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Mount Vernon Travel Bug Hotel

A cache by Foxx1090, billzers, and junebug499 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/22/2008
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located in Mount Vernon, NY. The cache is an ammo box, so it can fit alot of travel bugs! It is right off of the Hutch, it is easy for people to stop and swap/trade travel bugs. It is a resting place for tired travel bugs. Please rehide the cache.
Lodge Rules:
1. Try to have a leave a tb
2. If you don’t have a trade, but can help a trackable in it's mission, feel free to take it
3. Try to keep at least 4 trackables in the cache
4. Please sign in the guest

One of the pioneer parkways in the Westchester Parks system, the Hutchinson River Parkway was named after Anne Hutchinson, a Westchester resident and one of the 17th century pioneers of religious freedom in the American colonies. The Hutchinson River Parkway shared rustic characteristics of such as stone-arch bridges, wooden lightposts and gently sloped curves that characterized the New York parkways of the 1920's and 1930's. In 1924, the Westchester County Parks Commission recommended construction of a new north-south parkway in the eastern part of the county. At that time, Boston Post Road (which became US 1 in 1926), the primary north-south route along Long Island Sound between New York City and New England, had become clogged with automobile and truck traffic seven days a week. Moreover, the rapid growth of Mount Vernon, Pelham, New Rochelle, Eastchester and Port Chester threatened the water supply of these communities. Preservation of right-of-way for a parkway along the Hutchinson River would offer relief along US 1 by providing a faster, more scenic route for automobiles. It would also furnish parks for local residents and protect water supplies. Construction of the Hutchinson River Parkway began in 1924. In December 1927, workers completed a short two-mile section of the parkway in Pelham. The section included a new multiple-arch stone bridge to carry the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (Metro-North New Haven line) over the Hutchinson River Parkway and the adjacent river. Prior to construction of the parkway, the railroad had been on a solid embankment. The bridge was constructed underneath the embankment. By October 1928, an 11-mile section of parkway was completed between US 1 in Pelham and Westchester Avenue in White Plains. Upon completion, the new parkway served mostly local traffic within Westchester County. The parkway complied with the design standards of the era, with four 9-foot-wide travel lanes and a 40 MPH design speed. It did not have median separation, shoulders or acceleration-deceleration lanes. The entire 11 miles of parkway, which included bridle paths along the right-of-way, as well as a riding academy where the public could rent horses, cost $12 million to build.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ebpx Uvqrnjnl

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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