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zoobyshoe
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May29-05, 06:15 PM
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"The conflict" was none other than "The War Of Northern Agression."
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May29-05, 06:18 PM
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Quote Quote by zoobyshoe
"The conflict" was none other than "The War Of Northern Agression."
I'm out then. I've never heard that term. To me, it could mean your Civil War, or the Korean conflict, Viet Nam... anything with north and south sides.
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May29-05, 06:23 PM
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I'm out too, but you knew that.
Ivan Seeking
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May30-05, 01:39 AM
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I can't find anything.
zoobyshoe
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May30-05, 01:48 AM
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"I wish that I was in the land of cotton
Old times there, are not forgotten,
Look away.......
Look away......
Look away......
*****land!
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May30-05, 02:03 AM
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Quote Quote by zoobyshoe
"I wish that I was in the land of cotton
Old times there, are not forgotten,
Look away.......
Look away......
Look away......
*****land!
Right! Dixie Cups! I forgot that they used to be made out of glass.
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May30-05, 02:05 AM
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So far it has something to do with the Civil War or the American South (The War of Northern Aggression I've now learned is what the Southerners call the Civil War...I never knew that before having always lived north of the Mason Dixon line). I can't find anything about scavenging of window panes other than in the general sense that everything was scavenged.
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So far it has something to do with the Civil War
Well, my curiosity must wait. Bed time. See you tomorrow.
Ivan Seeking
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May30-05, 02:09 AM
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Mathew B. Brady?
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May30-05, 02:20 AM
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Mathew B. Brady?
BINGO!!!!

Mathew Brady, the most famous photographic chronicler of the Civil War. 90% of Civil War pictures you have seen were by Brady.
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May30-05, 02:21 AM
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What was the Dixieland clue? Or was this just in reference to the Civil War?
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May30-05, 02:24 AM
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What was the Dixieland clue? Or was this just in reference to the Civil War?
Yeah, that was because no one seemed to have heard of "The War of Northern Agression". Just saying "Civil War" would have been too easy.
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May30-05, 02:44 AM
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It is estimated that over 1400 anti-aircraft rounds were fired in this little known California event. After all, there was a war on!
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking
It is estimated that over 1400 anti-aircraft rounds were fired in this little known California event. After all, there was a war on!
I believe you are refering to what might be called "The Battle of Los Angeles" when an air raid by the Japanese on that city was bravely repelled, despite the absense of any actual Japanese planes.

California Military History: California and World War II
Address:http://www.militarymuseum.org/HistoryWWII.html
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May30-05, 03:13 AM
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Correct!

Edit: This is an actual photo of the object that wasn't there.


http://brumac.8k.com/BATTLEOFLA/BattleofLA.html
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May30-05, 03:15 AM
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"...mounted on a block of concrete that floated in a cylindrical, brick-enclosed trough of mercury."
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Quote Quote by zoobyshoe
"...mounted on a block of concrete that floated in a cylindrical, brick-enclosed trough of mercury."
This sounds to me like some kind of bearing for something big and heavy. A telescope?
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Quote Quote by zoobyshoe
"...mounted on a block of concrete that floated in a cylindrical, brick-enclosed trough of mercury."
I believe I was told about this last winter, when I was visiting folks in the Bay Area. I think it was something about the fort below the GG Bridge. Some kind of terrestrial telescope (copied that off of brew), perhaps ?


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