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Boonsboro - Former MML 2013

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Hidden : 01/04/2013
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The Maryland Municipal League Geotrail 2013
Celebrating Maryland’s Cities and Towns.
Boonsboro - MML District 8

The 2013 MML geotrail and geocoin promotion ended on April 1, 2014. We would like to thank everyone for participating and a special thanks to the Maryland Geocaching Society members for all their support. Be sure to visit the MGS website at for the latest news on geocaching in Maryland.

For updated information, visit the MML web site at MML link or the Maryland Geocaching Society web site at MGS Link

This cache is located with permission on the property front of a museum. The container is designed to fit and blend with the surrounding theme. It is a regular. It is visibly and easy to find with a cursory look-see. Please be respectful. Museum phone number and hours are posted for those interested in having a look inside. Please seek this cache from dawn to dusk ONLY. Thank You!

Boonsboro was founded in 1792 by two brothers, George and William Boone, cousins of the infamous Daniel Boone. Originally named Margaretsville in honor of William Boone's wife, the town saw its name change several times throughout the years from Margaretsville to Margaret Boones Ville, then to Boonesborough, and finally to Boonsboro.

In 1831, Boonsboro became incorporated and held the town's first election. Some thirty years later in 1862, Boonsboro's churches and public buildings were used as makeshift hospitals for soldiers wounded in the Civil War battles of South Mountain and Antietam. In the late 19th century, Boonsboro was chosen as the setting for a famous Civil War play named "Heart of Maryland" which later became a successful silent motion picture.

In 1939, the citizens of Boonsboro created Shafer Memorial Park as the focal point of the town. Today it hosts major public events such as Boonesborough Days, The Great Boonsboro Rescue Company Carnival, and the Founder's Day Celebration. The latter coincides with the National Pike Festival, which features a 20-mile wagon train journey from Clear Spring to Boonsboro along the original route of the National Pike, now Route 40.

Also citizen created and overlooking Boonsboro on the crest of South Mountain is the first ever monument erected and dedicated to the memory of the first president – now Washington Monument State Park.

Come give us look. The Town of Boonsboro Welcomes You & Thanks You for Visiting.

Thanks to BJ&Snurt for helping with this hide!

Thanks to the Calvertcachers, Snurt, and the Maryland Geocaching Society for assisting with this project!

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