Downtown/Main Street USA: New Vernon, NJ Traditional Geocache
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Monumental location in a village unknown to most Jerseyites.
This cache is part ot the "Downtown/Main Street USA" series. Please visit the cache that started it all -"Downtown/Main Street USA: Edison, NJ (GC11H9K). Here you will find the latest count of caches in the series and find out how you can add your own."
Micro in a small sunny park with a gravel path. Please bring your own writing utensil. Parking is most always available on Village Road (New Vernon's Main Street).
New Vernon was settled in 1727. It has one trafic light at the crossroads of Blue Mill Road/Lee's Hill Road and Village/Glen Alpin Roads. There is a new post office, two real estate offices, two delicatessens, a volunteer firehouse, a few random businesses in renovated houses and some various businesses on Route 202 on the edge of town. One would think that there is not much here and the town is outdated and sleepy. Surprise! A home base for corporate heads and the quietly wealthy, New Vernon hides her residents in estates at the end of long driveways. In fact, New Vernon was ranked in the top 25 richest zip codes in the United States by Forbes magazine in 2006.There are very few street lights but never fear, most residents know all fifteen policemen by name.
These wealthy residents are also very generous. The busiest weekend of the year is the last Saturday in September when the NVVFD (New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department) holds it's annual auction. Hoards of bargain hunters come from parts unknown to get a piece of what these residents donate in support of the NVVFD.
Your cache is in a park which memorializes both the WWII New Vernon residents who died defending their homeland (nine men) and a tasteful 9/11/2001 memorial. The latter is a rock adorned with four bronze busts remembering the four men who were lost in 9/11 in addition to two benches designed by New Jersey local artist Peter Allen. The benches were fashioned from steel remains of the north and the south towers of the former World Trade Center in New York City. At the cache location, look for the placques on the benches themselves.
Quick and easy! Micro coin exchange. FTF prize!
Congratulations to admo1972 for your fifth FTF!