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Shreveport, LA CD System remains

Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:04 am

I was working on a map of New Orleans CD sirens, and during a break I thought it would be fun to check out Shreveport. Shreveport isn't a particular noteworthy city except for being a former leader when it came to oil production. As far as civil defense is concerned, I am fairly certain they had some kind of system.

We all know about the thunderbolt at McNeil and Milam surely:
https://goo.gl/maps/1Atxu6Ltm8F2

However I was doing some poking around and found this guy in the neighborhood of Queensborough at the elementary school:
https://goo.gl/maps/5ajuiN6Vext
What betrays this as a siren location to me are two thngs:
1. the (excuse my language) "pussy pegs" (Yes, they are nicknamed that by linemen) running up the pole. It's seen on other siren sites such as the former La Crosse, WI Thunderbolts, and on the Los Angeles sirens. However, there is one more smoking gun...
2. The conduit that runs up the pole and down the pole.
I am going to guess this is an ex-thunderbolt site judging but what I am seeing here.

Does anyone have any information on Shreveport's CD system? I ask this because I am interested in finding out more about this obscure city as far as CD systems are concerned. If I find more siren sites, I will update this post.
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Re: Shreveport, LA CD System remains

Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:17 pm

Yes, a bump, but this time, with a find to share. A Thunderbolt! This one is at Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School. It looks remarkably similar to one of the old Houston or Omaha installs. Jared H. did find information that Shreveport has or had 8, and got them in 1955-1956 roughly.
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Re: Shreveport, LA CD System remains

Sun May 05, 2019 2:05 am

That one off of Akard appears to have not moved direction at all since the 70s or 80s... The Siren at Queensboro was a Thunderbolt and got removed around 2010. In 2010 just the wooden blower mount was there, now just the two poles.. I have family in the area, who do not remember the sirens sounding ever.

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Re: Shreveport, LA CD System remains

Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:22 am

Shreveport Fire Station 14 used to have a T-Bolt also.
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