
Franklin Industries still is a force that makes most of the steel T style fence posts and some posts for highways, Franklin Bronze is a notable Foundry and tool shop.

There are other neat sights, mainly rural and foothill woodlands scenery and wildlife. About 10 miles from nesting Eagles one way and a bunch of nesting herons the other.
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Posted January 30, 2016 - 10:46 AM

I live about 3miles off the main road on a narrow private road that runs between 2 lakes. It's pretty quiet out here, kinda like going to the cottage every night when you come home from work! We are only about  15 miles from the centre of Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia. It's a port city, the home of the East Coast Canadian Navy and the biggest city in Atlantic Canada. Halifax played a huge part in WW2, being a major forming up and launch point for convoys to Europe. It was founded in 1749 and has a great natural harbour. 


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 02:43 PM

I live less than a mile from where the White sewing machine company started back in the late 1850's.  There's nothing left now except for a couple stone markers that were put up back somewhere around 1990.  


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:54 AM

There is a small zoo/animal rescue place about 1/4 mile down the hill from us. At night, we hear sounds that hain't natural in these hills!
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 10:40 AM

We have a giant sleeping in the harbour.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 01:09 PM

We have a giant sleeping in the harbour.


I would like to know more. :D

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 01:25 PM

I live between the Sand Dunes State Forest (1/8 mile away east or west) and the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. (1/4 mile north of me)

Between the two, they are just over 40,000 acres in size.
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 01:38 PM

I would like to know more. :D

heres the giant

 

http://www.cbc.ca/se...ping_giant.html

 

 

 

When I moved to Thunder Bay in '78 my first job was sealing up old silver mine shafts.  A portion of general public thought old mines shafts were a exciting place to explore.  Old timbers that were mush, cave ins, deep water. .. Some were cut into shear cliffs while others were just a 60' hole in the ground obscured by foliage. Some shafts near the Giant were on private property where some folks denied us access to seal the shaft. 


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 02:09 PM

I live close enough to hear the guy do this...http://fox4kc.com/20...s-world-record/

It drove me batty.

 

Other than that, we live 7 miles from the nearest gas station and have to make our own fun. That usually includes and big ol' country jam about once a month in the shop.12509231_212531705754456_809680123790072


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 03:25 PM

I live next door to a guy with a severe garden tractor hoarding disorder.

 

 

Oh wait!  That crap is all on my side of the fence.......  :smilewink:


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