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Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Herb Iffrig » Wed May 15, 2019 8:09 pm

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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed May 15, 2019 8:58 pm

Fire !! But what were the details ?? I think we've seen a picture or two of this disaster before ?? Thanks for posting, Herb.
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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by John kuehn » Thu May 16, 2019 3:49 pm

Looks to me that the burned cars are in their late teens and twenties.
What looks out of place to me is the trailers that are being used to haul out a car.
To me the trailer wheels looks like something out of the 30s and 40s. Maybe I’m seeing things or?? Was this a factory or a used car lot or?


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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by George Andreasen » Thu May 16, 2019 3:59 pm

John kuehn wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Looks to me that the burned cars are in their late teens and twenties.
What looks out of place to me is the trailers that are being used to haul out a car.
To me the trailer wheels looks like something out of the 30s and 40s. Maybe I’m seeing things or?? Was this a factory or a used car lot or?
Or perhaps a repair garage?
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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Drkbp » Thu May 16, 2019 4:20 pm

Isn't that a photo of the Johnstown flood of 1936?

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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by John kuehn » Thu May 16, 2019 5:55 pm

I got to thinking maybe it’s after a hurricane , maybe flood waters, etc. Hard to tell what unless you have a history of the photo. Can’t really tell because of the black and white photo if it’s fire or etc. Maybe others can.

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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Oldav8tor » Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm

I don't see a trailer but I do see two trucks or buses with rather robust wheels. It does look like the vehicles were burned.
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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Thu May 16, 2019 6:33 pm

This photo was discussed at length a few years back on this forum. I tried for a bit last night to find it using google because a computer partial meltdown lost all my bookmarks almost three years ago now.
As I recall, it was a flash-flood somewhere. I tried looking up a couple I thought it might be, but found nothing connecting this photo.

I do have a great disdain for computer people. They develop fantastic tools, programs that accomplish wonderful tasks for you. Then they rewrite the durn thing. Sabotage the operating systems. Change the user agreements taking away all the rights you were promised and charging again for things you already paid for!!!!!!!!
I "Google searched" for the "same image elsewhere" and got a whole TWO responses based upon similar images (NO same images), for companies making and selling armored cars.

It has been a couple years, but I have seen THAT image on a couple different web sites before. Google used to be able to find lots of obscure articles, facts, or information. Now I guess they only want to send you to someone that wants to sell you something. Like I would ever want to buy an armored car!?
And I do not see ANYTHING in that photo that would suggest an armored car! A submarine? Maybe?


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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Burger in Spokane » Thu May 16, 2019 10:06 pm

Was this part of the cleanup/aftermath of the St. Francis dam failure, up the
canyon from Santa Paul, California ?
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by DanTreace » Fri May 17, 2019 10:46 am

Recall too that photo of burned autos, best can remember it was revival tent fire, the fire spread to the parking areas of people attending.
Timber in the background was part of the large tent structure.

Folks were returning to the scene of the destruction after the embers burned out.

Think it was in the mid-west somewheres :?
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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Derek Kiefer » Fri May 17, 2019 11:17 am

I'd say fire, since all the wood, tops, and other soft-parts appear to be missing from all the cars. The only thing that seems out of place is that the tires are still somewhat intact.

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Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri May 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Sure looks like fire damage to me. The steering wheel is melted away from the spider, paint peeling off.
Looks like a salvage effort by all the various people.

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