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Thot: Well, this was the shortest lived cache I've ever had. The combined cost of contents and container was about $25. Which amounts to almost $2 a day. Sheesh.

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Clear Creek Crossing

A cache by Thot & Dick Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/7/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Kansas Street (the street you take to get to the cache unless you come by boat or helicopter) runs beside Fairview Cemetery and now ends at Clear Creek.  But, during the early 20th century Kansas Street crossed Clear Creek on a wooden bridge. The cache name, Clear Creek Crossing, commemorates this bygone transportation link. Before Highway 3, this section of Kansas Street was part of a major route from Houston to Galveston -- the Old, Old Galveston Road.

During the late nineteen forties the old wooden bridge over Clear Creek burned and was later demolished.   The metal caissons that supported the bridge can still be seen in the water near where Kansas street ends at the creek.  In a three volume history of League City the bridge is mentioned many times as a gathering place where young and old came to swim. When the old bridge was in use, the approach to the bridge on the other side of the creek was as high as the bluff is on this side. In those days the creek was only about 200 feet wide.  But, Hurricane Carla flood water and subsidence in the area have caused the creek to become much wider. At extremely low tide the old creek bed can still be seen. 

Also, during the mid nineteenth century there was a brickyard where the cemetery is now.  Bricks used in much Galveston Island construction were made at that brickyard.
 

This cache was placed in the winter.  I don't know what access will be like in the summer.  I can see many wild rose thorn vines in the area, so take care and wear long pants.

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