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Old 12-13-2005, 10:53 PM
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They buried a '57 Plymouth

http://www.buriedcar.com/

Only in Okalahoma!
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HUGE site... I have cable, and Its been 5 min loading... cant pull it up

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Old 12-14-2005, 08:19 AM
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Damn too long too long, even with high speed cable....
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:21 AM
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HIgh speed fiber optic...and STILL downloading like a 56K modem!

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Wonder if it will have that new car smell.
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:30 PM
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For those of you using prehistoric internet service

"On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK. The time capsule was part of Golden Jubilee Week: Tulsa‘s celebration of Oklahoma‘s semi-centennial. The car is buried under the sidewalk in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse, approximately 100 feet north of the intersection of Sixth Street and Denver Avenue.

The car was seen as a method of acquainting twenty-first century citizens with a suitable representation of 1957 civilization. According to event chairman Lewis Roberts Jr., the Plymouth was chosen because it was "an advanced product of American industrial ingenuity with the kind of lasting appeal that will still be in style 50 years from now."

The contents of a women’s purse, including bobby pins, a bottle of tranquilizers, cigarettes and an unpaid parking ticket, were added to the glove compartment of the car shortly before burial.

Other items included in the time capsule were:

10 gallons of gasoline and 5 quarts of oil
A Douglas Aircraft Co. aerial map of airport facilities and legend
Statement from Tulsa council of Churches – and prayer for greatest good next 50 years a recently completed history of churches in Tulsa and a directory of the present churches
Statement from board of education – historical data related to 50 years of education in Tulsa and copies of "School Life" all-high school publication issued by Tulsa high schools each month
Statements from Mayor and Chamber of Commerce officials
Flags which have been flown over the national capitol, state capitol and in the county and city
Other aerial photos of the area
Statement from Tulsa Trades and Labor Council
Statements from all former mayors of the city – their record of service and civic accomplishments in the city, state and nationally
Tulsarama! souvenirs including wooden nickels (15 cents worth), flags, T-Town Tom-Tom neckties, ash trays, miniature oil barrels filled with crude oil furnished by Sunray Mid-Continent Oil Co., playing cards, key chain, souvenir historical plates and a copy of the "Riding into Tulsa" recording by Ralph Blane
Copies of the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune
A copy of the 1957 Tulsa Chamber of Commerce program of work and a copy of the 1956 annual report of the Community Chest Red Feather agencies
A sound-and-motion picture print of "24 Hours of Progress" produced by the Oil Information Committee of the American Petroleum Institute and furnished by Sunray Mid-Continent Oil Co.
A can of Tulsa manufactured motor oil furnished by D-X Sunray Oil Co.
A copy of the official Tulsarama! program, Oklahoma semi-centennial program and a Tulsa I.T. historical volume produced around 1957
As part of the "Tulsarama!" festivities, citizens of Tulsa were asked to guess what the population of Tulsa would be in the year 2007. The guesses were then recorded on microfilm and sealed in a steel container buried with the car. When the car and artifacts are excavated, the person whose guess is closest to Tulsa‘s 2007 population is to be awarded the Belvedere. If that person is dead, the car is to be awarded to his or her heirs. "
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:37 PM
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Came right up for me!

'Course it's 10:30 pm now.
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Buried cars

Here in the North Country in the late sixties through the seventies 40's & 50's cars (Pontiac seemed to be the most popular) were routinely buried as a "complete residential septic system". Saved the cost of tank, leach field materials and got rid of the rusting hulk behind Uncle Joe's barn to boot. Run the soil line through a vent window, backfill, rake and seed.

The incredible thing is that these "septic systems" are only now, forty years later, beginning to fail, well beyond the design life of a conventional system! Yankee thrift at its finest.

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Old 12-16-2005, 03:44 PM
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your kidding right?
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:44 PM
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your kidding right?
No, he's not.
I hear old VW beetles make a pretty good septic tank, too.
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:55 PM
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your kidding right?
Absolutely not. I first became aware of this when a neighboring house sold about twenty years ago. The new owner was putting on an addition and the excavation contractor hooked onto a shiny chrome bumper. The contractor explained to the owner (a city dude) that it was probably the septic system. Owner didn't believe him, told him to pull the &^%*& car out of there and ended up paying a couple of grand to have a new system installed.

Have seen 25-30 since then.

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