"P" Marks the Spot: Mission Farms
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This Geocache is the first in a series of caches about the history of Plymouth.
This cache is intended to mark the location of and share information about Mission Farms, which is located adjacent to this cache.
Mission Farms was founded in 1926 by William E. Paul. The land was rented for one year; then, its 135 acres were purchased on February 1928 for $22,675. After other purchases the land totaled 415 acres including 4 farms. It was owned and operated by Union City missions, and there were 370 beds at the Mission Farms and 220 at the St. James hotel. Up to 1,000 men worked and lived at the Mission Farms during the depression. In 1948 Pioneer House started as the first residential treatment center fore alcoholics in the area. After William died in a car crash in 1955, his son took over as superintendent. He estimated that a "million" people attended church conferences and Bible camp at Mission Farms between 1936 and 1960.
This is my Girl Scout Gold Award Project (like an Eagle Scout Project). It is a Historical Tour of the City of Plymouth through Geocaches. Plymouthmnhistoricalsociety.com has more information on other historical sites in the city. Currently, it also has approximate GPS coordinates of other sites as well as information and pictures of them. In the future, more Geocaches will be added.
I hope you enjoy the cache and learn something too!
The contents of the cache include some small inexpensive trinkets and a log book and pencil.
(No hints available.)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum