Kenosha's Ramblers on the Yellowstone Trail
In Wisconsin, United States
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During the time of the Yellowstone Trail, Kenosha was famous as the city that built good quality, inexpensive automobiles. Thomas B. Jeffery started to manufacture cars in Kenosha in the 1890s. Later, Charles Nash bought the company in 1915, and built the Nash Rambler automobile.
Nash Motors was a very large automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, from 1916 to 1938. Nash provided many of the cars that would drive on the Yellowstone Trail, and the Rambler was marketed as a "country car". Later due to mergers, Nash was the automotive division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, and continued to build the Rambler.
Nash's slogan from the late 1920s and 1930s was "Give the customer more than he has paid for" and the cars pretty much lived up to it. Innovations included a straight-eight engine with overhead valves, twin spark plugs, and nine crankshaft bearings. The 1932 Ambassador Eight had synchromesh transmissions and free wheeling, automatic centralized chassis lubrication, a worm-drive rear end, and its suspension was adjustable from within the car.
More information on the Rambler automobile can be found at: (visit link)
This is one of several caches I have placed along the route of the historic Yellowstone Trail. The trail is a historic motor route that went across Wisconsin from 1918 to 1930. The Wisconsin portion of the Yellowstone Trail is 406 miles long, starting at the state line south of Kenosha and going north, and then west to Hudson.
There are two methods to find this cache.
If you are a Jedi Warrior, just close your eyes, until you feel the force guiding you to the most appropriate location for a cache related to the Rambler, quite near the Yellowstone Trail.
If you are not a Jedi Warrior, you will need to do a little research on the Rambler automobile, before you head out. The cache is located at:
A = The number of Nash Ramblers owned by zuma
B = The number of cars that had spare tires prior to the Rambler.
C = The fourth digit of the year that Thomas Jeffery built his first Rambler.
D = The fourth digit of the year that Ramblers were first built in Kenosha.
E = The fourth digit of the model year of the Rambler seen with Cyndi Lauper in the music video "She Bop."
F = The fourth digit of the last year that a Rambler was built in Kenosha.
This is one of several caches I have placed along the route of the historic Yellowstone Trail. The trail is a historic motor route that went across Wisconsin from 1918 to 1930. The Wisconsin portion of the Yellowstone Trail is 406 miles long, starting at the state line south of Kenosha and going north, and then west to Hudson. The Wisconsin segment is just a part of one of America’s first transcontinental auto routes, a 3,754-mile long road that started in Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts and went to Puget Sound, Washington.
More information on the Yellowstone Trail, including maps can be found at: (visit link)
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Last Updated: on 2/10/2013 6:53:17 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (2:53 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum