The Lost Giant Concrete Arrows Across The US

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Nov 18, 2013.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  2. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Neat history! Just checked the 3 within 30 miles and none are visible via Google Maps (the one example they give at the bottom of the page is down near St George, UT and shows that they are def big enough to see via GM). One looks like the square pad might still be there and it's within about 30yds of the road so I might just jump on the bike and take a trip out to check it out.

    Thanks for the link, Q! I love cartography and mapping of fun stuff. Wish I had unlimited time & finances to explore all the neat things I've found wandering around GM.

    Byte
     
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    :cool:
     
  4. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    How fun, thanks for posting the link.

    6.
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    Speaking visible from the air, these old Soviet "signs" are made of trees planted in a specific pattern, and are visible from space
    The site English Russia has many more.
    WARNING - The EnglishRussia site has been known to make some anti-virus software go on alert. Or so I've been told.
    I've never had problems, but your PC is your PC. The site has so many really cool images, it is very addicting.
     
  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    And I thought that was for the US Air Force!
     
  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    nope it was for the army's fling wing flyers.... The AF had Navigators...;)
     
  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Guess you're right.

    Had an Old QM tell me he stayed away from the Interstate Hwy System.
    He figured his little Cherokee was too hard to be seen by the USAF.

    So he just did his usual Dead Reckoning cross country.
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Nah. They left them up for when the autopilots crap the bed and the airline pilots have to figure out which way to go.
     
  9. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    That is really cool.
     
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You do NOT want to meet the Indians who used those.....
     
  11. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

    reminds me of the coastal litehouses of old and the Pony Express Riders set up .... I'm sure they are all long gone east of the Mississippi ...
     
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