On Point | The Whole Point
In Wisconsin, United States
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CACHE LOCATED AT N44°AB.CDE W89°FG.HIJ
I recently adopted a cache around here and decided that there was just to much historical potential to the location to not take advantage of the area and place a new puzzle!
This years marks the 150 anniversary of the founding of Stevens Point and what better way to celebrate that then to place an Historical Retrospective cache to bring that history to life?
The starting point brings you to the trailhead of the Green Circle trail from HWY 10. There is a ton of history in the immediate area, so take some time to do this cache and soak it in.
The first thing you will come to it a Memorial Bell for Schumann Heink, a disabled WWII veteran and subject of a multi-cache by SPACVB (UWSP Geocaching Club) called Down By the River GC1B27Y
The next thing you will come to is an historical placard concerning the harvesting and delivery of Ice off the river. A little further north and you will come to the heart of Stevens Point history, Founders Point, where there are a number of historical markers. Over the footbridge is another historical placard which deals with the harvesting of lumber and floating Logs down the river. Further in there is one about button making using shells.
Here are your questions to answer as you take this historical journey on Point and get the Whole story of it's founding and perhaps get a better understanding about what the 150th is all about.
Stevens Point was founded in the year 18AJ when Mr. Stevens landed here at Founder's Point.
The Plaque, commemorating this historical event, was placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in the year BJEC
Founder's Point was commemorated in the month of D
Blocks of Ice were typically cut into ExF' chunks, which the Iceman carried using a special tongs, averaging GI-BGI lbs a stop when delivering.
At Founder's Point, H decades are mentioned on the historical marker.
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Last Updated: on 10/12/2013 8:53:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:53 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum