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A Head For Directions

A cache by Indy Diver Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/11/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:


This cache is located next to a road in Brown County.

You can get this one while in the area to get other caches.

The requirements for the cache are as follows.

    1. A picture of you with the object at this location.

Be sure to read all around the item. This cache will only take a few minutes of your time and there is parking in front of the item.   Enjoy and have fun while you are in the area.

The Story of Stone Head and then some.

 

You don’t have to have a stone head to live in Stone Head, but it helps. In fact little is left of this community but the stone head for which it was named. The roadside bust was carved in 1851 by Henry Cross as part of his obligation to the local government. At the time, able-bodied men were required to put in several days labor on public works projects around Brown County in addition to paying taxes. Cross proposed to work off his 6 days a year obligation by carving three Busts to place on roadside markers along New Bellsville Pike, and since one was going to be of the venerable George Summa, the road’s supervisor, officials agreed.

    Two of the busts on the old road are long gone, and only one remains, the Stone Head of Stone Head. Today it is painted white with black features, the stern face of a humorless mime. It has seen happier times, and so has the town of Stone Head.

 

Reprinted from the book Oddball Indiana By Jerome Pohlen

© 2002 by Jerome Pohlen

Chicago Review Press

     Note by Indy Diver: Some time in the1980’s the Stone Head was stolen and was missing for several years. The head was eventually found when a tip that it was being used as a Hat Rack located just inside the door of the headnapper.  I was told this by my brother and sister-in-law who lived in Brown County at the time. From my observations there is only one house left in Stone Head. I remember as a kid there use to be several houses and a small general store located there. The small section of road that is in front of the stone head use to be Hwy.135 until the improvements were made to the intersection. (A convenient parking place)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba UJL 135 Fbhgu bs UJL 46 4.76 Zvyrf

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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