This is a fun cache and a chance to learn a little 19th century Trumbull history. The Tait and Sons Paper Mill was built in 1836. The paper mill manufactured paper and strawboard products. The strawboard was used to make boxes to package corsets. Among the various paper products made were note pads for office use. The mill property was sold to Bridgeport Hydraulic Company in 1895 and the paper mill was moved to Bridgeport, CT.
Horse drawn vehicles carrying supplies and paper products entered the paper mill property through Taits Mill road and crossed a bridge over the Pequonnock River to reach the mill. You can view the stone bridge support which is across the river from N 41° 15.197' W 073° 12.351'. Vehicles exited through a road to Park St. Park St. was called Park Road then and extended from the present Park St. north to what is now Whittney Avenue. As you walk to the cache along the white trail from Park St., you will observe a right of way between stone walls. This was the exit road.
Since the bridge no longer exists you must reach the mill location through Park St. Park at the commuter lot located at N41° 15.145' W073° 12.068'. The trail crosses a small stream on the way to the cache. Although well placed stones will help you cross the stream, small kids will need some help and your shoes may get a little wet if the rains have swollen the stream.
The cache is located in the foundation remains of one of the paper mill buildings about 40 feet east of the river.
The cache, a small camoed container, is visible without removing rocks from the foundation and can be removed without disturbing the foundation. Please do not disturb the foundation rocks.
Another foundation can be viewed at N41° 15.214' W073° 12.320' as can a few others in the area,
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