Mystery Cache

Anthony "Tony 2-step" Amato (Amato Family Boss)

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Hidden : 11/6/2013
In Iowa, United States
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Geocache Description:

Special Agent this is your task:

Three crime families have joined forces to create a vast underworld syndicate. They are led by the notorious Geno "John" Amato. The supply and demand for illegal goods and services is undermining public morals, neutralizing law enforcement through corruption, and infiltrating the legal economy. Local law enforcement has been unable to reduce the threat. Appropriate countermeasures must be taken!



This is not a power trail! This is 164 caches spread over 26 miles and filling your Fizzy grid TWICE. If this is not your kinda thing, please put it in your ignore list.

This cache is not at the posted coordinates.

The coords for this cache are hidden in 2 of Known Associates(family members). That means it could be in any of the 52 members (caches) of this crime family listed bellow. The north coords and the west coords need to be found to find this cache.


Murder, Extortion, Conspiracy, Racketeering

Anthony Amato

aka "Tony 2-step"


Date(s) of Birth Used:

April 8, 1958;

Place of Birth:





179 pounds




Owner - Amato Towing and Salvage











Scars and Marks:

Large burn on left arm



Known Associates

Anthony Amato is known to be associated with the Geno "John" Amato crime syndicate.
Anthony Amato is Boss of the Anthony "Tony 2-step" Amato crime family
Underboss - Joseph "Joey P" Patrona
Consigliere - Carmine Locassio

Capo - Robert "Delivery Man" Piazzo
Enforcer - Jimmy "Knuckles" DeVincent
Soldier - Stefano "Sleepy Time" Seldano
Soldier - Sam "Slam" Orlando
Soldier - Robert "Grease" Grigio
Soldier - Pietro "Checkmate" Checci
Soldier - Marino "Brutus" Basso
Soldier - Louis "The Lip" Perrigo
Soldier - Mickey "Magic Man" Jones
Soldier - Diz "Dizzy" Tomassino

Capo - Umberto "Rooster" Fabrizzi
Enforcer - Louis "Digs" Delgado
Soldier - Vince "Crusher" Calcavecchia
Soldier - Dominic "Blinkie" Costa
Soldier - Ralph "Donuts" Donato
Soldier - Jimmy "Spaghetti" Raghetti
Soldier - Mario "Moonlight" Rossi
Soldier - Joe "The Python" Castrogiovanni.
Soldier - Salvatore "Shades" Ferrari
Soldier - John "Tiny" Greco

Capo - Frank "Aces" Cota
Enforcer - Stan "Shoes" Holbrook
Soldier - Jack "Kings" Cota
Soldier - Stephan "The Hammer" Lido
Soldier - Al "Scarbelly" Carmine
Soldier - Rick "Waves" Blakeman
Soldier - Thomas "Superfly" Grado
Soldier - Roberto "Wiggles" Rossi
Soldier - JMichael "Bear" Grizzo
Soldier - Bobby "Slip" Striker

Capo - Pietro "Petey" Annunziata
Enforcer - Mark "Marco Polo" Polono
Soldier - Johnny "Trips" Dijoia
Soldier - Joey "Joe-T" Dijoia
Soldier - Jimmy "JD Trips" Dijoia
Soldier - Rico "Quick-Rich" Tatosian
Soldier - Tony "Toots" Tucci
Soldier - Stan "T-Bone" Zapata
Soldier - Charlie "Slice" Marrone
Soldier - Antonio "Mutt" Johnson

Capo - Ronald "Nuts" Amonte

Enforcer - Rocky "Hurricaine" Diggio
Soldier - Donnie "DC" Cook
Soldier - Bobby "Boots" Vincent
Soldier - Tony "Flash" Baldassari
Soldier - Sammy "Eggs" Hammond
Soldier - "Uncle" Sal True
Soldier - Ray "Bugsy" Perotti
Soldier - Paul "Perrier" Perente
Soldier - Angelo "Angles" Tortarella


By far, the most well known member of the Amato family, Tony 2-step got his name not because he could dance, but because he was always 2 steps ahead of the Law. His constant arrests and releases from jail became almost a running gag with everyone in the community. He was on a first-name basis with most of the jailers, often asking about their families. Someone had to be arrested. Usually, it was Tony.


If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local "G" MAN

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Trail Facts

Length: 26 miles
Surface: smooth, compacted crushed limestone ideal for bicycling
Grade: 1 percent maximum (1 foot rise for 100 feet traveled)
Fee: $2.10 per day or $10.25 per year for persons aged 12 through 62, $5.50 per year for persons 63 and older, family pass $25.50.
Trail Tickets: Sold by area sports and bicycle stores, businesses adjacent to trail, and self-registration tubes located at the trail parking lots.
Winter Use: Snowmobiling from Dubuque to Dyersville, minimum of 4" of snow required. X-Country skiing from Dubuque to Dyersville.
Interpretive Sites: Major interpretive area overlooks eastern trailhead.
Trail Rules: No horses, motorized vehicles, fires, camping, unleashed dogs, or use after 10:30 p.m. Additional Dubuque County Conservation Board rules apply to the trail. Trail hours are sunrise to sunset year round unless otherwise posted.

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Permission was granted to place this cache by: Brian Preston, Executive Director Dubuque County Conservation Board
For more on Dubuque County Conservation Board, visit the Dubuque County Conservation Board home page

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum