Saturday, January 2, 2016

Austin's Moonlight Towers-- Part 4

Wikipedia has a listof all active and gone towers.

Two towers have been destroyed in traffic accidents and two came down in tornadoes.  Another six were victims of age and rust.

Detroit had the most extensive system with 122 towers from 1882 into the 1910s.  The 31 in Austin were initially installed here.

New Orleans had one.

San Jose, California also erected one in 1881, making it the first U.S. city west of the Rockies to be lighted with electric lights.  It collapsed in a storm on December 3, 1913.


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