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Old 02-11-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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Bonus question time.

What and where is this? The where part should stump most of you.

What were these items used for?
That's an alidade/plane table in a fire lookout. While the OBVIOUS location would seem to be Santiago Peak, I don't think it is due to the power pole behind it as well as the terrain in the background. I believe it's the Bolero Lookout, westerly of the mouth of Modjeska Canyon.

The air raid sirens the guy is standing on appear to be Sterlings, model M5.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Tbelieve it's the Bolero Lookout

The air raid sirens the guy is standing on appear to be Sterlings, model M5.
Correct. Bolero Peak. Demolished in 1989.

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The air raid sirens the guy is standing on appear to be Sterlings, model M5.
Those are two of the devices that used to call in the volunteer firemen. The horns were used at F.S. 19 in El Toro (as well as a few others) and that model siren was installed for F.S. 29 in Doheny. It was located on a rise off Calle Almanza, two streets away from my grandparents. When it blew you couldn't carry on conversation inside their house.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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Some Disneyland trivia: When the park was built Walt and the city of Anaheim had an agreement that no building/structure built outside of Disneyland's boundaries could be seen from inside the park. (Thus keeping the outside world from intruding into the Disneyland experience.) For many years a hot air balloon was used to gauge this. It was raised to the height of the proposed building and people walked around to various points inside the park to see if it could be seen.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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I remember hiking to Gilman Lookout in the Santa Ana Canyon during my teen years.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:15 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Who can identify the area?

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:29 AM
 
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The pier was a bit tricky, but I believe it was the Capistrano Beach Pier. I think we are looking across what appears to be the 5 freeway under construction, with the road over the bridge being Via California and Via Sacramento to the left of it, both running vertical towards Camino Capistrano. Camino Las Ramblas would be to the far right, not in the picture, turning into PCH towards the top of the photo.

I had no idea there was a pier in Capo Beach, but the layout of the roads looked familiar, so I went searching for old OC piers. Here is a link to some cool old photos of OC piers, including the Capo Beach Pier. It is amazing the number of oil derricks in many of the photographs: California Fishing Ports

Then again, I could be completely wrong.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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The pier was a bit tricky, but I believe it was the Capistrano Beach Pier. I think we are looking across what appears to be the 5 freeway under construction, with the road over the bridge being Via California and Via Sacramento to the left of it, both running vertical towards Camino Capistrano. Camino Las Ramblas would be to the far right, not in the picture, turning into PCH towards the top of the photo.

I had no idea there was a pier in Capo Beach, but the layout of the roads looked familiar, so I went searching for old OC piers. Here is a link to some cool old photos of OC piers, including the Capo Beach Pier. It is amazing the number of oil derricks in many of the photographs: California Fishing Ports

Then again, I could be completely wrong.
Looks right to me. However, the pier was demolished 3 years before my time around there. Found this interesting discussion of it:

PFIC Message Boards >> View topic - Capistrano Beach Pier—Gone But Not Forgotten=
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to live
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I went to the boy scouts world jamboree in '53 at the Irvine ranch which was a vast empty place.
It is now the city of Irvine.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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Looks right to me. However, the pier was demolished 3 years before my time around there. Found this interesting discussion of it:

PFIC Message Boards >> View topic - Capistrano Beach PieróGone But Not Forgotten=
Where are all the swallows?
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Where are all the swallows?
Depends on the time of year. I hope you realize they don't all come back to Capistrano. If you're thinking the mission, it's inland from where the pic was taken.

i don't think they could afford an ocean view so lived more inland. i don't recall seeing many at my house in Dana Point but we did have quite a few build under the eves in El Toro. I also recalled seeing them under the freeway overpasses driving up I-5 through the Central Valley. I'm guessing they like a certain combo of heat and mud.

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