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Scouts Rest Ranch cache Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 03/09/2003
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

In March the cranes will give you an added attraction here. Make sure you allow enough time in the summer months to visit the ranch house and barn. It may be a little soggy so you may want waterproof shoes along in case. Insect repellant should be used in the summer months. The terrain rating is a 1 if there has been no rain lately.

William F. Cody took up residence in Scout's Rest Ranch in 1886. The house was built during the heyday of his Wild West Show which had its start as a July Fourth show in North Platte. He spent much of the time during the winter months here and a large barn housed much of the show's stock.

The house was built at a cost of $3,900 and contained much new technology of the era.

Scouts Rest served as a resting place for many famous people, show performers and various friends of Cody.

The ranch is now a Nebraska State Park. Many of the rooms in the house have been restored to their turn-of-the-century look. Displays there chronicle Cody's career.

The large barn provides a large display space for wagons and carriages, many photos of the Cody family, and a movie of the "Great Scout's" life.

Original contents:
Colored Pencils
International Cheese Recipe Book
Wire Strippers
2 Cell Flashlight
Mini Spot Light
6 in 1 Screwdriver
Stuffed Animal Keychain
Deck of Casino Cards
Mayo Health Systems Mini Bag
Crayola Playing Cards in Tin
Dollar Coin
Hand Carved Apple Pin
Hand Carved Pumpkin Pin

There is also a one use camera in here, please take a photo of the cachers with the treasure and leave it in the cache. Note which exposure the camera is on in your log.

The pictures from the 1st camera are below.

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