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Here are few news articles from the Dallas Times Herald and Dallas
a 1959 Dallas Morning News article, here is a picture of one of the city
of Dallas's new Thunderbolt sirens. This siren is most likely still part
of their siren system today. This siren must have just been uncrated since
it is still in it's shipping configuration.
These articles are from 1959 when the city of Dallas just got their
I will post the articles as soon as I get them scanned and uploaded.
Permission to use these articles and pictures is pending from The Dallas
December 1959 article from the Dallas Times Herald just before the first
city wide siren test. It says that this siren is on top of the downtown
central fire station. The central fire station was converted many years
ago into a small office building. I don't ever remember seeing a siren on
top of the building so this siren must have been relocated long ago. The
siren in the picture is obviously a roof mounted siren. Note the ladder
and guy wires.
December 7, 1959 Dallas Morning News article. The day after the first siren
test. The first sirens the city put up were all at fire stations. The sirens
were activated by fire fighters at the stations after being notified by
phone to turn on the sirens. Note the old style AR siren timer.