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Old 12-01-2009, 09:07 AM   #406
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any more clues for those of us who don't recognize it?
maybe substitute homestead for house
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:19 PM   #407
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I found it. Thanks for the extra clue. About 156 miles away for me. Wish I had the time to go after it. It looks like a really nice ride from my house.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:28 PM   #408
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Well, let's see...here's a couple more clues: The sandstone is Crab Orchard sandstone and this 'homestead', and the county it sits in, are named after the plateau that they sit on top of. This building is a part of a project started at the end of the great depression. It sits at the intersection of two highways; one runs to the area where the rock came from and the other runs into one of only a couple of rift valleys in the world.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:54 AM   #409
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I found it. Thanks for the extra clue. About 156 miles away for me. Wish I had the time to go after it. It looks like a really nice ride from my house.
I know its a nice ride from my house, almost no matter which way I go (exept the super slab)
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:56 AM   #410
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Well, let's see...here's a couple more clues: The sandstone is Crab Orchard sandstone and this 'homestead', and the county it sits in, are named after the plateau that they sit on top of. This building is a part of a project started at the end of the great depression. It sits at the intersection of two highways; one runs to the area where the rock came from and the other runs into one of only a couple of rift valleys in the world.
Cool I learned something new today, i didn't know that is a rift valley (assuming you mean grassy cove)
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:27 PM   #411
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Here's the new one. It was part of the "New Deal" and all the houses were built of locally quarried sandstone.

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Well wouldn't you know. That thing is all of 4 miles from my house down there. I spent 9 years at the building behind it.

Grassy Cove is one of the largest watersheds in the area. Heads all the way down towards Chattanooga. What's really neat is when it rains for about 2+ days straight, pretty hard, the Cove will flood. I've seen it so high that you could ride a jet ski from one side to another.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #412
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I just thought I'd bring this thread into the light again,

I'm ready for a decent day off.


HEY Jonesy, I noticed the map is a bit behind, anything someone could do to help?
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:28 AM   #413
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sorry about the map guys. Work's been keeping me pretty busy lately. I'll try to catch up over the next couple weeks...things slow down a lot for Christmas.

It goes a lot faster if there are good descriptions of where the tag is after its picked up. I dont mind being a Google jockey to find where something is but when I have to figure out the clues too, that adds a lot of time sometimes.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:15 PM   #414
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our map is now up to date!
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:48 PM   #415
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our map is now up to date!


Cool Thanks For all the work.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:21 AM   #416
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It's been almost a month and this hasn't moved yet?

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Old 12-24-2009, 06:26 AM   #417
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just 9 miles from the house. lots of history in that area.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:27 PM   #418
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I headed out Tuesday to grab this, but got distracted (Blythe Ferry) and ran out of time. Perhaps next time...

j54 - thanks for the updated map!
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:07 AM   #419
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It's been almost a month and this hasn't moved yet?

Crappy weekends, and work kept me away, I caged to visit family this week, I did get to stop and drool aver a F800gs yesterday

the weather looks better(exept for the wind) so maybe some one will get it this weekend
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:29 AM   #420
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Got it. Actually posting these pictures for my Dad, he tried to register on ADV Rider and every username kept getting rejected so he went riding instead.

This is the Homestead Tower and Museum. It's in front of Homestead Elementary School (K-8) where I had the privilege to be a Bulldog for 9 years.

Wikipedia: The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum... recalls the development of the Cumberland Homestead Community of the 1930s. The octagonal Cumberlands Tower was originally constructed by the CCC between 1937-1938 using Crab Orchard Stone to house the Cumberland Homesteads offices. The tower features a water tank and a 97-step stairway to the lookout platform at the top with views of the park. The base features a museum at its base with exhibits about the history of the homesteads project and its residents, and period displays. Visitors can also tour an original homesteads house which has been furnished to appear as during the Depression.




The new tag is located on a major highway headed east beside a major interstate. I hear they put LIMEs in their Coronas after working in that STONE all day long.



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