|08-17-2007 09:46 AM|
Oh I'll be having fun, but the water is a bit cold at 58 degrees year round.
|08-17-2007 09:41 AM|
Hutch, very interesting info and I know that Will/Vance would be VERY interested in this. I've copy/pasted it to an email to them so I'm sure they'll be happy to read about it and plan on it on their future trip.
As to the inquiries regarding JPFreek going print, we are certainly planning on doing so. The original plan was to do so in early 2008 but we're pushing it back to late 2008 or the first issue of 2009 in an effort to really promote the magazine big-time next year at SEMA 2007, Easter Jeep Safari 2008, and several other big trips we have planned next year. We'll keep you posted once the print version comes closer to reality as we have already had proofs made and the quality is phenomenal (much better than any other pub on the market in this realm).
Paul, keep me posted on this scuba trip and have fun.
|08-17-2007 09:26 AM|
Hanford, White Bluffs, and Richland were small farming towns founded between 1905 and 1910. The towns had a combined population of 1500. Richland's 1940 census numbered its citizens at 200.
In 1941, the United States entered World War II. Manhattan Engineering District was formed in June 1942 to build industrial plants to make Plutonium-239 and Uranium-235. In December of that year, Col. Frankin T. Matthias scouted the western United States to find a suitable site for the plutonium production facilities. Matthias reported Hanford's site was "far more favorable in virtually all respects than any other." In January 1943 the decision was made to build the production facilities at Hanford. Citizens were made to leave their homes. In the 30 months between groundbreaking in March 1943 and the end of the war in 1945, and for a cost of $230 million, workers built 554 nonresidential buildings, including B, D, and F reactors, T, B and U processing canyons, 64 underground tanks, fuel fabricating buildings in the 300 area, 386 miles of roadway, 158 miles of railroad lines, and a new city of Richland which could house 17,500.
Plutonium from Hanford's reactors went into the Trinity test bomb and into the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Japan surrendered unconditionally within a week.
I thought that since the gentleman flew aircraft in the Pacific Theater, that a visit here might fit in.
|08-17-2007 08:49 AM|
|kg4kpg||So, will we see this in print any time soon? I usually print them out too, but I would subscribe to a nice color print version when it becomes available. Just don't do it in red and green for us red/green color blind folks.|
|08-17-2007 08:16 AM|
|erickpl||Good articles. I've printed it out so I can read it more this weekend between scuba dives at Bonne Terre Mine.|
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|naterg||I have got to get a subscription and order the back issues. DANG BEING BROKE!|
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|Scout||Good reading. Thanks Frank!|
|08-16-2007 12:25 PM|
Great article. I just emailed Vance and invited them to visit our area on their trip next year. Our local WWII history just might tie in nicely with the gentleman whom they purchased their Jeep from.
|08-16-2007 12:00 PM|
|Jase||I love reading through your mag. Thanks for posting!|
|08-16-2007 11:24 AM|
New Issue of JPFreek Adventure Magazine available now!
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that the August / September issue of JPFreek Adventure Magazine is now available for download. We've got some really cool content this issue, including a story about a 1948 Willys Jeep, a Caving photo essay from Utah, Euro Camp Jeep 2007, a trailride in an XJ on the Longmire trail in Oregon, as well as other engaging stories and photos. Check it out for download at:
Thanks, and happy Jeepin'!