1850  LbNA # 60719 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateFeb 14 2012
LocationInside random Boxes, franklin, TN
Found By crosscresent
Last Found Sep 3 2013
Hike Distance?

Last Modified: July28,2013
Been here before? "Something Spacey" use to be here but the stamp went missing. Now this is the stamp that I had originally wanted to plant here but it had fallen under & behind a shelf. It was missing for more than a year.
This is a double side stamp so bring a cloth to keep from smudging up your book.

One image is of a young woman. You can see the years of suffering onher face. She is a slave. Her life is hard. Her & her small family live in a one room set up. Its hot in the summer and damn freezing in winter. What is she looking at? Maybe her Master's home. The light is on & there is smoke from the chimney. "I bet they sure is warm."

The reverse image is that warm & cozy home.

This stamps were made to represent the way things were at one time in this area. Franklin is well know for its bloody battle. But if you drive any backroads & pass a beautiful historic home, chances are the is a slave house on the property.

From Interstate 65, take exit 65 west. (from the south it is left, from the north it is right). This road is Hwy 96. T
his will lead you to down town franklin. Drive a few miles, Once you get to the circle, drive around it to main street. (if this was a 4waystop, you'd turn left, but its not, so, you gotta go around.) Take Main to what we like to call '5 points'. There is a Starbucks on the right. You have 4 street choices. To the left is 5thAveS/Lewisburg Pike. Then cattycornerd left is Columbia Ave. Straight ahead is still Main, and to the right is 5thAveN/Hillsboro rd. Go right on 5thAveN/Hillsboro rd. Now that you are on 5thAveN/Hilsboro road, take a left at the 2nd lite, this is New Hwy 96 west. Do not get this road confused with the road you came in on. they are NOT the same road. ok, from New HWY96, go to the 2nd light and take a left onto Boyd Mill. After that, take the first right from Boyd Mill into this park. This is one section of Jim Warren Park. The parking lot is a loop. Park in front of & excactly facing of the 2 green electric boxes. See the big mound in front of you with pine trees and bushes? I hope so. Go to the side of the mound that faces the huge 'lion' boulder out in the field, stay by the mound. There is a small rock wall made up of, i cant remember, 10 or so huge (not as huge as the lion in the field) boulder rocks. between the 4th & 5th boulder on the bottom is a nook, hidden in there by rocks, is the 1850 box.
Rehide well and dont be seen, but I gotta admit, this is a great place to sit and log. What ever, just dont get seen!!!

*for the record: the lion boulder isnt really a lion. it just kinda looks like one. My daughter has always climbed all over him and called him her lion*

***Please snap this box shut with care & really cover it back up. It just out a bit. Thanks! *************