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VPS22 Levi Morton

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Hidden : 8/11/2013
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

#22 in the VPS.


Serving under President Benjamin Harrison, Vice-President Levi Morton had previously been a US Congressman and Minister to France.  Wikipedia.com has this to say:  

"The 1880 Republican presidential nominee, James Garfield, asked Morton to be his vice presidential running mate, but Morton declined the offer. If he had accepted and history continued on the same course, Morton would have become the 21st President, instead of Chester A. Arthur, after Garfield's assassination.  He asked to be appointed Minister to Britain or France instead. He was United StatesMinister to France from 1881 to 1885. (A deluded Charles Guiteau, reportedly decided to murder Garfield after he was 'passed over' as minister to France.)

Morton was very popular in France. He helped commercial relations between the two countries run smoothly during his term, and, in Paris on October 24, 1881, he placed the first rivet in the construction of the Statue of Liberty. (It was driven into the big toe of Lady Liberty’s left foot.)"

This one is a little different - but is it "mightier" than something else?  Be safe.  Have fun!


** A note from IowaChupacabra: Hello! I am attempting to maintain Blue Grass Tom’s geocaches. Have fun as you travel and explore up and down these Iowa back country roads to find the geocaches in this series. As you do so, if you happen upon a wet log, torn bag, or cracked/damaged/missing container, and graciously make the choice to add/replace paper/bag or change out/replace a container, I would certainly appreciate it and Thank You for the help. I attempt to make a run through the area every few months to fix the problems noted in the logs, but there’s always something! Thank You!

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Last Updated: on 4/9/2016 9:32:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4:32 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum