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Lost and Found Mound/Lake Minnetonka

A cache by badwolf22 Mayday1969 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/15/2010
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Geocache Description:

"Early in the 19th century, Lake Minnetonka was a secret lake to all but the Indians. It was not only secret, but sacred; a place to worship the Great Spirits and build mounds for last resting places. The 'Big Woods' offered game, the clear lake provided fish, and edible plants and herbs grew in profusion along the shore. This was the land that white men found in spite of the reticence of the Indians." (Quote from Ruth J. Heffelfinger, in the book Picturesque Minnetonka.)

Mound derived its name from the Indian mounds once found within the present day limits. They were not built by the Dakota Indians but were made by prehistoric Indians... " - Melvin Gimmestad, from the book, Historical Backgrounds of Mound, Minnesota. The origin of its name is also confirmed by author Warren Upham. Mound is a city with perhaps over 1,000 docks, and even more boats. Mound’s early history revolved around the Lake. Its early days were perhaps like being or living at a cabin or resort up North. The Lakes geographically define the town areas such as Three Points, The Island, The Highlands, Grandview Boulevard and Shirley Hills.

Lake Minnetonka History

A. What are the last names of the first two people of European descent to explore Lake Minnetonka?

B. What is the last name of the Governor that officially named Lake Minnetonka?

You can find the cache at: N 44 56.LLL W 093 40.MMM LLL= A+21 MMM= B+34

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