Replace x, y, and z below with digits found on Acrefoot's headstone. Then substitute those same digits into the final stage coordinates to reach the cache.
Dates from headstone:
1xy0 - 192z
Final stage coordinates:
N 27° 10.z76 W 081° 51.y6x
"The Mail Must Go Through"
If you Google "Acrefoot Johnson," you'll find several interesting stories about James Mitchell Johnson, commonly known as "Acrefoot." Many of these folk tales have certainly been "embellished" a bit with the passing of time, but his dedication to the early days of the postal system here in Southwest Florida seems certain. Making the 50+ mile trip from Fort Ogden to Fort Meade on foot just once seems like a monumental task, but Acrefoot reportedly made this trip several times a week, mail bag in tow.
This cache marks the final resting place of Acrefoot and others in his family. If you're caching in the area, consider stopping by and remembering this historical figure. The next time you check your mailbox, whether it's the physical one or the electronic one, think about the men and women that worked so hard many years ago to help us stay in touch.
- If you're headed north just a bit, DeeClan's cache FCT-AcreFoot on the Florida Cracker Trail is another place to learn more about Acrefoot.
- There are lots of micros out there, so I wanted my first cache to be big enough to hold some trackables. Please cache responsibly -- log any trackables you take, and help them along on their journey!
- Please leave this cache just as you found it, hopefully with a little extra cover to help keep it muggle-proof!
- $1 coin enclosed for the FTF. Look for a page in the logbook just for you.
- A shiny new trackable is also inside, ready to start its journey -- feel free to help it along if you'd like!
Congrats to Blind & Lost on the FTF! I'm glad to see my first cache get found!