Medicine Rock Trove
In Manitoba, Canada
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Cache located in Medicine Rock Heritage Park in St. Francois Xavier. No hiking or bushwacking required. We placed this cache at the spur of the moment with supplies we had on hand, after finding a bergmanfamily cache in the area. We thought this was a perfect spot.
St. Francois Xavier was incorporated as a municipality in 1880, but its history dates back far before this time. St. Francois is a municipality steeped in rich native folklore and legends. The region is known locally as “White Horse Plain”, a name that was derived from a native legend. The area around St. Francois was home to tribes of famous Indian nations such as the Cree and Sioux Indians. The lands around St. Francois provided for a rich harvest of buffalo and other animals, used for food and furs for these tribes. Metis inhabitants had a prominent role in the history of the municipality. Cuthbert Grant, was an influential political and military leader of the Metis population, in the early 1800’s. Grant led the Metis in the battle of “seven Oaks”, and was the founder of St. Francois Xavier (originally known as “Grantown”). Other prominent Metis included Pierre Falcon, a most famous Metis songwriter, and Pascal Breland, an influential political leader, landowner and negotiator. Historical Plaques in their memories have been placed in this nice little park.
Cache is a NANO and contains a log book only. Please sign log with your own writing apparatus and replace cache carefully.
****PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB ON ANY STRUCTURES, CACHE IS ACCESSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR FEET LEAVING THE GROUND*****
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Last Updated: on 3/1/2013 8:43:44 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:43 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum