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A Chip off the old Buffalo Traditional Geocache

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Geocache Description:

New container was installed 7/1/2020. This container only has room for small trinkets or trackables to prevent the hinge from breaking. Thanks for not overloading it with too large of items.

This is one of several Family Friendly Geocaches that is being placed in the Quad City Area during Quad City Museum week.

In your log on,be sure to describe the details of your fun experience finding this geocache, and if you are a Premium Member… feel free to give it a Favorite Point if you really liked it!

GC5TY74 - ‘A Chip off the old Buffalo’ is the

Winner of the Iowa Geocachers Organization’s (IGO)

January, 2020 - Cache Of The Month (COTM)

The geocache is available to be found in Daylight Hours ONLY.

Please park only in designated areas.

Please replace/re-hide the geocache as it was found to allow the same fun experience for all geocachers.

Cache safely and HAVE FUN !

There were originally some COMMEMORATIVE WOODEN COINS that were contained in each museum geocache, and you could take one. Due to popularity, many of the museum caches no longer have any of the coins available in the caches, but you may go inside during business hours and check with the host location to see if they have any left on hand.

NOTE: Be sure to write down the NUMERIC CODE associated with, and contained in each cache. Those numbers will be used to locate the coordinates to the BONUS CACHE for this series!

Click this bookmark link to see all of the Q.C. Museum Series caches: [Click Here]

William F Cody “Buffalo Bill” (1846 – 1917) was born in LeClaire, IA. His career as a frontiersman, US Army Scout, and later as a showman touring throughout the United States and Europe with his “Wild West Congress” show, has made him a favorite figure among the many generations of visitors to the museum.

The Lone Star Stern Wheeler (built 1868, decommissioned 1967) is the only surviving example in the United States of a wooden-hulled boat built in the traditional Western Rivers fashion. That river system, comprised of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri Rivers carried most of the immigrants and freight that settled the Midwest. The Lone Star was designated a National Historic Landmark and is open to visitors at the Buffalo Bill Museum.

Other exhibits at the museum focus on Mississippi River history; artifacts and records of LeClaire families such as household items, clothing and personal effects; recreation of a one-room schoolhouse accompanied by records from the school serving the region’s families; manufacturing exhibits; Indian and prehistoric artifacts.

More information is available at this link:

Permission for placement of this geocache was granted by: Executive Director: Robert Schiffke, and Board President: Constance Curlott

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