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Old 07-08-09, 05:40 PM
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Heh, couldn't think of any.

The town where my MIL lived, it was basically the main attraction - right next to the feed mill (2000 people, rural area)

Then I suddenly remembered where Burlington's is. We ride past the place often - it is by a park on the escarpment, it just doesn't have stilts (it is almost level)
Google maps

And this is the one where I used to live
Umbogintwini, South Africa Top of the hill, and in the one corner you can see the square stilted water tower. Nice view of Durban airport from up there
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I have to give it to you, Airwick. You do come up with some pretty cool ideas for threads.
thank you, KT.

I have fond memories of water towers,....



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Round here we don't have water towers; we just put tanks on hills.
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The Brooklyn Park tower posted above is a type of water tower that also is built to be able to have office and warehouse space in it, as opposed to just H20.
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Old 07-09-09, 04:45 AM
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Flying prior to GPS, there was nothing handier than water towers to regain "situational awareness" when lost at low altitude.
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Old 07-09-09, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
thank you, KT.

I have fond memories of water towers,....



ha....Petticoat Junction. used to watch that show too.
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Old 07-09-09, 05:05 AM
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we have a ton around here
https://www.eureka4you.com/wtower-on-t/index.htm#Toronto
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Old 07-09-09, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Will G View Post
Flying prior to GPS, there was nothing handier than water towers to regain "situational awareness" when lost at low altitude.
forgotten heroes.

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jackpot! awesome, AEO

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Old 07-09-09, 09:37 AM
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"Lot's of curves, you bet
and even more when you get
to the Junction"



Petticoat Junction water tower comes to life
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Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
She's a beautiful,...

where?
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Judging by the car in the foreground, I'd say it's located somewhere around 1937.

Also, interesting gender assignment for large, vaguely phallic structures.
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Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
She's a beautiful,...

where?
Near where I used to live on the West Bank. Seems an eon, ago.
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Old 07-09-09, 03:32 PM
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near a place I camped every year as a kid:


Paul Bunyan's Fishing Bobber - Pequot Lakes, MN




Rochester, MN
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We keep ours next to the sewage treatment plant of course - where else?
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Big ole water cylinder behind a Safeway. It's a "tower", but not on stilts.


More boring towers


And a big ugly one:
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Selma, NC (pretty dang close to Clayton)


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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Judging by the car in the foreground, I'd say it's located somewhere around 1937.

Also, interesting gender assignment for large, vaguely phallic structures.
you sound like a hard core feminist.
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Old 07-09-09, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
Selma, NC (pretty dang close to Clayton)


Barton College - Wilson, NC
Thats wilson one is really a UFO hidden in plain sight!
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Also, interesting gender assignment for large, vaguely phallic structures.
Sometimes, more than vaguely phallic...
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Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
Selma, NC (pretty dang close to Clayton)


Barton College - Wilson, NC
For some reason, I read that Selma one as LMAO Carolina.
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