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VPS22 Levi Morton

A cache by BGT Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/11/2013
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

#22 in the VPS.


Serving under President Benjamin Harrison, Vice-President Levi Morton had previously been a US Congressman and Minister to France.  Wikipedia.com has this to say:  

"The 1880 Republican presidential nominee, James Garfield, asked Morton to be his vice presidential running mate, but Morton declined the offer. If he had accepted and history continued on the same course, Morton would have become the 21st President, instead of Chester A. Arthur, after Garfield's assassination.  He asked to be appointed Minister to Britain or France instead. He was United StatesMinister to France from 1881 to 1885. (A deluded Charles Guiteau, reportedly decided to murder Garfield after he was 'passed over' as minister to France.)

Morton was very popular in France. He helped commercial relations between the two countries run smoothly during his term, and, in Paris on October 24, 1881, he placed the first rivet in the construction of the Statue of Liberty. (It was driven into the big toe of Lady Liberty’s left foot.)"

This one is a little different - but is it "mightier" than something else?  Be safe.  Have fun!

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum