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knowschad: Sorry, I thought I archived this after checking up on it last week. The cache has gone missing again and probably can't be replaced as I had it. Maybe MNJake1 can use the spot for another clever Jake hide. Or anybody that wants something better than a sign post hide.

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In a Pig's Eye

A cache by knowschad Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/22/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A wheelchair-accessable cache in tiny Grandview Park, high on the bluffs of South St. Paul, overlooking the Pig's Eye Lake area on the Mississippi River.

The cache itself is large enough to accept geocoins and pathtags and some minimalistic travel bugs.

There is a right way and a wrong way to rehide this cache. Please pay attention to how you found it (and see the writing on the cache itself)

You can read more about the infamous and colorful Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant here if you wish, and I certainly hope that you do, but the main point of this cache is the fabulous view of his namesake lake, the Mississippi river below you, the heron rookeries on the river islands, the barges and tugs often seen from this high bluff, and the railroad that runs along the riverbanks. In the wintertime, be sure to keep an eye open for bald eagles soaring over the river or roosting in the trees on the far bank.

This is a small park, but below you is a ton of history.
Much of what we now know as the Twin Cities began from where you gaze at this vista.

The First Methodist Mission in Minnesota was established in 1837 at Little Crow’s Sioux Village of Kaposia, now South St. Paul. Two clergymen and a farmer, with the help of a Negro interpreter, negotiated its beginning.

Below you where you stand, once lived the Kaposia band of the Mdewakanton Sioux, governed in the mid 1860's by Little Crow V, who led his tribe into the infamous Dakota War of 1862.

I hope you take the time to stop, look around, and let your imagination go, as I do whenever I stand here.

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