For Your Amusement - Wet & Wild/Prudhommes Landing
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The first of six stand alone caches which will each contain a digit for the elusive final. This hide is a micro with room for a log (and a clue). THERE IS NO NEED TO TRESPASS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.
*BTW -THIS CACHE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE ORIGINAL HIDING SPOT IN THE OLD WALL if you're showing someone ;o)
WET AND WILD/PRUDHOMMES LANDING
Prudhomme's Landing started out as a small water park on a man-made hill near Jordan. It was located behind Victoria Hall, a 40s-style dance hall that burnt to the ground this spring. It originally had two or three water slides but eventually came to have a wave pool, two water slides, a lazy river, and a tube ride. This area was called "Wet `n' Wild". An old mansion on the grounds was made into a haunted house (my personal favorite). It was created by Robert Gibbs, who was nicknamed "Bobber". He used to live in the upstairs portion of the house. Robert later went on to open Nightmares at Maple Leaf Village. Perhaps this was the invention of the `chicken door' where several would watch humiliated scardy cats! The house was inspired by the scary movies of the 1980s and was known for its `real people' and pitch blackness. A rite of passage for Niagara-area teens in the 80s!
Today there isn't much evidence of it's former glory but you can still see some of the ruins from GZ.
An AMAZING site to check out is posted in the related webpage spot at the top of this page. This guy went around and took numerous then and now photos of the grounds fairly recently. Kind of sad to think of all the laughter that once flowed through the lake winds out here is now gone.
This chunk of real estate is the largest undevelopped piece left on the lake. I have recently read an article stating it will be a while before anything gets started due to the recession. Who knows?
Please feel free to share any memories, links, or additional info here.
Happy cachin' :o)
5NEWFIES GOT THE FTF ON THIS ONE (THE ORIGINAL HIDE WAS WAY TOUGHER THAN IT IS NOW)
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