The Lost Civilization of Perrysburg
In Wisconsin, United States
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This cache is a part of a series highlighting Winnebago County’s “Lost Civilizations”. It was formerly part of the The Quest for Lost Civilizations (GC22CJE) series, which has now been archived.
Henry Morgan was an early settler to the area with a fantastic estate near the shores of Lake Winnebago. In 1851, he constructed a sawmill at the mouth of Murphy’s Creek just down the road from his estate. The early success of this mill brought laborers and other craftsmen to the area who established a small village named Perrysburg.
The initial boom of this frontier town was not to last, though. Before the settlement could expand with other community establishments, the recession of 1857 forced the mill to close. With no mill left for work, the early inhabitants packed their things and moved elsewhere in search of employment. Today, with lakeshore cottages and other residences, the area has no remnants of the boom town and industry that once existed here.
The cache is a pill bottle hidden within the right of way near the creek. There is no parking allowed along the side of the highway, so walking in from temporary parking along the side of Fahrnwald Road or one of the other side streets is recommended. There is no need to enter private property.
*** CONGRATS to Jim and Linda for being the First Discoverers of Perrysburg!
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Last Updated: on 8/30/2014 1:06:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:06 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum