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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

POST 1527; REPUBLIC, WASHINGTON, AUGUST 09, 2016






We have arrived at the mountain town of REPUBLIC, Washington, located some 50 miles West of COLVILLE, Washington.

Some 71 years ago, I was a somewhat often visitor to REPUBLIC situated high in the pristine NorthWest mountains on US Highway 20 in the State of Washington.

During the years from 1945 through 1953, my parents owned and operated the trucking company
TRI -CITY Freight Lines, serving eastern Washington.  Among cities often visited was the thriving mining and logging community of Republic, from which our trucks transported finished lumber products to the cities of KENNEWICK, PASCO, and RICHLAND.

Richland, the "home" of  HANFORD ATOMIC WORKS,  produced "BIG BOY", the ATOM BOMB which the USA dropped on NAGASAKI, JAPAN in 1945.


EDITORIAL UPDATE:

This update has been interrupted by the WIFI connection at the public library.  Because I did not SAVE my work in short spurts, my work of many hours was lost when WIFI was intentionally turned OFF without my knowledge.

We learn as we go forward.


Frustration is mounting with each blip in WIFI connectivity.  REPUBLIC townspeople, being at the end of the wagging INTERNET TAIL, appear to be as frustrated as I. 


If this is the future of INTERNET, we are in for BIG troubles !





1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well Bruce, you got it Almost "right"..

Some (not all) of the Plutonium used in the Nagasaki bomb was produced at the Hanford breeder reactor, Some of it came from the other breeder in South Carolina.
AND...
the bomb was called ... "FAT MAN" ..
You confused it with the Hiroshima Uranium bomb .... "LITTLE BOY".

"Facts" are illusive sometimes..

ralph