The Most Famous Reindeer of All?
In Wisconsin, United States
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This cache is located in Rudolph Community Park, to go along with Rudolph's Country Christmas which is usualy held the 2nd Saturday of December. Please be careful while searching for this cache and be aware of muggles.
While Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is closely associated with the holiday season, the famous reindeer wasn’t how the town and village got their names. Founded on Oct. 8, 1856, the town of Rudolph was named after Frederick Rudolph Hecox, the first male child of European settlers to be born in the area.
The son of Horoce and Elizabeth Hecox, Rudolph was born in January1855 and attended the town’s centennial celebration in 1956, according to Daily Tribune Media archives.
Originally a lumber community and the second-oldest town in Wood County, Rudolph sat on the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, which arrived in 1874, and saw the first train a year later, according to the 1923 book “History of Wood County” by George Jones In 1923, the village population reached 250, and its business sector consisted of 12 establishments, including a feed mill, a lumberyard, an amusement hall and a creamery, according to Jones and McVean’s publication. The village incorporated in 1960.
Community members started Rudolph Country Christmas as a way to highlight the community
The whole concept was based off of the name of our town, It goes back to Lillian Blonien, who created the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer stamp.
” Blonien", who served as postmaster from 1940 to 1971, started the tradition of postmarking holiday greetings with a pictorial cancellation featuring a reindeer design. It initially was part of a Girl Scout project in 1945, according to Daily Tribune Media archives.
Congratulations to bigjim60 for the FTF!
Congratulations to the sandlanders on reaching their #2300 milestone here at this cache on 12-18-12
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Last Updated: on 4/27/2016 10:39:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:39 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum