In Iowa, United States
How Geocaching Works
Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer
This must be a picture of my great great great Grandpa Weasel placing a cache. I knew there was a reason I place caches the way I do!!
A utility pole is a pole used to support overhead power lines and various other public utilities, such as cable, fibre optic cable, and related equipment such as transformers and street lights. It can be referred to as a telephone pole, power pole, hydro pole, telegraph pole, or telegraph post, depending on its application. A stobie pole is a multi-purpose pole made of two steel joists held apart by a slab of concrete in the middle, generally found in South Australia. Electrical cable is routed overhead as an inexpensive way to keep it insulated from the ground and out of the way of people and vehicles. Utility poles can be made of wood, metal, concrete, or composites like fibreglass. They are used for lower voltage power transmission; higher voltage transmission lines are carried on steel transmission towers or pylons.
Utility poles were first used in the mid-19th century with telegraph systems, starting with Samuel Morse who attempted to bury a line between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., but moved it aboveground when this system proved faulty.
Purpx gur nggevohgrf :)
Last Updated: on 11/25/2015 7:18:45 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:18 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum