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Paklid: I went to this cache last weekend and it indeed was not where I had hidden it. So I did a spiral search outward to see if a former finder decided it needed to be hidden better. When I got 150 away from GZ I came to the realization that someone must have wanted the container and absconded with it.

So it's archived. I hope whoever removed the container didn't just toss it in the woods somewhere else.


" Off to Jail with YE ! "

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Hidden : 10/23/2010
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Container is a standard sized ammo can, placed a short distance off one of the well marked hiking trails near Portage Lake. This is one of the very best parts of Lebanon Hills Regional Park and worthy of the beautiful hike to get to the cache.

A long time ago, in this exact location, a desperado by the name of Black Bart sought refuge from the locals. Bart was known to enjoy the peacefulness of the wilds of Dakota County and wanted nothing more than the simple enjoyment of hanging with his compadres and staring at the points of light overhead. Well Bart found a great spot to get away from it all in what is now Lebanon Hills Regional Park. At these coordinates he set up more or less a permanent encampment and laid low.

Unknown to him, a few local youths were doing what youths do and happened upon him. Bart didn't do anything, he just laid there - real still. He might have gone unnoticed but he was coughin' something fierce. Well, as it was near Halloween, the kids were on the jumpy side and one thing led to another and finally the Sheriff was summoned and a posse was formed and Bart was tracked down. When they got near - they very nearly missed him, but his coughin' gave him away. There was a hubbub and one of the men hollered, "Off to Jail with YE !" Old Black Bart never meant any harm, he went real peaceful like.

Bart spent some time behind bars - coughin' the whole time and never saying a word. Charges were never filed, and whether it was this experience or just "his time" Black Bart never walked the earth again.

I've placed an ammo can in the exact location that this desparado was hiding out. If you are real quiet - especially near Halloween - you might be able to hear the Sheriff or his men comin' round the bend to cart coughin' Bart away.

Click this link to see a historical account of the capture of Black Bart from the Lebanon Hills area

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