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Traditional Geocache

Old Silo #12

Hidden : 8/21/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is #12 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.

History of this old silo by Silo Historian Goldie
This was a very large farm with numerous buildings, in the 1940's-1970's
A very large barn extended east from the silo.
The barn went down sometime between 1980-1990
The silo top was still on as late as 1990
This unusual stone silo was more expensive than concrete .
I did some research on silos in general and found that the first upright
silo in Wisconsin was put up in 1880, in Occonomowoc on the Pabst farm.

Eric and I were out finding some caches today when we spotted this silo. He thought it was really cool, especially since it is right across the street from where he plays indoor soccer.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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160 Logged Visits

Found it 155     Write note 1     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 2     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 4/14/2015 10:49:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:49 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum