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Old April 21st, 2011, 06:14 PM
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I've read about how the muzzle blasts of the cannon were activated.....Were the cannon actually modified blackpowder original pieces, were they sections of sewer pipe, or what?

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This is how I remember the cannon. They were only half-cannon; there was no back end. The pipe down the middle is what fed the gas.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:23 PM
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I'm not sure what the cannons were made of. I would assume they were cast iron.
This is a question we may never have an answer to. I always figured they were made out of sheet metal, maybe even hollow, or possibly filled with concrete. I've always assumed they were not real and were fabricated strictly as an animation.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 09:51 PM
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Thanks to all for the excellent information. The Spanish Fort. Fort St. Louis, the Indian trading post, etc. all fired my imagination as a kid and I always wanted to know more. As far as I was concerned, the Spanish Fort was a complete structure and there may just as well have been a company of Spanish soldiers eating lunch back there, with miles of howling, swampy wilderness behind them. The funny thing is, knowing the utilitarian goings-on that happened just behind the scenes take nothing at all away from the magic that was created. What a bunch of fun that was for a little boy.

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