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Cheese Run #7

A cache by Jeppyroo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/09/2012
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

It's a nano - but it has a medium sized house in which it dwells!

The farmers of New Braintree sent 200 tons of cheese, butter, and pork to market in Boston in 1822 by wagon. The charge for overland freight during the 20’s and early 30’s was about $10 per ton. Shipping via the railroad reduced cost to about $3.50 per ton. In the past 25 years alone, the number of dairy farms in Massachusetts has gone from 812 to just 187 today, a decline of more than 77%! Low farm milk prices and rising costs of production, including skyrocketing energy costs, taxes and health care costs have forced local farm families out of business.

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