[News Script: Water spout] Part: 1 of 4
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WATER SPOUT 1-1-1
The kids come from all around as word spreads about
an impromptu shower soaking things around
the intersection of Kellis and Foard on the Southeast
side of Fort Worth. The noon-hour shower is the
result of a broken water main which tore away a
section of the pavement and sends a column of
water towering about fifty feet into the air. It's
a real drought-breaker for one resident whose yard
is adjacent to the break.
The police department sends an officer to work
traffic. Any kind of a shower/is likely to attract
a crowd. There's one fellow trying to
catch a hat full of rain.
For the first time in weeks, there's enough water
in the gutter to float a thong or a boat.
STREET SIGN FOREGROUND
The break is in a six-inch main which serves a
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Water spout], item, August 9, 1963; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc981254/m1/1/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.