The Lodge on the Potomac
Overlooking the river, the Potomac Lodge #100 stands on historic ground. The grand Masonic Temple and the adjacent Emmanuel Episcopal Church were built on the footprint of the former Fort Cumberland. Small white stones embedded in nearby sidewalks and streets indicate the perimeters of the fort.
Potomac Lodge #100 was chartered in 1855 and the temple cornerstone laid in 1911. The impressive structure was designed by prominent local architect Wright Butler, reknowned for designing the Allegany County Courthouse (behind the temple). Also residing on the hill, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church was constructed in 1851. It served as a stop on the underground railroad and contains priceless original Tiffany stained glass windows. You can learn more about the history of the church, the old tunnels from the fort and see the windows at emmanuelparish.ang-md.org.
Begin your search at the coords listed above. There you will find a simple cache containing a log and coordinates directing you to a second location. To claim the find you must sign the log and email the owner with the answer to a question. You will find that answer at the second location.
There is much to be learned at your final stop, including the answer to this question. When is the "purposed opening" of this item?
You will need to bring a pen.
This cache is NOT available at night.
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