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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Eureka! : Trail of the serpent

A cache by sloughfoot
Hidden : 3/27/2006
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is a small ammo can with some trade items. Watch out for barbed wire depending on which way you come in from. Cache can be accessed from a small lane just south of the cache.

This cache is one of a series called "The trail of the serpent" based loosely on a book of the same title written in 1973 by Robert E. Gard and Elaine Reetz. All of these caches will be located along the Fox river from it's source south of Kingston to the mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay. As the infant Fox runs northeast from the Portage, it glides and twists through fertile meadows, broadens into small lakes until it finds itself in the broad sweep of Lake Winnebago. Lake Winnebago acts as the dam for the lower Fox which continues on to Green Bay in a wide flood, tumbling over chutes now made into dams, becoming one big scene of power development for the growth of its towns. "For us," said a famous Indian, "This river was a path. For our white brethren, to whom we sold it, it is a power." Loise Phelps Kellogg The Eureka area used to be a boat building center. The boats built here supported the river trade routes. Lots of boats were sunk, burned, or run aground, usually the boilers could be saved. Paddle-boats up to 130' long and 30' wide came through this area on excursions or hauling logs to Oshkosh where the sawmills were. Marsh grass was also harvested in this area and hauled to Oshkosh where it was woven into mats. Upstream from Eureka somewhere (probably closer to Berlin) is the missing Mascoutin indian village. Father Marquette, Joliet and Father Allouez all spent considerable time with the Mascoutins but no one knows the spot where the village was. At times the village contained as many as 20 thousand Indians. How could the remains of that large a village disappear?

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Last Updated: on 7/5/2014 12:02:43 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:02 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum