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Bud Matthews Switch

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Hidden : 3/6/2011
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

The Missus & I were out cache hunting and we passed up this location and we both said at the same time, "Hey, that place needs a cache!". So we turned the truck around and planted one.

You are looking for a magnetic key box. Congrats to BAIRD MAN and mrhughes13 for FTF!

BUD MATTHEWS SWITCH OF THE TEXAS CENTRAL RAILWAY

In 1900, the Texas Central Railway extended a line northwest from Albany across this portion of Rosa Ella (Matthews) Conrad's cattle ranch. Ella and her brother John A. "Bud" Matthews, for whom this site is named, promptly constructed cattle pens and a loading chute at this location. Surrounding ranchers soon were shipping their cattle from this switch to markets in Fort Worth. As many as 105,000 head of cattle were shipped annually until the railroad ceased operations in 1967. Since that year, local ranchers have continued to load cattle onto trucks from this site.

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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