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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Old Superior Trail

A cache by Timberline Echoes
Hidden : 8/27/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a winter friendly camo wrapped gallon size container. It is located near a historical sign in the Nicolet National Forest, and where the first stage of "Speaking Softly" was. It is NOT located in the Blackjack Wilderness Sensitive Area.

Originally the Old Superior Trail, a horse path created and used by the Native Americans who first inhabited the area, the road was used by these peoples for hundreds of years before being officially constructed as road between 1864 and 1870. Running from Fort Howard on Green Bay to Fort Wilkins in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, the road provided a route for rapid reinforcement of Fort Wilkins during the Civil War. Though created by the Native Americans, early trappers, travelers and drovers (livestock dealers) used Military Road as well, providing supplies for the copper mines and settlements in northern Michigan. Construction of this road during the Civil War era also made the timber resources of northern Wisconsin available to he rest of the nation. It wasn't until 1864 that President Lincoln commissioned this road as an official military road. As you read this sign you are standing squarely in the Old Military Highway. Well, at least precisely where this foot and wagon road, established some one hundred and forty years ago, passed.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Rlr yriry - 15 sg. oruvaq

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)


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Last Updated: on 8/22/2014 6:00:52 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:00 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum