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Atomic Cannon on I-70 Virtual Virtual Cache

Hidden : 06/27/2002
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Geocache Description:

Hike up a "paved" trail to get to the cannon. The view alone from the top of this hill is well worth the hike.
According to the sign at the site of the cannon, this is one of only three atomic cannons in existence. The other two are located at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and the U.S. Army Ordinance Center in Aberdeen, Maryland. This cannon was placed in service on November 17, 1952 and was deactivated in August 1963. Two 375 HP engines were used to transport the 42-foot, 280-mm cannon at 35 M.P.H. to the desired firing locations. The cannon can fire a projectile 11 inches in diameter for more than 20 miles. This cannon was never fired.

To claim this cache you must post a picture with you, and your GPS unit at the cannon site.

This virtual cache is placed with the understanding that we will give way in the event that an approvable physical cache is placed within .01 mile.

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