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Located on the ground floor of the old Carnegie library building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, this well hidden little micro will take you back to times and peoples past.
The building was built in 1915, funded by an $8,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Corp. The Bolivar Library Board was headed at that time by T.H.B. Dunnegan, who also donated the land where the building is located. The architect who designed the building, James Heckenlively of Springfield, was also involved in the design of the Shrine Mosque, St. John's Hospital, and other local landmarks.
This building now serves as the headquarters for the Polk County Genealogical Society.
The building was designated as a historic site because of its "social significance in the life of Bolivar and Polk County" according to Polk County Genealogical Society President Susan Sparks. It was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 2003.
When entering the building there is the aroma of age old tomes that a true history buff will find invigorating. Enjoy not just the search for the cache, but take time to visit with the folks within the building. Susan is a true joy to talk to and is very excited about hosting this little cache. She truly loves sharing the stories and history of our community with everyone.
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please bring your own writing utensil. The cache contains only a log sheet. The coordinates will get you in the door, but since reception isn’t so great in this building you will have to follow the hint to find the cache. You will most likely be greeted as you enter the building and should you need additional help finding the cache there will be someone to point you in the right direction.
I have received permission from the PCGS President, Susan Sparks, to place this cache.
Have fun and enjoy your trip to the past!
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