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Under the Viaduct

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Hidden : 4/11/2017
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Park below the viaduct on Market Street.  The cache is lower than the bridge deck, and can only be reached from below. Do not try to reach it from S. 3rd Avenue.


Viaduct - a bridge composed of several small spans carrying a road or railroad across a valley or other low ground. Viaducts are commonly used in many cities that are railroad centers; these viaducts cross the large railroad yards and keep city street traffic from interruption by the train traffic. The space below the arches is often used for parking or businesses.

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Stones Restaurant under the Viaduct

In its early days, Stone's catered to railroad passengers and crews passing through town from a small wooden building next to the railroad tracks.

In 1910 the restaurant moved across the street into its present location.  The original 3rd Avenue viaduct was built shortly after and George and Anna Stone coined the slogan "Under the Viaduct, Down by the Vinegar Works" to help auto travelers on the Lincoln Highway locate Stone's.

Its classic sign sticks above the viaduct, reminding those driving by that this restaurant has been here so long it predates the modern road built above it.

Unfortunately, the restaurant has been closed for several years now.

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Last Updated: on 4/15/2017 2:09:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:09 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum