This is the 2nd in a series of virtual caches found exclusively on OC.US. We travel full-time in our RV and see many cool, unusual and amazing things. To share our experiences, we are creating virtual caches of the things we see around the United States. We hope you enjoy them.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. Craft shops occupy restored pioneer cabins and artisans chat with visitors from their front porches. Steeped in history, Tannehill feels timeless. The cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill preserve a long-gone way of life. Hiking trails retrace historic roadways. Artifacts of Alabama’s 19th century iron industry displayed in the Iron and Steel Museum put in perspective the massive stone furnaces, Tannehill’s awe-inspiring centerpiece.
It is difficult to take in all of Tannehill in one visit. Come again and come often to enjoy the special appeal of each season. Campground accommodations, both primitive and improved, are plentiful. Horseback riding excursions are available at Tannehill Trails.
The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. Other events include a Dulcimer festival, Gem and Mineral show, Woodcarvers show, Educational programs for school children, a Labor Day celebration, Halloween festival and Christmas candlelight tour.
Now for the cache...
Standing in front of the mighty Tannehill Ironworks Furnace is a structure dedidcated to the area. It is easily identifiable by the eagle that sits atop it and the embedded gears on its side. On this structure is a plaque and the first line on the plaque is "TANNEHILL IRONWORKS / ALABAMA". The next several lines are not written in ALL CAPS. If you take the first letter of each of these 5 lines, you will have the password necessary to log this find. You must use all lowercase letters when entering the password.
This virtual cache is located in Tannehill State Park. Parking is available nearby and the cache is just a medium walk from the parking area. The park has an admission fee, often on the honor system and other times the gate is manned. For more information about the park itself, please visit http://www.tannehill.org
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No hint here. You really need to visit the site!