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Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 Jan.1 Chrysler Air Raid Siren


2010 Jan.1 Chrysler Air Raid Siren
Originally uploaded by PeggyJG

On rainy New Year's Day, I drove around looking for something I could sketch from my car. I was inspired by Mark's beautiful tractor in a field picture.

If you are old enough, you remember scurrying under your desk to practice "duck and cover" in case of a nuclear attack. This siren is located in Seattle at N. 67th and Phinney Ave. N. where it is maintained in a tiny park by the Phinney Ridge Association. There is actually a Victory Siren Foundation and more interesting information online at http://www.conradchavez.com/World/PacificNW/Seattle-Cold-War-air-raid/1755596_3Etpp