Branch Davidian - Mt. Carmel - Feb 28, 1993

Branch Davidian - Mt. Carmel - Feb 28, 1993 (Google Maps)
Branch Davidian - Mt. Carmel - Feb 28, 1993 (Birds Eye)
Branch Davidian - Mt. Carmel - Feb 28, 1993 (Yahoo Maps)
Google Maps Google Maps Birds Eye Birds Eye Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By bonjbrown @ 2005-08-21 17:03:50
If this area were in high res you would be able to see the rebuilt church of the Branch Davidians. Location of the 1993 disaster. Trying to find a web page that reports the event in a neutral tone is near impossible.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10
5.5 (2 votes)



Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Nearby maps
Branch Davidian Church: 50 day siege and fire of April 19,1993
Wings For Christ International Flight Academy Airport
Bonner's Bellmead Speedway
Tehuacana Creek Vineyards
Boeing 747SP "SOFIA"
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Waco
Rolls Royce's Boeing 747-200 'Trent 1000' testbed
Boeing 747SP-21 (SOFIA)
Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
Boeing E-6 "Mercury"
Lockheed EP-3E "ARIES II"
Lockheed EP-3E ARIES II
Similar maps
'Into the Wild' - location of the abandoned bus
1947 Roswell Crash Site; UFO
Alma tunnel where Lady Diana died
Site of Hitler's Berghof
AA Flight 191 crash site
World Trade Center Site
Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wreck of the Battleship USS Utah (BB-31) sunk during attack on Pearl Harbor
Princess Grace of Monaco accident site
Chernobyl Power Plant
Flight 93 Crash Site
Café Van Gogh
jbottero picture
@ 2007-04-19 10:02:53
The Branch Davidians are a religious sect who originated from a schism in 1955 from the Davidian Seventh Day Adventists, themselves former members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who were excommunicated during the 1930s. In 1981, Vernon Wayne Howell (later renamed David Koresh) joined the group as a regular member. In 1990, Howell changed his name to David Koresh, invoking the biblical Kings David and Cyrus. Koresh centered his teachings on the Seven Seals and his ability as the "Lamb" to open them. Koresh supported his beliefs with detailed biblical interpretation, using the Book of Revelation as the lens through which the entire Bible was viewed.

Some former members of Koresh's group alleged that he practiced polygamy with underage brides, physically abused children, and stockpiled illegal weapons. Eventually, legal authorities investigated these charges. On February 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) conducted a raid on Mount Carmel, a structure known to house the Davidians. The raid resulted in the deaths of four agents and six Davidians after the Davidians refused the demands of federal agents. Following this confrontation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) laid siege to Mount Carmel for 51 days, during which time the FBI and BATF conducted around-the-clock operations including psychological operations (psyops) on the occupants of the complex. The government's siege on the Branch Davidians ended on April 19 when federal agents released CS tear gas into the compound. Fires later broke out and spread quickly through the buildings, killing approximately 79 Branch Davidians, 21 of whom were children. Autopsies confirmed that many of the victims, including David Koresh, had died of single gunshot wounds to their heads.

jbottero picture
@ 2009-01-24 13:21:46
Google Street View actually lets you drive right up past the Keep Off sign and way back onto the property!