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Gale

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Does anyone remember a Fourth of July show in Bishop in the late 1950s or early 1960s, where one of the fireworks looked like a mini-atomic explosion (mushroom cloud)?  I was very young (born in 1955) but well remember how awesome it was, and the heat it generated.  It was set off twice the year we went. 

I don't know what these kinds of fireworks are called, and I've only seen one reference on the Internet (someone who saw the same fireworks). 

Incidentally, my grandfather had built his cabin at Hilton Creek in 1955, and one of the guests who stayed there June 1957 wrote in the guest book about seeing atomic explosions at dawn.

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Re: Bishop Fireworks in the Late 1950s or Early 1960s - Mushroom Cloud
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
Hi Gale, welcome to the board. I remember those , I just called them fireballs, very impressive. I saw the Fourth of July show down there in the late 70's, they had at least one then.