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Traditional Geocache

McCulloch's Path

A cache by wmshaysix
Hidden : 8/12/2009
In Maryland, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The container is a camoed Rubbermaid Lock-its(3x3x21/2). It is not placed at the historical marker but close to it. There is a first to find geocoin in the cache.

McCulloch's path was an early Indian and Traders trail that began in present day Winchester, VA and ended in Fayette County, Pennsylvania at McCoulloch's old camp on the Monongahela River. It entered Maryland at McCulloch's Crossing along the North Branch of the Potomac River. The path led settlers over Backbone Mountain and continued through Garrett County crossing the Little Yough and the Big Yough then through Herrington and Murley's Glades before entering into Pennsylvania.

Returning from his visit to his western lands George Washington, accompanied by his nephew Bushrod Washington, set out to find a wholly Virginia route that would connect the North Branch of the Potomac to the Ohio Valley. On March 25th, 1784 they crossed into Maryland and stopped at Charles Friends house for a meal of boiled corn. In his diary Washington wrote " From Friends I passed by a spring (distance 3 miles) called Archy's from a Man of that name-crossed back bone[ present day Backbone Mountain in Garrett County] and decended into Ryan's Glade." That evening they stayed at Joseph Logstons. On the 27th they left Longstons at dawn and traveled 35 miles to Fort Plasant [Point Pleasant, WV today]

After his return to Mt Vernon the Virginia House of Burgesses authorized the construction of a state highway from Winchester via Romney to Morgantown. In 1786 a branch road was approved from near the Cheat River to Clarksburg and between 1788 and 1790 a road was marked from Clarkstown to the Little Canawha River. Eventually upon it's competion The Old Northwestern Turnpike connected Winchester to to Parkersburg on the Ohio River.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qb lbh frr n "cbyr"pngf nobir? Abg ng uvfgbevpny znexre.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 6/1/2014 9:21:20 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:21 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum