Sunday, October 31, 2004

Poles of Mystery!

mystery pole
Originally uploaded by sporama.
If you scour older neighborhoods around Spokane, you might see a light pole, or power pole like this - with a large red stripe bounded by two smaller white stripes. The paint is fading. Newer poles don't have these stripes.

What does it mean?

In the early 60s, was it used to mark an evacuation route for when the nukes started to fly?

In the 80s, was it to mark the route for the United Nations tanks to come down from Canada and make us all speak English instead of 'Merican?

Today, does it have some Al Queda meaning?

Or was someone just bored?

What do you think?

1 comment:

EvilElf said...

These poles are where Fire Dept alarm stations were located. Should've know that!