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Old 09-16-2014, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest & NYC Central Park South
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It is an ephemeral lake, set amid The Great Dunes of Sulphur. This excellent documentary explains that the Great Dunes were created by mysterious beings called 'The Warnocks'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01mlBYwK69c

I know not of these 'Warnocks'. But I wonder if they are not among the sinister beings perpetually doing battle with the great Queen Mary, recipient of the Order of the Polar Star, from the King of Sweden http://www.garboforever.com/Bilder/Awards/Garbo058.jpg (Greta Garbo also received the Order, which is the highest honor that Kingdom can bestow.). Queen Mary brought the Nissan Plant to Madison County (at the time, the largest auto plant in the world), and so suddenly, tax Dollars exist in the formerly poor county, which various gnomes, troglodytes, and assorted grotesques seek to grasp with their scaly claws, tentacles, and beaks. Impressions made by their suction cups and talons seem to be in evidence at The Great Dunes of Sulphur.

It is unknown why these beings created The Great Dunes of Sulphur in such a remote location. And any goober who's ever dug a swimmin' pool or a cow pond with a backhoe knows you check, first, for sand (it's kinda leaky). But apparently, hundreds of thousands of Dollars in engineering/consulting fees failed to reveal the presence of the beautiful sands beneath LAKE TANOWHERE. The magical Dunes are the result. Possibly, these beings sought to locate their latest boondoggle as far as possible from the watchful eye of Queen Mary of Madison? Anyway, here's the long-play version. Travel on a digital magic carpet, across the glorious painted sands surrounding ephemeral LAKE TANOWHERE... enjoy the sweeping soundtrack...
And remember: It's YOURS, in Mississippi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=U...&v=TLIMg6tVk5Q

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For further reading on the fascinating history of this Eighth Wonder of the World: Jackson Jambalaya: Update on the Lake to Nowhere and Jackson Jambalaya: Visit the Park to Nowhere
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Old 04-20-2020, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Default What Happened to Leaky Lake?

I read an article dated May, 2019 stating that Supervisor Paul Griffin has gathered enough support to restart construction at Sulphur Springs Park. https://www.wlbt.com/2019/05/07/cons...-springs-park/

Does anybody know what they did with the 76,000 cubic yards of dirt, or sand that needed to be moved to the tune of $343.000? In 2014 Board Attorney Mike Espy said this "dirt" is "more like sugar sand." Espy also told supervisors of a "crisis" unfolding at the park development, because when it rains the sand that is still on-site washes into the lake when it rains. To make matters worse the dirt is not usable for much of anything.
Sandy situation with $2M lake - Madison County Journal - Madison County Mississippi

To meet the additional costs perhaps they should consider selling teeshirts that say, "Visit Leaky Lake!"

This makes me think of California's Bullet Train. "In 2018 the Authority pushed pushed estimated costs to between $63.2 billion and $98.1 billion and delayed initial service to 2029." Still there's no train. There are renderings of a train, but no real train. I wonder, is Leaky Lake, California's Bullet Train? At least the lake is a nice idea. The California Bullet Train is a conceptual catastrophe.

How about a shirt that says, "See Mississippi's Sandy Bottoms."
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:13 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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OK, Gloria, just rub it in!
I think probably playing the theme from "Lawrence of Arabia" was a little over the top, but when you make a mistake that big, well....


Mississippi is not alone, I am happy to report. There is a fishing pier to nowhere on Dauphin Island, AL. In their case, the plans made were good, it's just that nature altered things. They built a fine pier which served a fine purpose until a Hurricane came along and reconfigured the Gulf Of Mexico so that the water now now rarely comes within 200 feet of the end of the pier.


Maybe there should be a thread about Mississippi Boondoggles. That way we could start with the beef processing plant in Yalobusha County that cost Mississippians millions, but never hurt a singe cow. They did pack "The Dude" off to prison, though, and made him promise he would pay everyone back...
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Old 04-23-2020, 05:38 AM
 
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You're responding to a six year old post.....
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