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Traditional Geocache

Hustler History-train wreck 1912

A cache by Shrek & Fiona
Hidden : 1/1/2007
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

You will be looking for a container 3 inches round and 10 inches long
the cache is along the Omaha bike trail .5 mile north of Hustler. The bike trail is an easy walking or biking path
Dont forget to look for the benchmark at the other end of the bridge on the south east corner it is a chiseled square 4x4 it is hard to see but it is there

this cache is an easy beginners cache

FOUR MEN DIE IN TRAIN WRECK

Omaha Train Runs Into Lemonweir River Near Hustler

Engineer, Fireman and Hobo Die at the Spot - Baggagemen Lee died Tuesday of Injuries -
Train Piles up in Several Feet of Water - Mail Clerk seriously Cut.

Mauston Star [Mauston, Juneau Co. WI], 05 Sep 1912

Monday morning the Minneapolis - Chicago Limited of the North Western road ran into a washout a half mile north of Hustler, killing a hobo instantly and injuring Engineer Thompson and Firemen Abrahams so that they died shortly afterwards. Baggageman Lee and a number of others were severely injured. It is a miracle that any one in the train escaped as the coaches piled up in the river, which was raging fiercely due to a cloud burst higher up-county. The entire structure for a distance of over forty feet was carried away. The water was very high and covered the tracks and the train men could not see that the rails were gone. A member of the mail service who survived was scratched and cut to a terribly extent. The smoking car was carried many yards below the bridge and half buried by drifting sand, but all the occupants escaped.

A later report received conveys the statement that Baggageman Lee succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning raising the total of dead to four. The mail man is reported as improving rapidly.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

lbh jbag arrq gb fgrc bss sebz gur genvy gb svaq guvf bar

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Inventory

There are no Trackables in this cache.

 

Find...

  • engine and passenger carthe info at the bottom of the picture is differnt than the article in the local paper about who died in the tran wreck
  • passenger carsone of the cars after the water had gone down
  • steam enginepicture of the engine off the tracke

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 10/15/2014 4:25:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:25 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum