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PBP - Gettysburg, PA - OU0314

 Phone Booth Project

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 49.922' W 77° 13.993' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Pennsylvania
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 29 August 2011
 Date Created: 29 August 2011
 Last Modified: 17 April 2014
 Waypoint: OU0314


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
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1 x Rated
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

This might not be for everyone.  Some may not think that a phone booth makes a worthy virtual cache.  I find them to be a sort of modern, urban relic and enjoy spotting the rare, remaining examples.  Generally, they only seem to be disappearing, but this one seems to be relatively newly revitalized.  I found it, while playing "hooky" from work on the day of the "Great East Coast Earthquake of 2011".

I'd previously attempted to start a PBP series on another site, but the ones I published ended up being removed shortly after I listed the caches.  If you would like to add to the series, feel free.  Just remember that PBP is for Phone Booth Project - not just any pay phone.  They dont' all have to be virtuals, either. If you find one near home, you could use it as part of a multi or puzzle.


The first payphones had an attendant who collected the money and placed the calls. The phones were often in very fancy large booths.

William Gray, who is considered the "inventor" of the payphone, started the Gray Telephone Pay Station Co. in 1891. A patent allowed him to sell his "unattended"  payphones to all of the phone companies in the country.
He started selling the familiar "3 Slot" payphone in 1913, which remained basically the same (many interchangeable parts) until 1965.

The same payphone parts were used by many different manufacturers, who added their own handsets, transmitters, dials etc.

Gray was sold to Automatic Electric in 1948.

PBP - Gettysburg

Logging Requirements:

1) Visit the site, in person.

2) As you enter, look up.  You will see a sticker.  Locate the box below "Wired Outdoor Telephone Booth".  Inside the box is a number, "B-xxxxxx".  The Log Password is xxxxxx.

3) Also, please post a pic of you and / or your GPS in the phone booth.

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9 17 April 2014 DudleyGrunt Cache archived

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10 13 April 2014 DudleyGrunt Cache ready to search

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11 13 April 2014 DudleyGrunt Temporarily unavailable

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1 12 April 2014 sfcchaz Found it

Update: DudleyGrunt was gracious enough to allow me to log this since I spent the time to attempt this one. See pic in below log. Thanks DG. Smile

2 12 April 2014 sfcchaz Didn't find it

Well, that sucks. 2 for 2 DNF. The phone booth is gone. See pics.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz near GZ
sfcchaz near GZ
Empty spot - rusty outline
Empty spot - rusty outline