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VPS35 Alben Barkley

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Hidden : 08/19/2013
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

#35 in the VPS.


Willie Alben Barkley didn't like his given name, and as soon as he was able he changed it to Alben William Barkley.  He served in both house of Congress and held a leadership position in the Senate before becoming President Truman's VP.  As VP he made an impact, according to Wikipedia:

"Barkley acted as the administration's primary spokesperson, making 40 major speeches in his first eight months in office.  Truman commissioned the US Army Institute of Heraldry to create a seal and flag for the vice president, advocated raising his salary, and increased his expense budget.  Mark O. Hatfield's biographical sketch of Barkley noted that he was 'the last [vice president] to preside regularly over the Senate, the last not to have an office in or near the White House, [and] the last to identify more with the legislative than the executive branch.'"

What can I say about this one?  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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