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sixgrands: Even though this cache is on public property, some neighbors are vehemently opposed to it being there. Rather than cause undue concern for the neighbors and unpleasantness for our fellow cachers, we’ve decided to archive this cache. We’re sorry. We felt this was a unique location for a cache and an interesting part of Boone’s history. Thanks to all who found it.

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The Interurban

A cache by sixgrands Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/31/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Congratulations to JPS4E, BGN and H@TW for FTF!.

The Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad, commonly called the Interurban, was an electric railroad passenger service that ran from Fort Dodge to Des Moines from 1907 to 1955. The passenger cars had an electric engine which connected to an overhead electric wire through a spring rod with a pulley running against the wire. The power was furnished by a generating plant at a dam near Frasier. The generating plant no longer exists but the dam is still there and is a popular spot for local fishermen.

The Interurban was a popular mode of transportation because it was fast, ran every half hour, made frequent stops and could be flagged down at any crossing for passengers to get on or off. Miners and their families from Frasier used this train to come to Boone and in later years Frasier high school students rode the train to attend high school in Boone after the Frasier High School closed. During World War I it was used to transport young men to Camp Dodge and return them home after the war.

The location of this cache is at the remaining support piers for the railroad bridge over the creek along its route through Boone. There is no need to go down the hill to the creek to retrieve the cache. The cache is a camo’d match stick container . Please use extreme stealth and replace the container as you found it.

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