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oldsdcer

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blast from the past
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:28:18 PM »
Remember when they used to fire the cannon at the closing ceremony?
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Re: blast from the past
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 11:35:51 AM »
Great picture...I remember taking part in those ceremonies during my time in the attractions department in the early 1980s.
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Re: blast from the past
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 09:41:44 PM »
Awesome photo! People keep telling me about the cannon being fired, but part of me didn't think it was this actual cannon. So glad to see real photographic evidence!

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Re: blast from the past
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 10:07:41 PM »
At one point in the late 60's, I remember them firing the cannons as a competition  between Union and Confederate soldiers. They would shoot  concrete filled oil cans at a target in the valley. That would probably take out Wildfire today.
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