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Huntington Depot

A cache by Bowie Park Ranger Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/06/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:


This cache was placed by the City of Bowie Park Rangers. You are seeking a nano cache, log only. Please bring your own writing tool. The cache is located about 20' off of a paved path.

The City of Bowie today encompasses a very large tract of land in northeastern Prince George’s County that was once comprised of a vast number of colonial and early national period plantations and farms and early churches.

Railroads always played a principal role in the Town of Bowie. In 1902, the Pennsylvania Railroad bought out the Baltimore and Potomac, and the name of the line changed at that time. A fire in 1910 destroyed the station buildings, but they were rebuilt in the years following that. The Pennsylvania Railroad electrified the line between Baltimore and Washington in 1935 as train travel modernized as well as sought ways to battle the ever encroaching influence of the automobile. In the early 1970s the Pennsylvania Railroad was acquired by the National Rail Passenger Service (Amtrak), which no longer made stops at the little Bowie Station. In 1989, the Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC) moved its local service up the line to a new station at Bowie State University, and the little station fell into disuse. The City of Bowie purchased the structures in 1991, moved the three buildings to their current site, and restored them. The Huntington Railroad Museum opened in 1994. It was joined, in 2006, by the restoration of the 1926 Bowie Building Association structure next door as the “Old Town Bowie Welcome Center and Children’s Museum.”



Click Here to read more about the history of Bowie and historic sites.

The City of Bowie Museums include:
Belair Mansion and Stable Museums

12207 Tulip Grove Drive/2835 Belair Drive, Bowie
Open Tuesday through Sunday from Noon – 4 p.m.

Bowie Railroad Museum
8614 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Old Town Bowie Welcome Center
8606 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Radio and Television Museum
2608 Mitchellville Road, Bowie
Open Fridays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.- Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.

Admission is free at all City Museum Sites
For further information, please call 301-809-3089

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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