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Old 11-08-2008, 06:18 PM   #10661
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Is it one of those places where an artificial area was built to fool enemy bombers.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:22 PM   #10662
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I was thinking it was WWII, also. I was leaning towards one of those encampments they moved Japanese Americans into, but admit I wasn't searching hard enough to come up with the right wording to lead me in the right direction to see any similar photos.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:27 PM   #10663
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It's the Boeing factory in Seattle being disguised as a town.
Boeing B-17 Seattle plant camouflage efforts during World War II
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:31 PM   #10664
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Ha! That's pretty cool.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:33 PM   #10665
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Sheesh! I searched for camouflaged towns, hidden towns, military housing, and still didn't get it! Good job miniman! I'm glad someone finally got it--I was going nuts!

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:51 PM   #10666
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It's the Boeing factory in Seattle being disguised as a town.
Boeing B-17 Seattle plant camouflage efforts during World War II
Very good!

My office is immediately adjacent to the factory building. It's mostly empty now, storage for old aircraft tooling. Although, there is a B-17 and a B-29 undergoing restoration in there also. The restoration is being done by a club made up of retired mechanics.

Oh, between 1942 and 1945, almost 7000 B-17's were built in this factory.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:29 PM   #10667
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And you thought that would be easy?!

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Old 11-08-2008, 07:33 PM   #10668
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And you thought that would be easy?!

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I honestly didn't think it would be that hard. I've seen that picture many times over the last 30 years. And if you look at it, you can see the factory doors open at the bottom of the photo and people on the taxiway. I thought for sure someone would pick up on that right away and figure it was a factory.

But, then, like I said, I am fairly close to it.
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:03 AM   #10669
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I'm sure they probably showed it on TV there a lot more than other places. It was a good one though!

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Old 11-09-2008, 08:57 AM   #10670
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Can you name this bridge and name who designed it?
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