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#32290 - 07/21/13 12:02 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 10/07/09
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXV (165):

We are looking for a very specific act with this one...

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#32292 - 07/21/13 02:35 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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165:  

Seems the old boy wants/needs to travel. Maybe somebody will remove the plant, too.

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#32298 - 07/22/13 01:23 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: saltydog]
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Loc: Alaska
Thank you much. Great summary. This site is on military property just adjacent to popular Anchorage area hikes. Some hikers have been known to "more closely" explore the site and have had MPs waiting for them at their cars at the trailhead with citations.

I don't know any more about their history other than what you can find on typical google searches. Hopefully I will find some Alaskan who can tell me some stories.

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#32358 - 07/24/13 11:22 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Chicagocwright]
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Update: What In The World Happened Here? CXXXVI (136):

Google saw fit today to commemorate Rosalind Franklin's (would have been) 93rd. birthday.



Her Photo 51 was the subject of WITWHH 136
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#33376 - 09/22/13 01:51 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CLXV (165):



This a statue which was originally designed to attract tourists to a motel in Cairns, FNQ. The council member assigned to approve the statue assumed the dimensions were in feet, when they were actually in meters. So this street is graced with an almost 50-foot statue, which now advertizes a popular bar down near the beach.

The local joke is that Captain Jimmy is saying "This is how high the cannabis grows around here".

A similar error happened on the way to Mars more recently.


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#33377 - 09/22/13 02:09 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (166):



Now that it is so easy to locate a picture published on the Internet, we have to resort to Google Earth, or our own original photos.

The biggish shed is a fire station, and it would not have been useful either way.


Edited by wagga (12/18/13 12:28 AM)
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#33824 - 10/18/13 01:51 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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This one seems to need a clue - It came uncomfortably close to being WITWHH I (1)
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#34095 - 11/24/13 05:22 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (167):

Who built it? Where is it? What is it now?



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#34130 - 11/29/13 04:04 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Originally Posted By: wagga
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (166):



Now that it is so easy to locate a picture published on the Internet, we have to resort to Google Earth, or our own original photos.

The biggish shed is a fire station, and it would not have been useful either way.


I won the answer when I beat Big Daddy at Pharaoh
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#34133 - 11/29/13 02:40 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (167):

Who built it? Where is it? What is it now?

Hint: built pre-1900

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#34142 - 12/02/13 12:31 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (167):

Who built it? Where is it? What is it now?

Hint: built pre-1900


Michigan? - just a guess...
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#34143 - 12/02/13 12:42 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
Originally Posted By: wagga
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (166):



Now that it is so easy to locate a picture published on the Internet, we have to resort to Google Earth, or our own original photos.

The biggish shed is a fire station, and it would not have been useful either way.


I won the answer when I beat Big Daddy at Pharaoh


Didn't happen anywhere near Chicago.

And something ended up hanging in a tree...
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#34145 - 12/02/13 04:10 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: saltydog
Originally Posted By: wagga
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (166):


The biggish shed is a fire station, and it would not have been useful either way.


I won the answer when I beat Big Daddy at Pharaoh


Didn't happen anywhere near Chicago.

And something ended up hanging in a tree...


Chicago? How did Chicago come up?

What? Identifying the intersection wasn't good enough? How about this: it didn't exactly hang in the tree, but some of the ropes did. And if you dig deep enough, you might find that some of the pieces to the puzzle are still there. And it didn't happen anywhere near Oklahoma, either, although one name for the incident might be mistaken for a location there.
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#34158 - 12/03/13 09:45 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
Steve C Offline


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#167: Wagga wrote:
"Michigan? - just a guess..."

No. But warm. Twas somebody's mansion.

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#34281 - 12/17/13 11:29 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
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#167 has a Civil War connection.

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#34594 - 12/18/13 11:17 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: saltydog
Originally Posted By: wagga
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (166):



Now that it is so easy to locate a picture published on the Internet, we have to resort to Google Earth, or our own original photos.

The biggish shed is a fire station, and it would not have been useful either way.


I won the answer when I beat Big Daddy at Pharaoh


Didn't happen anywhere near Chicago.

And something ended up hanging in a tree...


So, assuming Wagga by his absence is not objecting, here's the beans. On January 23, 1961, a B-52 carrying two nuclear bombs broke up in flight and crashed near Goldsboro, NC. The two bombs were released and landed about a mile from the location in the photo.

the fire station is in Faro, NC at the corner of Faro and Big Daddy Roads. The incident was the first so-called broken arrow, or lost nuke. the bombs descended on parachutes, one of which failed and the other of which snagged a tree.

I have no idea what the Chicago comment was about, but the rest of the clues ought to be clear now.
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#34846 - 01/07/14 09:52 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


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Loc: Fresno, CA
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (167):

Who built it? Where is it? What is it now?



#167 has a Civil War connection.
Another hint: car manufacturer

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#34849 - 01/07/14 01:36 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 08/09/11
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Loc: Saugus, CA
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXVI (167):

Who built it? Where is it? What is it now?



#167 has a Civil War connection.
Another hint: car manufacturer


Lincoln?
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#34850 - 01/07/14 02:10 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Snacking Bear]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6822
Loc: Fresno, CA
No, not Lincoln. He was president during the Civil War, but that is not really a link to this mansion.

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#34914 - 01/15/14 07:05 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 925
Loc: Richmond, Virginia

The Union Army used wagons as cars had not yet been invented

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