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In Appalachia Bay Recreation Area on Keystone Lake west of Tulsa. Coordinates to parking lot is N36 10.966' W96 17.579'
Please, please, please hide the cache back really good. The Coordinates to the cache are new again. The conatainer is now a 30 caliber ammo box. The new contents are, a log book, two 1945 P 40% silver war nickels, a 58 caliber civil war bullet, a 45/70 Indian wars bullet, 69 caliber musket ball, an old marble, and a few pistol musket balls. I have also left some copies of the 1958 quad map showing Appalachia, Keystone, and the Cimmaron River before they built the lake. I have even left a few copies of some map overlays of the 1958 map on the newer 1970s map showing where the old towns were. Please hide the cache back really good. The cache is located in the old ghost town of Appalachia. The town started about 1900 and was abandoned around 1960 when they built Keystone Lake. From the cache you can look south across the lake at a boat ramp. That is where the town of Keystone used to be. The story I read was that Keystone was in Indian Territory which was a dry Territory and Appalachia was in Oklahoma Territory where you could drink. There was a footbridge across the Cimmaron River where the buggys, cars, and horses were parked on the Keystone side and they would cross the bridge to Appalachia to visit all of the Saloons. On the way back across the bridge some would fall in the River and the bridge was named after a famous temperance lady in Kansas. Anyway the cache is in a tupperware container. The original contents is a log book, camera, 1958 map showing Appalachia and Keystone. There are some relics that people would have used in Appalachia. A 1944 Silver Half Dollar, 1954 Silver Half Dollar, a 1938 Chauffeur's Badge, a few Marbles, and an old CarHart Button W/suspender and Belt Buckles. It is a little more than a 3/4 mile walk in, put the parking lot coordinates in your machine because it is easy to get turned around out there. You also might want to look at maps of the area. There is a road you can walk down most of the way then it's cross country and you can't beeline it because there is a sea of poison Ivy. Take plenty of water and watch out for the 4 wheelers and dirt bikes on the weekend.
Good Luck and have fun.
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- Welcome to AppalachiaIs he plugging my cache or just happy to have found it?
- All smilesLooks like they're having too much fun.
- Found a shade treeA good place to check out the cache.
- Time out to pose....while writing in the log book.
- You know she'll surviveShe's wearing the GPS.
- These youngsters....are the next generation of Geocachers.
- Shades are a good ideaThe sand gets really bright in the summer with the sun hitting it, or are they incognito?
- Self photoIt's not easy taking a picture of yourself.
- Here they are againThis is a good picture of them.
- Hello MikeMike is sporting a Global Map 100. The same receiver I use.
- Their dog....even got to be in this picture.
- It's got to be illegal.....to have this much fun.
- A family findThis family found the cache last fall.
- WinterHe's bundled up and it does look cold. A good day to find a cache.
- Night huntingDo these guys really find caches at night? I have a hard enough time finding them in daylight.
- Here's a good picture.....of 2 satisfied looking Geocachers.
- Pull up a good log.....and smile.
- Could they be earning.....their Geocaching merit badge?
- He knows how to....take a good self photo. The one I took of myself didn't come out.
- I'll bet he's reading.....the log book. Do you take the time to read the logs when you find a cache?
- This youngster is going to....be a marathon hiker. He's already carrying a huge backpack.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum