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Scook: Due to personal difficulties, I have not had time to repair and replace this cache. I'm now archiving this cache and making the location available so someone can throw another film can into a bush and call it a "Geocache".


Erlanger's Silver Lake

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Hidden : 10/6/2002
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

An easy two part cache in Erlanger's Silverlake Park.
A great cache for kids with play areas at both spots This cache is winter friendly but snow may hide the the clue requiring the Time Capsule brick.

The Silverlake Cache is not so much about what is here now but about what used to be here.
Erlanger was the home of my mother’s family. They lived back off Crescent Avenue on a farm on Silver Lake. The farm is long gone as is the lake. All that remains is a park built on and named for Silver Lake.

You start your cache hunt at the Erlanger Depot where, years ago, almost everyone arrived in Erlanger. No passenger trains stop here now and it is now the city's historical museum.

The actual cache site is a short drive or walk (0.6 mile)away from the depot. The park is located on Division just north of Crescent. The cache container is a standard size ammo box with a Geocaching label.

3 clues from the depot are needed to solve the puzzle to the cache location.
The Erlanger sign on the depot says it is 9.A miles to CIN (Cincinnati)
The Brick marking the Time Capsule buried near the flogpole was dedicated in Sept. 199B
The Erlanger sign on the depot says it is 32C.3 miles to CHA (Chattanooga)

The cache is located at
N39 01.5A9 W084 35.6BC
Also see and print out the Silver Lake Clue Sheet.

Silverlake Park Today

Silverlake Park Today

For some early history of Erlanger go to –
Erlanger - The Friendship City

For some early pictures of Erlanger go to –
Kenton County Views - Erlanger

The Erlanger Depot Museum is open to the public every Saturday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(April 1 to November 1, only)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cnex bss bs Xragba Ynaqf Ebnq ng gur cnex naq sbyybj gur fvqrjnyx nebhaq gb jvguva n srj uhaqerq srrg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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