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Jedi Cacher: Since the cache container has vanished and the hiding spot compromised, I have decided to archive this cache. I will speak with the owners about the possibility of a new cache, in a new location.


Pizza Cache

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Hidden : 07/18/2009
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a small camo container and is located off Hwy 36 on route to Custer State Park. It is near a locally owned pizzeria (Lintz Bros) and have permission from the owner. It is not near the building but stealth may still be required. Please rehide the cache very well so that it does not get muggled. Thanks!

History of pizza:
The foundations of pizza were originally laid by the early Greeks who first baked large, round and flat breads. The dough would be cooked by placing on a hot stone and then seasoned with herbs. By the middle ages these early pizzas started to take on a modern look and taste as flatbread was made in other European regions. The peasants in Italy used what few ingredients they had and topped it with olive oil and herbs. The introduction of tomatoes and mozzarella to Italian cuisine in the 18th century gave us the true modern Italian pizza. Mozzarella cheese was actually made from the milk of a water buffalo and was imported from India. Tomatoes were first brought to Italy from Mexico by the Spaniards in the 1500’s. Even though tomatoes reached Italy by the 1530’s it was widely thought they were poisonous and were grown only for decoration. However the innovative peasants of Naples started using tomatoes in many of there foods, including early pizzas. Since that fateful day the world of Italian cuisine would never be the same, however it took some time for the rest of society to accept this crude peasant food. They were relatively cheap to make, were tasty and filling and they were sold to the poor all over Naples by street vendors. As pizza popularity increased, street vendors gave way to actual shops where people could order a custom pizza with many different toppings. By 1830 the “Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba” of Naples had become the first true pizzeria and this institution is still producing masterpieces today.

In June 1889 to honor the Queen consort of Italy, the chef Raffaele Esposito created “Pizza Margherita”, a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, to represent the colors of the Italian flag. This combination of ingredients on the pizza was a hit with the Queen and soon the rest of the world.

The history of pizza in America first started in New York city in 1905. Gennaro Lombardi, a baker and pizzaiolo from Naples Italy, was granted the first license to make and sell pizza in the United States. Lombardi had a coal fired oven built into the store and added tables and chairs. He sold one kind of pizza and that was tomatoes and mozzarella. He was open from 7am to 4am daily. In Naples people ate pizza for every meal.

With pizza’s rising popularity, chain restaurants moved in. The leading early pizza chains were Shakey’s Pizza founded in 1954 (Sacramento CA) and Pizza Hut in 1958 (Wichita KS). The first marketed frozen pizza debuted in the 1950’s by the Celentano Brothers, but the first big name in the business was Totino, owned by Rose and Jim Totino of Minneapolis. Pizza is ranked 3rd as most consumed food by Americans.

There are many styles of pizza that has evolved in American society over the years
New York style, Sicilian, Greek, Chicago style, New Haven, Hawaiian, California style, St.Louis style, Mexican, Detroit style, Pizza al Taglio,

Cache Contents:
FTF- Lintz Bros Gift Card
3-Bags of polished stones
2-bags of fossilized shark Teeth
Mexican coin-2001
Spanish coin- 1982
German coin- 1984
Chinese coin- 1986
French coin- 1993
Sticker tattoos
South Dakota pin
Smokey Bear Compass & thermometer
Alien TB

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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