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Traditional Geocache

Anti-Horse Thieves Association - Nepeuskun Series

A cache by Skunk & Tarz
Hidden : 5/7/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Town of Nepeuskun series. You will have to find all six in order to locate the final of the series. We put this series together to highlight the Town of Nepeuskun and some of its history. Hopefully you enjoy this series and learn a little about this beautiful, rural area in the southwestern corner of Winnebago County.

The cache is a micro which is hidden along the Mascoutin Valley Trail and you can park nearby along Grams Road. Don't forget to write down the code for the coordinates to the final of the series. GC284JR




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Nepeuskun is the home of the Nepeuskun Anti-Horse Thieves Association established in 1859 as a precaution against the theft of that era’s most useful animal. On Dec. 5, 1889 the group was chartered, which was one of the first corporations established and registered with the State of Wisconsin. Its duties were to help track down stolen horses and the people who took them and turn them over to local authorities. These days not many horses are stolen but the association still holds its meeting/dinner once a year on the third Thursday in January. The main course on the menu is oyster stew.

This is not a serious gathering for the nearly 100 member group. However, they have a sheriff and horse retrieving committee just in case. Humor plays a big role for members of the organization, which charges $2 for a lifetime membership and you don't need a horse to join.




Anti-Horse Thieves


Just to the west of this cache is a small horse pasture. Don't get any bright ideas of running off with one, you will be caught!


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The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to the Oshkosh office of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding


*Congratulations to sweech, Sparse Grey Hackle, and the Blondie Bloodhound on the co-FTF*

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Last Updated: on 8/24/2014 2:48:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:48 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum