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Title: Abandoned: Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Storage Area
Post by: thelakelander on November 11, 2019, 06:49:35 AM
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Abandoned Florida takes a look inside of former Cecil Field Naval Air Station's forgotten Yellow Water Weapons Storage Area.


Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/abandoned-yellow-water-nuclear-weapons-storage-area/
Title: Re: Abandoned: Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Storage Area
Post by: BridgeTroll on November 11, 2019, 09:08:31 AM
Awesome biking trails back there.  You can ride for miles and never see another human.  8)
Title: Re: Abandoned: Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Storage Area
Post by: Kerry on November 13, 2019, 02:27:04 PM
Possible Jacksonville homeless village?
Title: Re: Abandoned: Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Storage Area
Post by: BridgeTroll on November 14, 2019, 09:31:50 AM
Nope... sorry... it is conservation land... Miles and miles   8)

https://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation-and-community-programming/docs/preservation-(1)/preservation-project/cecil-rec-trail-map.aspx

It is a huge chunk of conservation lands... Taye Brown Park sits in the middle, connects northward to the Cecil Field Conservation Corridor, which connects to Pope Duval Park and Brandy Branch Trailhead Preserve further to the north.

South from Taye Brown Park across Normandy are the old Cecil Field facilities... Golf course, gym and parks which connects southward via more trails to another Cecil Field Conservation corridor... connecting to Sal Taylor Creek Preserve which ends at the Duval /Clay border.

http://maps.coj.net/parkfinder/
Title: Re: Abandoned: Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Storage Area
Post by: Adam12 on November 23, 2019, 11:19:11 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed that article, especially the photographs. Such an intriguing era in Jacksonville's history. I also found this website which includes a civilian observer's account of a weapon being moved across SR 228:
http://www.firemanjax.com/wpla.net/

Thank you again for another illuminating article!
Title: Re: Abandoned: Yellow Water Nuclear Weapons Storage Area
Post by: Peter Griffin on November 24, 2019, 10:48:06 AM
I had no idea why there was a golf course, the old "New World Ave" security hut, or otherwise. This all makes a lot more sense now, very cool article. Are those bunkers still out there today? I may have to take my bicycle out there and do some searching, that seems like an awesome sight to see in person, a treat most civilians will never really be able to savor what with the whole "hey what are you doing trying to sneak onto a military base?" nonsense.