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Outdoor Warning Sirens
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Description:
Civil Defense Sirens (outdoor warning devices) are all over the US (and the world)! Is there one of these structures in your community, legacy of the Cold War paranoia?
Expanded Description:
During the height of the Cold War in the U.S., these devices wailed every Friday afternoon. Kids in nearby schools were drilled what to do in an actual nuclear emergency. They were instructed to crawl under their desks, hands clasped behind their heads. As any baby boomer knows, this is known as the "Duck and Cover" position... pie in the sky protection against a nuclear holocaust.

These outdoor warning sirens have many modern day uses besides warning you to "Duck and Cover". Across the midwest of the United States, they are actively used for severe weather warnings. Along coastal regions they may be used for tsunami warnings as well. Some small towns use them to call the volunteer firemen to duty.
Instructions for Posting a Outdoor Warning Sirens Waymark:
1) Using a GPS, record the coordinates of the siren.
2) Take a photo of the siren and upload it to the gallery of your waymark.
Bonus info: Any additional history or recollections would be great (such as when was the last time you heard the siren).
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a waymark visit, you must post a photo of the siren you visited.
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Outdoor Warning SirensRoosevelt Park Siren - Sacramento

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10th & P northeast corner of Roosevelt Park, Downtown Sacramento

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fresgo

location: California

date approved: 6/17/2014

last visited: never

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EE1.3 km

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Outdoor Warning Sirens19th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA

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Middle of Block south of 19th and L Streets in Sacramento.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fresgo

location: California

date approved: 10/22/2008

last visited: 2/15/2011

Image for Broadway Warning Siren - Sacramento, CAview gallery

SESE2.1 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensBroadway Warning Siren - Sacramento, CA

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A warning siren on Broadway in Sacramento, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/1/2011

last visited: 5/29/2014

Image for Alhambra St Warning Siren - Sacramento, CAview gallery

EE2.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensAlhambra St Warning Siren - Sacramento, CA

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A warning siren on J and Alhambra in Sacramento, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2011

last visited: never

Image for Stockton/Fruitridge  Warning Siren - Sacramento, CAview gallery

SESE7.2 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensStockton/Fruitridge Warning Siren - Sacramento, CA

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A warning siren in a shopping center on the corner of Stockton and Fruitridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/5/2014

last visited: never

Image for Wilton Fire Department Siren - Wilton, Caview gallery

SESE28.2 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensWilton Fire Department Siren - Wilton, Ca

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A Civil Defense siren located behind the Wilton Fire Department in Wilton,Ca.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas

location: California

date approved: 8/18/2006

last visited: 5/3/2011

Image for Yolo Fire Station Warning Siren - Yolo, CAview gallery

NWNW32.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensYolo Fire Station Warning Siren - Yolo, CA

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A warning siren outside the Yolo Fire Stationin downtown Yolo, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2009

last visited: 9/24/2009

Image for Flood Warning Siren - Walnut Grove, Californiaview gallery

SS36.9 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensFlood Warning Siren - Walnut Grove, California

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Large Flood Warning Sirene in the San Joaquin River Delta

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 3/30/2014

last visited: never

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NWNW37.5 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensRobbins Volunteer Fire Dept.

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A warning siren at the Robbins Volunteer Fire Dept. in Robbins, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/10/2016

last visited: never

Image for Lincoln Veternas Memorial Building Warning Siren - Lincoln, CAview gallery

NENE39.6 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensLincoln Veternas Memorial Building Warning Siren - Lincoln, CA

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A warning siren in downtown Lincoln, CA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/3/2009

last visited: 6/4/2009

Image for Zamora Fire Department Warning Siren - Zamora, CAview gallery

NWNW41.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensZamora Fire Department Warning Siren - Zamora, CA

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A warning siren outside the Zamora Fire Department in Zamora, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2009

last visited: 6/23/2010

Image for Rio Vista Warning siren -  Rio Vista CAview gallery

SS49.2 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensRio Vista Warning siren - Rio Vista CA

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Possibly less than a mile from the Sacramento River, this one may be intended as a flood alert, but it could also be grass fires, or other wind warning.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

Image for Placerville Fire Station Warning Siren - Placerville, CAview gallery

EE62.6 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensPlacerville Fire Station Warning Siren - Placerville, CA

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A warning siren on a fire station in downtown Placerville, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/8/2010

last visited: 9/27/2015

Image for Community Center Warning Siren - Fiddletown, CAview gallery

EE64.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensCommunity Center Warning Siren - Fiddletown, CA

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A warning siren on top of the Fiddletown Community Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/8/2017

last visited: never

Image for Colfax Fire Station Warning Siren - Colfax, CAview gallery

NENE75 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensColfax Fire Station Warning Siren - Colfax, CA

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A warning siren above the fire station in downtown Colfax, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/18/2011

last visited: 3/21/2015

Image for Depot Warning Siren - Colfax, CAview gallery

NENE75.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensDepot Warning Siren - Colfax, CA

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A warning siren on a Colfax train depot in downtown Colfax, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/18/2011

last visited: 10/28/2012

Image for Outdoor siren - Colfax CAview gallery

NENE75.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensOutdoor siren - Colfax CA

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2 for - above the bell on a 60 foot tower is the siren.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 4/5/2015

last visited: never

Image for French Camp Fire Station Warning Siren - French Camp, CAview gallery

SS79.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensFrench Camp Fire Station Warning Siren - French Camp, CA

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A warning siren outside the French Camp fire station in French Camp, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/22/2009

last visited: 9/24/2009

Image for Cowell Cement Company Smokestack,  Concordview gallery

SWSW81.6 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensCowell Cement Company Smokestack, Concord

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A familiar Smokestack in the Concord Area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HanSohn

location: California

date approved: 12/5/2005

last visited: 3/14/2009

Image for Meadow Homes Elementary School Warning Siren - Concord, CAview gallery

SWSW82.6 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensMeadow Homes Elementary School Warning Siren - Concord, CA

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A warning siren outside of the Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

Image for Brown St Warning Siren - Martinez, CAview gallery

SWSW83.2 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensBrown St Warning Siren - Martinez, CA

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A warning siren in a residential neighborhood of Martinez, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/16/2012

last visited: never

Image for Estudillo St Warning Siren - Martinez, CAview gallery

SWSW83.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensEstudillo St Warning Siren - Martinez, CA

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A warning siren on Estudillo and Ward in Martinez.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2011

last visited: never

Image for Farmington Fire Dist Warning Siren - Farmington, CAview gallery

SESE83.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensFarmington Fire Dist Warning Siren - Farmington, CA

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A warning siren on the Farmington Fire District fire station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/13/2010

last visited: 5/14/2010

Image for Geary Rd Warning Siren - Walnut Creek, CAview gallery

SWSW87.9 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensGeary Rd Warning Siren - Walnut Creek, CA

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A warning siren on Geary Rd in Walnut Creek, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/24/2010

last visited: never

Image for Jackson Way Warning Siren - Alamo, CAview gallery

SWSW92.9 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensJackson Way Warning Siren - Alamo, CA

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A warning siren in a residential area of Alamo, CA. The siren is on Jackson Way.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/8/2010

last visited: 1/3/2012

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