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Fort Sumner Park, or Standpipe Park

A cache by Lexmano Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/12/2008
In Maine, United States
1.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Non-magnetic nano cache. INITIALS ONLY ON LOG, PLEASE USE BOTH SIDES. New container 5/13/13

I discovered this wonderful park with its majestic overviews of the back cove. Took awhile to find its name in the city's web site. (update 3/13/10, I SEE NOW FROM GOOGLE MAPS THAT FORT SUMNER PARK IS FURTHER DOWN NORTH STREET, THIS PARK IS STANDPIPE PARK PER THAT MAP). Park is open 6:30AM to 10PM.

BYOPOP,tweezers may be helpful and beware of muggles.


An article on the life of Joseph Frye, namesake of Fryeburg mentions Fort Sumner.

"In November, the Massachusetts General Court took advantage of Frye's experience and his lack of military employment with the fledgling Continental Army. Falmouth (Portland) was attacked and burned by Captain Mowatt. The townspeople immediately petitioned General Washington for assistance and defense, but he said he could spare little to help them. The Massachusetts General Court could manage to do something and sent Frye, who had served in Falmouth thirty years previously, to take charge. The people of Falmouth were overjoyed. Despite shortages and difficulties, Frye was able to raise five companies for the town's defense. According to Frye genealogist Pamela Martin, "One was posted at Cape Elizabeth, one at the Lower Battery (in the area of India St.), one at the Upper Battery (at Free St.), and two at the Magazine Battery near the County Court House and Jail (now Monument Square). Besides this, the men were working on "the Great Fort on the Hill" which was located in what is now Fort Sumner Park on Munjoy Hill."

See users web page for more on Joseph Frye.

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