POLL ATA HOF building- BARN OR NOT? PICTURES

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Is this a poll barn?

  1. NO

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. YES

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  3. Whatever it is, isn't worth $2 million plus.

    20 vote(s)
    62.5%
  4. Whatever it is, it was a good buy.

    3 vote(s)
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  1. merlo

    merlo Mega Poster Forum Reporter

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    I took pictures of the often discussed and maligned HOF building. Is it a pole barn / horse barn / steel building / or whatever words have been thrown about on the site?
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    Above is the maintenance barn which is beside the HOF building.
    Below from almost the same spot is the HOF building.
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    Below a look into the maintenance barn.
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    Below a look in the HOF building
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    Above rafters of HOF.











     
  2. T Shot

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    You were there & took the pictures. If you did you would know that the first one in Not the "maintenance building". But both are very nice & fit well with the overall theme of the WSRC. Now let's start the bashing! Thanks for Trolling!
     
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    It took this long for the forum idiot to come out and say he does not understand the post or poll. Merlo is asking our opinion. Most sixth graders understand the poll question. That of course excludes forum idiot.
    In my opinion both look like pole barns and should be put together in any pasture.

    As all can see right now, not even forum idiot voted it was a good buy. Now what does that tell you?
     
  4. N1H1

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    Compare this:*

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    to your memory of the Trapshooting Hall of Fame Museum in its old location. They did their best there with the limits they had to deal with, but this is better in every way, don't you think?

    N1H1

    * picture credit to Merlo
     
  5. Union Strong

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    Give Tshot a break. If you had a 79+ average from the 20 you would be grouchy too. You would be even grouchier if you had his singles average of 82. :mad:
     
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  6. History Seeker

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    I am no construction expert, but can anyone explain to me how this shell of a barn could have possibly cost 2 + million $$$ ?
     
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    Cost over run is not uncommon especially in the State of Corruption (Illinois) ... Those Politicians have to eat to you know and votes cost big dollars ... Kind of blends in rather well for the area, if it had been constructed someplace else it would of had to be much nicer and have some class, probably cost half as much ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    That maintenance barn is the shell house.

    Why wouldn't the HOF building be somewhat similar in design?
    Makes sense to me
     
  9. Union Strong

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    Here are a few well known HOFs
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    One building for trapshooters. One building for football players. One building for Mr. Ed.
     
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    The Budweiser Clydesdales stay in a nicer facility (barn) than that, but they are well taken care of ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  11. SmellyDog

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    Great pictures but only 1 of them is still in Ohio.
    In a building that actually is still standing.
     
  12. History Seeker

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    Union Strong....

    You my friend owe me a new keyboard...

    Coffee went flying out of my mouth when I read your last sentence...

    How I miss the old place.
    THOF (4).jpg THOF entrance.jpg
     
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    THOF TARGET BALLS.jpg THOF 1.jpg THOF GLASS DOUBLE TRAP.jpg THOF TRAPS.jpg

    So nicely displayed back in Ohio
     
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    Most of you idiots don't know what a nice building would like if you think the dump you shoot at is great! The HOF at the WSRC is 10 times better than what is was when in Vandalia!
     
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    Yeah 79 average from the 20? That would make someone angry.
    Merlo--thanks for the pictures. Proves this is an open forum. Strange tho that those who say they love the WSRC and the shoots in the west never post pictures.
     
  17. BRAD DYSINGER

    BRAD DYSINGER State HOF Staff Member Member Trapshooting Hall of Fame Member State Hall of Fame Founding Member

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    Maybe the fact that I have never met T shot is what keeps Neil Winston at number one. Brad
     
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    Brad we did meet once. Back in th mid 80s I shot with you at Silver Dollar. That's back when you liked the ATA. Lima how do you know what I shoot? Do you shoot at all?
     
  19. BRAD DYSINGER

    BRAD DYSINGER State HOF Staff Member Member Trapshooting Hall of Fame Member State Hall of Fame Founding Member

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    Yes back in the mid 80's was before Winston and his boys took over the ata and made it what it is today. In the mid 80's the Missouri State shoot was large, the Illinois state shoot was large, the Reno shoots were large, the California State shoot was large, the Phoenix shoots were large, the Vegas shoots were large, and so on and so on. The Grand American in Vandalia was over twice as big as it is today in Sparta.

    If you have been around as long as you claim you should know this to be true facts, not fake facts like a Winston chart, or a Sparta Lover's claim. In the 80's the Florida Chains shoots were held at 8 or 10 clubs, not just planted at one club like today. What the ATA has done by there easy targets,Satellite grands, and insane push for all american teams is kill the small 4 and 8 trap clubs. The average weekend shooter of the mid 80's is gone and I fear never to return. For that I say thank you Neil and thank you delegates. Brad
     
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    T-Bone

    When I walked into the THOF MUSEUM in Vandalia, it had the ambiance of just that, a HISTORICAL museum.

    There was something magical about that place knowing the likes of Dysinger, Berlet, Snellenberger, and all the other famous shooters you read about, had shadowed those floors many times throughout the years. Standing beside Punkin would give you a shrill up your back.

    AND to think of the chit-chat that went on each year of the Grand in that historical monument called the Hall Of Fame Museum, over some of the treasures in their antiquated display cases, just would bring out the ghosts of the long lost shooters hanging on the walls. For me that place was more than a museum, it was a place that I could witness where the shooters no matter how good, or just average, could all mingle together and remember the history of the sport.

    Listening to the then Trustee Lynn (Doc) Parsons tell the stories of his Daddy taking him to the Grands was worth trips of several hundred miles just so my wife and I could visit with him and Tammy Daniel, that wonderful gal who was behind the desk keeping the place open 52 weeks of the year. No need to wait until the Grand to see history, it was at our fingertips any day we wanted to go.

    Those are the memories I miss.

    Memories yes !

    Forgotten? NO !

    THOF TAMI-DOC-JUDY.jpg

    Yours in Sport, The Idiot
     
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