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Traditional Geocache

POTUS - The Old Lion

A cache by RatMatt Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/21/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is located near New Berlin Eisenhower High School, home of the Lions. Parking coordinates are provided. Approach from the west using the pedestrian trails.


In the early morning hours of January 6, 1919, Archie Roosevelt, the fifth of six children of Theodore Roosevelt, cabled his brothers in Europe with the message “The Old Lion is dead.”

The Old Lion had a lively pride. The Roosevelts made the White House a fun place during the first decade of the 20th century. In addition to many dogs and cats, the list of pets included a pony, macaws, snakes, pigs, rats, and badgers, some of which made surprise appearances during official events.

The Roosevelt children had their run of the place, and were even known to drop water balloons onto the heads of the White House security staff.

One of my favorite anecdotes is of the President's weekend afternoon canoe trips down the Potomac with his children where they would stand and salute George Washington as they floated past Mount Vernon.

An avid outdoorsman, I bet Roosevelt would have loved Geocaching!

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Last Updated: on 8/9/2015 5:50:35 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:50 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum