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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

The Explorer

A cache by Hitman4
Hidden : 3/20/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This camo cache is located in Grignon Park behind the historic Grignon mansion.

It's a classic Hitman4 container.

It is winter friendly.

I suggest that you park in the lot near the Grignon home at these coordinates: N44 17.097 W088 15.221. If you park here you can walk around the entire park and get all 5 caches.

A french explorer named Jean Nicolet may have walked up this hill.

This park has a disc golf course and this cache is located near the course. This course is usually very busy!

If Muggles are present, please ABORT THE MISSION!

Please return this cache to the EXACT same location.

In the days before Wisconsin's statehood, the Fox River was an important water highway for travelers and fur traders. At a natural portage point along the Fox, where the Mansion now stands, a trading post was established as early as 1760.

Charles A. Grignon, whose family had been active in the fur trade for over 100 years, took over this post in 1830.

In 1837, Charles A. Grignon built this elegant Mansion as a wedding gift for his Pennsylvania bride, Mary Elizabeth Meade. An oasis of luxury and civilization on the Wisconsin frontier, this stately home was known as "The Mansion in the Woods" to countless travelers.

The Mansion and the Grignon family were also familiar to local American Indian tribes. The grandson of a Menominee woman, Charles acted as an interpreter for the U.S. government at the Treaty of the Cedars, which transferred four million acres of Menominee land to the U. S. Goverment for European and Euro-American immigration: the area now known as Northeast Wisconsin.


Congratulations to TPride for his FTF late in the evening on 3/21/10.





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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Hc

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 9/1/2014 12:12:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:12 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum