BL 60 Pounder 5-inch Gun - Cairo, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 00.170 W 089° 10.343
16S E 306704 N 4097392
Quick Description: World War I era cannon on the grounds of the Old Customs House in Cairo, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2009 6:07:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BGA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
Views: 5

Long Description:

This cannon is part of a veterans memorial. It is a British Ordnance 5" heavy gun used during World War I era.  Further information about this type of artillery is available here.
What type of artillery is this?: Towed artillery

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: British

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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