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Traditional Geocache

Old Silo #7

Hidden : 8/12/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


This is #7 in our series of old silos without barns. Wisconsin roadsides have an abundance of lone standing silos that are all that remain of some farmstead. For some reason these old silos remain standing as a legacy to the family farm. As you view them reminisce and imagine what the farm that stood here may have looked like. We hope you enjoy this series and finding the old silos. Please feel free to post photos of the silos with your log.

Silo facts: The word silo means "cellar". Before silos corn was stored
underground in cellars.

Silo facts: One of the reasons for the building of silos in Wisconsin, was to store corn to feed cows over the winter months. Before a farm had a silo, many farmers sold their cow herds in fall and then re-bought the cows in spring. It was too costly to buy the feed during the winter.

Silo Fact: Why are all the silos the same general shape, width and height? It was determined in the 1920's that anything taller or wider would result in too much loss of grain due to mold.

Silo Fact: In 1923 there were 100,000 silos in Wisconsin
the most of any state. New York was in second place with only 54,000

History of this silo by Silo Historian Goldie
I just did a little checking of the maps.
The rectangular barn was still in place in 2005.
Probably one of the storms in past couple years took it down.

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/6/2014 12:34:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:34 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum