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VPS9 Richard Mentor Johnson

A cache by BGT Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/27/2013
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

9th in the VIce-Presidential Series.


Richard Mentor Johnson served as VP under President Martin Van Buren.  It is reported that while in the military, Johnson personally killed the Shawnee chief Tecumseh.  In 1836 when running with Van Buren, Johnson's political slogan was "Rumpsey Dumpsey, Rumpsey Dumpsey, Colonel Johnson Killed Tecumseh."  Maybe it had music, although I doubt that would improve it much.  Johnson is the only VP to take office under the 12th Amendment.  Virginia's delegation to the Electoral College failed to given him their votes despite winning the popular totals, so the US Senate elected him Vice-President. His party felt that he had become a liability and refused to renominate him. President Van Buren ran without a running mate and lost.

The cache is a large Micro or a small Small.  Be safe.  Have fun!

 

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