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Traditional Geocache

Louisville & Nashville 3492

Hidden : 1/22/2004
In Tennessee, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Quick and easy magnetic keyholder in a small park in Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee.


There are active railroad tracks nearby, so keep children and fools on a short leash. There is no reason to get near the tracks or even to the track side of the structure while searching for this cache. In fact, cache is less than twenty feet from the parking area. CSX donated this and placed it here. About ten years ago, when it was placed I was contracted to restore this structure, I begged them to let me paint it with the proper paint, instead of the kind our local "expert" suggested. Take a look and see how that turned out. Anyway, the number 3492 was my way of signing projects at the time. This has since been painted over, but you can still see the outline if you look close enough. You will see it many times on this structure, and some others like it. Also the next time you are passing through the Delta at the Opryland Hotel keep your eyes open for it, I have hidden them everywhere.

Now for a little history on the town. Bell Buckle is a quaint little Victorian village, famous for it's antique shopping. But there is more to the town than that. Bell Buckle has also exported some of its talent and goods to the wider world. Sculptor Russ Faxon has his studio here, you will recognize some of his works from TPAC, the Korean War Memorial at the TN capitol and even a cache site. The sculpture at "briefcache" is a Faxon work. Nature's Own Potpourri, one of the country's largest potpourri makers is located on the outskirts of town, as is Bell Buckle Country Store, Inc. makers of the Captain Rodney's, Rose & Ivy, Bell Buckle Country Store and Simplify lines of gourmet delicacies. But my favorite place to visit when in town is the BlueBird Ice Cream Parlor. This place has been an ice cream parlor and soda shop off and on since the 1880's. It even has the original marble topped bar that was brought accross the mountains by a team of mules. The BlueBird was named the "Best Ice Cream Parlor" in Tennessee last year and if you pop in you'll see why. (This is not a commercial solicitation, I am just passing on a hidden treasure to you). I hope you enjoy your visit to Historic Bell Buckle.

Member of Middle Tennessee GeoCachers Club - www.mtgc.org

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnpur vf va/haqre rnfg fvqr pybfre gb gur fbhgurea raq, abg nf sne nf gur fgrcf.

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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Last Updated: on 10/19/2014 11:33:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:33 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum