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Moonlight Towers

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Moonlight Towers

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Gary1836 wrote a review Jun 2015
Austin, Texas293 contributions194 helpful votes
In 1894, as a way to provide light to Austin at night, 31 moonlight towers were erected. The towers were 165 feet tall and cast light in a 1500 foot radius so that you could read the time on your watch with the light from the carbon arc lamps. The moon towers were connected to
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Date of experience: June 2015
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CabbagesandKings2014 wrote a review Jun 2014
Northwood, North Dakota12 contributions5 helpful votes
I lived n Austin for some 12 years. A meteorologist friend, Norman Wagner, had recording thermometers installed on a few towers to get the near-surface vertical temperature profiles over 24hr periods for different seasons. These towers
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Date of experience: October 2013
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TalentMSZ wrote a review Jun 2013
Rowlett, Texas90 contributions81 helpful votes
This was a great place to hang out, listen to good music and just chill. It's like hanging out on someone's back porch in the country. We had a blast!
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Date of experience: June 2013
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mttx0408 wrote a review Sep 2012
San Antonio, Texas19 contributions11 helpful votes
If you've seen the movie Dazed and Confused, you've seen one of Austin's Moonlight Towers. In the movie, it's simply called "the moontower." The towers themselves do have an interesting history to them, which you can easily find on Wikipedia, as well as on the plaques located on
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Date of experience: September 2012
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austex_gringo wrote a review Aug 2012
Austin, Texas173 contributions49 helpful votes
In 1898 I'm sure these were an engineering marvel, but these lights really aren't a destination. You hardly notice if you're standing right next to one.
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Date of experience: August 2012
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