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#1 James Armstrong

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:14 AM

First, can't believe I have not signed on in 5 years, time flies....

 

Question, there use to be a saying if I remember correctly that in case of a nuclear attack at Carswell all yankees take Loop 820. Am I close or am I dreaming about that saying?

 

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:28 PM

I don't remember that one. Of course there was always about a lot of dark humor about how in a nuclear attack Fort Worth would be a prime target so it's entire possible.

 

 My favorite variation on that idea was back when New York had the "I Love New York" campaign. You'd see bumper stickers that said "Love New York? Take I-35 North!".



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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:12 PM

Fort Worth would be a prime target

 

It seems like everywhere I've lived considered themselves a "prime target" for a nuclear attack.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:56 PM

 

Fort Worth would be a prime target

 

It seems like everywhere I've lived considered themselves a "prime target" for a nuclear attack.

 

 

Air Force Plant 4 is surely a prime target. And smack in the middle of the city.



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 03:46 PM

I've always said that there are multiple targets here that most don't even think about (which makes me kinda nervous).  Lockheed, Bell Helicopter, NAS Joint Reserve and the currency plant that prints 2/3 of the currency in the US.  DC prints the other 1/3.  I'm sure I am leaving something out...  Let's just hope it never comes to fruition. 



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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:45 PM

I once heard that during the cold war the dams for Lake Lavon, Lake Lewisville and Lake Grapevine were all targets.  A dam break at Lake Lavon would result in Lake Ray Hubbard going out as well.  Such an attack would deprive a major metropolitan area most of its water supply - and send a flood of radioactive water down the Trinity thus polluting Houston's water supply as well.


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 02:57 AM

I'm sure I am leaving something out... 


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 09:23 AM

Speaking of Nuclear Attack, I remember that when the fireworks plant at Jacksboro Highway and Skyline Drive exploded, my friend Junior Farr of Farr's Grocery on Azle Ave. by the water tower thought that a nuclear attack had happened at Carswell and he herded his customers into the freezer. Those were the good old days for sure.






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