Traditional Geocache

Roadhouse Stop #01 - Talkeetna

A cache by Blazingpathways Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/2/2010
In Alaska, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is the first in a series of caches dedicated to the Alaskan Roadhouse. The cache is placed outside. Please respect this historic building and the current owners of this still functioning roadhouse.

CONGRATULATIONS to ehornbuckle on their very first FTF!


In the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, roadhouses were integral stops in the travel plans of many who were moving about the territory whether delivering mail, supplies, mining, logging, or trapping.

Roadhouses were often spaced at a day’s pace along a waterway, railroad, or overland trail system. Many died out as trails were upgraded to roads, as the gold rush died, as dogsleds were replaced by mechanical means of transportation such as skidoos and cars. Other roadhouses remain today, changing with the times and still serving up Alaskan hospitality – offering a place to catch a bite to eat and to rest.

Talkeetna Roadhouse was built by the brothers Frank and Ed Lee as a cabin and barn and as a supply stop for goods coming up the Susitna River. Near the Alaska Railroad line from Seward to Fairbanks, it began serving meals around 1918 and became an official roadhouse in the mid 1940’s.

A more detailed history of the roadhouse and its owners can be found by “Googling” the Talkeetna Roadhouse website. A short history is provided on the Wikipedia site – linked here.

Wikipedia Info

A special thanks to Trisha Costello, the current owner, who has given permission for placement of the cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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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 3/16/2017 12:50:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:50 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum