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Mystery Cache

ROVA - Swan Cottage (Dollhouse)

A cache by ROVA-NPS & Shelly PBC Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/3/2013
In New York, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is located at the posted coordinates. Solve the puzzle to unlock the log sheet and claim your smiley.

Park Information
Swan Cottage was made to be a playhouse .  It was originally built and placed at Springwood, FDR’s home, in the 1930’s.   When the estate became a National Historic Site in 1945, the cottage was moved to Val-Kill. The structure was recently restored. 
In her “My Day” column of August 21, 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt writes:  “the four little girls decided that they wished to have a picnic lunch in what my mother-in-law named “The Swan Cottage” years ago.  She built it as playhouse for her great-grandchildren.  Nowadays it is used by the secret service men, who sit on the porch and keep their paraphernalia inside”  …  “So, when I had the guests at the big house for lunch, they (the little girls) took their own lunch and ousted the Secret Service for the time being.”
Did you know ... that the cottage originally had electricity and hot and cold running water?

Thank you to Shelly PBC for the cache container and maintenance

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr: Gurer'f na ncc sbe gung!
Pnpur: Haqre Cbepu

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



77 Logged Visits

Found it 71     Write note 3     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 5/15/2015 2:16:31 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:16 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum