Charlotte Museum Of History Cannon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Padon
N 35° 14.045 W 080° 46.002
17S E 521228 N 3899027
Quick Description: Historic Spanish Cannon from 1769 in Charlotte, NC
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2009 8:59:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM6X1G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 8

Long Description:
Noble center piece of The Charlotte Museum Of History front lawn, in Charlotte, NC. Following info is courteously provided by the Museum itself. Here is a related link! (visit link)

El Dominante (the Dominant One): This rare Spanish cannon was cast in Barcelona , Spain on May 20, 1769. After 129 years of service for Spain , it was captured in 1898 by American Forces in the West Indies during the Spanish-American War. Two years later it was presented to the City of Charlotte by the President of the United States (William McKinley) and was first mounted on the grounds of the old post office. In 1999 it was moved to its present location in front of the museum.

It is easily seen near the entrance of The Charlotte Museum Of History, on the pristine front lawn. Free large parking lots are located on both sides of the lawn, with easy walk up access to the cannon. I believe the cannon to be non operational, and doubt it could be safely reused today. I do not do Geocaching personally. But good news for those who do. The staff reports there are Geocaches on the Museum property.

Here is the Museum website: (visit link)
What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Other

What military of the world used this device?: Spanish

Date artillery was in use: 03/20/1869

Date artillery was placed on display: 01/01/1999

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Yes, but unknown to me.

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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