479. Wilburton, Latimer County (OK73)

Welcome to the frontier, folks!  At least that’s what this feels like here.  Of course, this actually was the frontier until the early 20th century (remember, Oklahoma didn’t become a state until 1907 [it’s crazy to think that when my grandfather was born, Oklahoma was not a state]).  Of course this was made by the WPA, but it really doesn’t look all that different than some rough hewn thing that might have been put together in the mid to late 1800’s.  Of course, I say that as if I have any advanced (or, ultimately, rudimentary) knowledge of architecture or anything similar. 

I also have zero interest in benchmarks, but I just happened to stumble across one!  It was right there on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse.  Otherwise, despite having a few monuments, the courthouse is relatively unremarkable, just off the main street, surrounded by churches and houses and businesses.

The cache was under a lamppost skirt at a chain pizza restaurant.  This is a similar design to some of my first cache containers, except this one seemed to be staying together fairly well.  Mine wouldn’t end up staying together, even with liberal applications of epoxy.  That said, it was easy and peasy with just a scosche of lemon squeezy.  I didn’t even have to get out of the car for this one.  Signed and returned, I dropped the skirt and pulled out onto the road again, hurtling towards…

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