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Old 02-23-2009, 06:51 PM   #751
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Bangor Cave

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Was this TAG location near Bangor Cave by chance? Something about a speak easy that was there back in the day. I kind of looked around with a few of the map programs but did not find anything on them.

I'm sure you guys know where that is and have been there already. Maybe a good TAG point some day?

Let me know more about this if you can.

Thanks for the fun of it anyway....
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:10 PM   #752
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Well, I'm at work right now so I can't see Ranger's pics, but KUDOS to you for getting the wing in there.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:53 PM   #753
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On to the next TAG

Welcome to the next tag.






The Indians believed these waters held medicinal powers.



















This location actually contains nine separate springs rich in minerals. Your nose will quickly tell you that you are in the right location.








Minerals like:

red sulphur
white sulphur
sweet sulphur
freestone
limestone
chalybeate








This is an image of the same location in 1855:







And yet another image of the location in 1874:



In the early 1800s the area was given the name Saratogo of the South





The area was purchased by J.W. & Mack Sloss in 1887, who operated the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham.








This image is of the original highway that was featured in Hotshot’s tag earlier.



In 1888 the population reached 3000 in this popular summer health resort.







When you see this sign you are very close.





The TAG is located just south of the sign.







This grand hotel once stood on the corner diagonal of the sign.




Good luck & enjoy the adventure.














BTW, I hate illegal dumping. It is ruining rural America.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:52 AM   #754
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I agree with you DeBandi...

"BTW, I hate illegal dumping. It is ruining rural America."

That is one of the things you see more of along some of these back roads we travel. I do not understand how people can do this to such nice places in the woods and back country locations.

Nice info on the new location! Looks like another sweet spot to learn more about the area.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:14 AM   #755
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I went to a bike night there!!!

OK, So I could have been there last night, if I had only gone a short distance more, but I found the pull off without the need to go past it and turn around.

Yankee Dog and Bratso took me there for a bike night a while back. Is the bike shop still there?

To bad the bike is in the shop for the next few days, just had to do it, they could not get me in each time I got there, something about me wanting to wait for it to get done they could not do it for me that way, so it has to be in their shop for a day or two, oh well, thems the breaks or was that the seals.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:44 AM   #756
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"BTW, I hate illegal dumping. It is ruining rural America."

That is one of the things you see more of along some of these back roads we travel. I do not understand how people can do this to such nice places in the woods and back country locations.

Nice info on the new location! Looks like another sweet spot to learn more about the area.

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:46 AM   #757
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To bad the bike is in the shop for the next few days,
Brother Brian and I are both out of the game for a few days, our 4-on/4-off work schedule has rolled back to the not-so-fun work days.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:31 AM   #758
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Nice tag Debandi! I was there two weeks ago. Looked like a flat spot up on the hill to the left as you come down the dirt road. I wonder if that is where the gazebo was?

Was the old bass boat still in the creek? What a shame! I was also disapointed to see all the graffiti at Bangor Cave.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:56 AM   #759
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:09 AM   #760
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Nice tag Debandi! I was there two weeks ago. Looked like a flat spot up on the hill to the left as you come down the dirt road. I wonder if that is where the gazebo was?

Was the old bass boat still in the creek? What a shame! I was also disapointed to see all the graffiti at Bangor Cave.

Thanks !

You just gave me an idea.

I may see about doing some overlay transparency magic with the old & new photos.

Let me know next time you're in the area
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:36 AM   #761
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Thanks !

You just gave me an idea.

I may see about doing some overlay transparency magic with the old & new photos.

Let me know next time you're in the area

I will let you know.

Nice pic of the old hotel. I didn't realize it was that big.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:13 PM   #762
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Tag!!

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It's hard to believe that there is not more here, and a shame someone would dump here













Man, this place will clear up your sinus problem! It's amazing what people will sit in. As I was surveying the area, I couldn't imagine soaking in that.
Seems like there should be more there than an old sign and some trashy boat.
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