“FLORIDA SPIRIT QUEST”
The Florida Spirit Quest series of geocaches will take you to a number of historic sites and cemeteries built by Florida Pioneers. In six years, the Spirit Quest has grown to over 800 caches hidden in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Ontario and the hiders have grown to over fifty cacher teams. Thousands of cacher teams have logged over 50,000 finds on these series.
FLORIDA SPIRIT QUEST #006
"SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY"I remember seeing the Doughboy in my youth every time we drove over the Causeway, do you? It's not so prominent now, , in it's new location, with everything so built up and the approach to the causeway looking like something out of Star Trek.
The Spirit of the American Doughboy is a pressed copper sculpture by E. M. Viquesney, designed to honor the veterans and casualties of World War I. Several Hundred were produced during the 1920s and 30s for communities throughout the United States; Ours was dedicated in 1927.
The statue depicts a doughboy walking through shattered tree stumps strung with barbed wire, his rifle in his left hand and his right hand held high above his head, clutching a hand grenade. The Smithsonian American Art Museum currently lists 159 locations. Of that number, 134 currently existing originals have been independently authenticated. .
The cache container is A SMALL PILL BOTTLE BYOP. As always, please be respectful, and cache in, trash out. PARKING IS CLOSE BY
"Florida Spirit Quest" is brought to you by the following geocachers:Trader Rick & Rosie, Earthdog Zippy, and Earthdog Angus. . If you are interested in spreading the Quest to your neck of the woods AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US, email Trader Rick and Rosie.
WITH SOME OF THESE CACHES IT'S ALL ABOUT TAKING YOU TO THE LOCATION, NOT MAKING YOU SPEND MINDLESS HOURS SEARCHING FOR A CONTAINER tHAT'S SMALLER THAN YOUR GALLSTONES......
Thanks to Capt. Biggins for reminding us of the Locationless cache for these statues, GC5B3C