Effort to save water tower under way
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#1 Dec 28, 2006
Save the water tower!
Since: Dec 06
#2 Jan 4, 2007
It would be great to save it, lots of fond memories .
#3 Feb 15, 2007
Flatonia was my hometown from 1974-1996.
Yes,I hate to see it tore down and sold for scrap!!!
I mean,ten years ago,after the Southern Pacific-Union Pacific Merger,a group of citizens bought the historic Tower and moved it into downtown.
Since then,they moved the SA&AP Depot;obtained a caboose as well as building a viewing platform at the junction;so surely they can preserve the Water Towerr!!
Twelve miles up the road in Waelder,they preserved their Water Tower and painted it into their School Colors of Blue and White;thereby making it into the "World's Largest Smurf"!!!
But if it is destined to be torn down,might I make this suggestion:Prior to the start of the scrapping process,play the theme from the John Wayne Classic"The High and The Mighty",then have
someone paint"Deo Vindice*"on the top;then after it's all said and done;place a Plaque stating"The Tin Man.1932-2007.Served The Town Well.Destroyed To Beureaucratic Indefference and The almighty Dollar.So Long,You Old Ancient Pelican!!!".
Shanghai Johnny P.-aka-John T.Patterson.Celtic/Confederate American.
Former Flatonia Resident.
Current Mansfield Resident.
Sept of The Clan MacLaren and Clan Sinclair.
McCain/Gulianni for President in 2008.
(*Deo Vindice:God Vindicates.Motto of The Confederacy.).
#4 Feb 15, 2007
Dear Ann,I agree with you 100%!!
Being the Great Great Grandson of Two Good Ol'Rebels,it's a little tempting to come back to
my ol'hometown and get a "Band of Brothers"together
and capture the Water Tower and secede from the City!!!
John T.Patterson.Celtic/Confederate American.
Sept of the Clan MacLaren and Clan Sinclair.
Former Flatonia Resident.
Current Resident of Mansfield.
#5 May 14, 2007
Hello John, good to know that you are still around & passionly writing still.
We were classmates back in Flatonia & hung out in Flatonia as kids.
#6 Sep 26, 2009
We won the fight to save the tower and in the fight Flatonia Landmark Preservation Society was born. We are helping to rebuild and make people aware of the riches of Flatonia's history. We are always glad to hear that those outside of our community are with us as well.
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