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Friday, April 13, 2012

Dead End

So, off we go again, getting off track of the original plan.
We do like to get off track.
We passed plenty of navigable, fish ready waters, trout, I'd say, will be waiting for someone to wet a line once season opens.
 We traveled a rather rough road to get to where we did not yet know where we were headed.
 We drooled over the large passes of wild leek beds around every corner.
 Virgin timbers of pine, oak and American Hornbeam were scattered throughout the hills and hollows...
 some towering a 70-80 ft. salute to the heavens above.
 We counted a half dozen old foundations that lay barren for generations upon generations.  But wait, what is this?  What is this place underground?
Of course, we entered to see more, hoping there were no bats, bear, or bugs.
What is it?  What could this 7x9 ft. room, with 7 ft. height have been used for over 100 yrs. ago? 
 The entire structure is concrete, including the ornately striated and convex ceiling.
 There is even a stovepipe, or is it a vent of sort?
 Ok, call me crazy as a loon, but I'm going out on a limb here with my let-loose imagination and guessing that this tiny, underground space was not a playhouse., but a dandy place to hide your moonshine.  Ha!  Wait, there's more! 
 Take a look at this old car!  Now, look closer below the window.  Yes, those are bullet holes.  Now look where it's parked....
 It's still parked in it's ' once upon a time ' garage.
Under that log is a solid concrete wall., thus , underground garage.  A perfect get-away for the get-away car from the prohibition days., wouldn't you agree.   I do wonder if any of those bad boys passed through this neck of the woods?
Perfect location too...next to a flowing water source for making all of that illegal liquor.  Sounds feasible to me.
 We even found the remnants of a porcelain battery cover.  Upon close inspection, you can see the positive and negative marks on the cover.
 I guess it's time to put my wonderings to bed next to this bed of Leeks.  They will sure make fine creamy soup when they are ready...not quite today.
All kidding aside, it was time to back our way out of this ' dead end ' situation and road. 
Have a great weekend.
Find yourself a dead end road and see where it takes your imagination.



TexWisGirl said...

oh wow! i could so see that!

Cicero Sings said...

What a very fun adventure. Such discoveries. Such a story.

My D always liked to explore new paths too ... they just called to him. You never knew where you'd end up. Miss that.

Paula said...

I think you're "on to" something.

Muffy's Marks said...

I'll bet you are right. My dad did a remodeling job and found a room under the garage floor, he said it was for hiding moon!!!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! What a fun find! I'd be so jealous had you not shared the pictures with us!

Michelle said...

Your story is totally plausible! I love it. Quite a discovery!

jack69 said...

That was fun, thanks. I love a good imagination and you certainly have one. That is all possible. Loved the trees roads and the mysterious underground room.

I love an adventure like that. U Done good!
Take care
Love from North Carolina
PS> them northern Girls go crazy after being socked in all winter! LOL

Ian said...

That looks like an old root cellar to me. They had to have a vent pipe so that a little air could circulate otherwise the potatoes, carrots etc would rot

Cher' Shots said...

I know where this is ... and I bet I can guess who your guide was on this fun filled amazing adventure!
'love & hugs from afar'

imac said...

What a wonderful trip you took us on here - and what treasures you found.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Man, you found all kinds of treasures in your woods!