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Hidden : 06/08/2009
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

From Bill Barry's People Places.

Tichfield (TITCH field) Former CN siding southeast of Macrorie. Named for Titchfield, a tiny place southeast of Southampton, Hampshire, England. The name seems to be from the Old English for "young goat's field," but its source is unknown.

Very little remains of Tichfield, one of two communities that used to be in the area. Another cache has been placed nearby where Lyons was located. Both communities were established in 1911 when the CNR was built. In 1947 the Tichfield post office moved to Lyons and the following year residents petitioned CN to change the name of Lyons to Tichfield. Tichfield became known as Tichfield Junction, named for the junction of three CN lines that converged here. The hamlet disappeared over the next 20 years.

The cache has been hidden near the site of the Mount Marie school (1912-1959). The name of the school came from the local name of a nearby hill used by Carl Merwart's daughter, Marie, to watch over her family's cattle.

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