Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Going on an Adventure...

There is reportedly a "lost city" here. The theory is "During World War II, frightened Richmonders were sure that Hitler would bomb them. Richmond is, of course, the former capital of the Confederacy and was therefore quite important to the Nazis (yeah right. ha.). The alternative theory is that it was a Cold War fear. Hard to say. Seriously, there used to be a major air force base here and it appeared to be a threat. So a LOT of money was appropriated and a second, fake Richmond was built outside of the city. In the event of an air raid, power to the real Richmond would be cut and lights would go on in the fake city. Apparently from the air it looked similar enough to the Richmond of 60 years ago that from the sky you couldn't tell the difference!! Well, Richmond never got bombed by Hitler or the Soviets.... "

It sounds pretty interesting and like a good outdoorsy place to take my pups. I'm totally going. You can see pics and read more about it here: ***NEWS FLASH!*** LOST CITY OF RICHMOND FOUND... FOR SALE!!!

10 comments:

  1. That is just crazy! So when ya going? Want company?

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  2. Sure do...wanna go this weekend or next?

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  3. I'm gonna send you an email! I think i will have some time eithe weekend!

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  4. I want a lost city!!! They need to find the lost city of Savannah, dammit!

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  5. Interesting, a lost city, that is pretty wicked. Hell if I lived closer, I would join you. Sounds like a cool adventure.

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  6. Oooh - And one of my firends knew about this all along and didn't share. ;)

    She used to hang out there as a teenager and is willing to go along too...And knows of a haunted bakery nearby that went out of use in the 50's...Field trip!

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  7. So cool! Wish I was close enough to come along!

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  8. Wow...I read the whole article and the place sounds so cool. Love historical stuff like this and then being able to visit the place too.

    Hopefully, the ticks won't be out in full force.

    Have fun!

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  9. Did I send the email to the right address?

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  10. Lili girl....that's right by where I grew up. We called it "Law City". and the tale was...it was the beginning of where they were building a town for a new insane asylum. We also as teens believed it was haunted. I would never go in...just hang and wait in the outskirts. We scared ourselves many a times there!

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