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Baa-baa Peck Sheep Traditional Geocache

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ILReviewer: Since I haven't heard from the owner I'm reluctantly archiving this cache. If the owner wishes to reactivate this cache in the next couple of months, please e-mail me at IllinoisGeocacher@yahoo.com and I'll unarchive it as soon as I can.

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Hidden : 10/05/2012
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

An easy geocache for all ages but might be harder due to a large amount muggle activity throughout the day.  This is a small cache with limited room for swag.  Please make note of Peck Farm Interpretive Center general hours for outdoor activities - 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.

Never been to Peck Farm Interpretive Center?  Peck Farm Park Interpretative Center is a 385 acre natural retreat featuring a visitor's center with hands-on Nature and History Rooms, Meeting Room, Observation Silo, Sensory Garden, Nature Trails, Bike Trails, Picnic Area, Baseball Diamonds, Soccer Fields, 19-Acre Wetland, and an outdoor Butterfly House (open late May through mid-September).

Eli and Jerusha Peck traveled from Vermont to Geneva in 1843 to homestead the vast stretches of Illinois territory that the U.S. government was selling at deep discounts, about $2 per acre.  For nearly 60 years the Peck family raised world-renown merino sheep, until synthetic materials began being mass-produced.  In 1991, with eight developers pursuing their land for upscale housing, the Peck's sold a total of 131 acres to the park district.  Then in 1995 Geneva voters approved the redevelopment of Peck Farm Park into prairie, an environmental education center, and ballfields.  Today visitors can enjoy the Nature and History Rooms in the Peck House, see what a real corn crib looked like in the refurbished Orientation Barn, and climb the stairs inside the old grain silo for spectacular views of the public, preserved land that is the Peck Farm Interpretive Center.

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