WSQ: House of Glover
In Wisconsin, United States
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The coords will bring you to the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, WI. The cache is a small camoed container large enough to hold small trade items.
It stands guard over an interesting structure ~ The House of Glover. It is an easy to find cache. Please cover well so it's not visible to other visitors to this cemetery.
Hudson was founded in the summer of 1840 by Louis Massey and Peter Bouchea. They settled at the mouth of the Willow River, which is now near the vicinity of First and St. Croix Streets. The settlement population grew over the 1840's.
The settlement was known as Willow River up until 1848, when the name was changed to Buena Vista. Joel Foster stated that this name was appropriate since the area did, indeed, have a “beautiful view.”
The 1850's and 1860's saw a great influx of settlers, and many of today's Hudson citizens are descendants of these early pioneers. The main attraction of this area was the first lumber industry, and as time went on, the entire St. Croix Valley was dotted with sawmills of varying size.
In 1852, A. D. Gray, the first mayor, petitioned to change the name of the city to Hudson, because many travelers had noticed the resemblance of the St. Croix River to NY's Hudson River.
Packet boats, stern and side wheelers, and many other boats were plying the St. Croix during this period. In 1871, with the coming of the railroad to Hudson, the golden age of the riverboat on the St. Croix was past. The railroad gave this region direct rail transportation to the east.
The period of 1870-1890 saw a substantial growth of lumbering and industry. In each succeeding decade, Hudson grew in population, material wealth and beauty.
The Old Willow Cemetery was the first cemetery established in St. Croix County in 1850.
This cache is not on a grave marker. If services or mourners are in the area, please respect their privacy and return at another time.
Wisconsin cemeteries are closed after dark, and any logs indicating that this cache was found after hours will be deleted.
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Last Updated: on 5/19/2013 3:53:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:53 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum