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The WCF&N Cache #1 (Reserected)

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Hidden : 5/6/2008
In Iowa, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Hartman Reserve “Heritage Hartman Reserve bike trail.” “South
Riverside Trail” Connection to the American Discovery Trail
Replacement cache for The WCF&N Cache 1

Hartman Reserve “Heritage Hartman Reserve bike trail.” “South
Riverside Trail” Connection to the American Discovery Trail .
Waterloo-Cedar Falls- and Northern Railroad (WCF&N RR) at the
intersection of Westfield Avenue, Conger Street, and Rainbow Drive.
Today this is the site of the National Dairy Cattle Congress
Grounds. The WCF&N Railroad was owned by the Cass family and
during this era it was common practice throughout the country for
railroad companies to operate amusement parks to attract passengers
to their trains and provide an entertainment center for their
employees. Although the Cass family built and then operated
Electric Park for its first twenty years of its existence, the park
reached its heyday under the leadership and promotion of R. E.
Peterson. Eventually, Peterson bought the park in 1922 and ran it
as a family business. Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern
(WCF&N) Railroad, or the "Cedar Valley Road." The company was
founded as a Waterloo horse car line in 1885. By 1914 it extended
from Cedar Rapids to Waverly, with both freight and passenger
service powered by electricity. Passengers could make the 60-mile
trip from Waterloo to Cedar Rapids in 1917 in an hour and 45
minutes. Freight took approximately three hours over the same
route. The WCF& N continued its passenger service between
Waterloo and Cedar Rapids until 1956. The company eventually became
part of the Illinois Central Railroad, which later abandoned the
track between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. Iowa Rails to Trails,
Inc., a nonprofit corporation that acquires abandoned railroad
right-of-ways and converts them to nature trails, has developed the
52-mile Cedar Valley Nature Trail. It is PVC pipe 8 long 2 wide
with camo on it. Parking is available at this coordinates N 42
31.190 W 092 23.794

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Last Updated: on 9/17/2017 4:00:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:00 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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