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Postby island » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:45 pm


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Postby BMR » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:27 am


I wonder if the towers were daymarked ... the arrows also
or were they all yellow

I am reminded of the very old joke about the driver stopped
for going the wrong way on a one way street ... the officer
inquiring "Didnt you see the arrows?" "Arrows?" replied the driver,
"I didnt even see the Indians ..."

Im embarrassed to say, although Im at a loss to say why,
that the story had the feel of "The Onion" to me as I read it.
Its fascinating if true ...

... and never having heard of The Blaze, I looked ...
GBTV? Really?
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:39 pm


What a fascinating story. Never knew about these arrows. Wonder if any were in Indiana ?

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Postby tinypiney » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:46 pm


Im embarrassed to say, although Im at a loss to say why,
that the story had the feel of "The Onion" to me as I read it.
Its fascinating if true ...

It's true! And a bit sad they've been forgotten...
http://www.snopes.com/travel/airline/arrows.asp
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Postby island » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:38 pm


[quote][going the wrong way on a one way street /quote]
Did all these arrows point west? :?
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