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ECGT - The Crossroads

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Hidden : 5/13/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Hey, Geocacher! This is the third of 20 coded geocaches on the Experience Cortland GeoTour. Discover the byways and secret hideaways of Cortland County in your quest to find hidden caches. Find ‘em all and be rewarded for your stealth. Record the unique CVB code identified on each geocache logbook onto the ECGT game piece map (available online and at the CCCVB Tourist Booth geocache). Good luck, Intrepid Traveler!


Stop and look is all I’m saying,
Robert Johnson could be playing.

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Here one finds a panoramic view of pure country where Clock and Sperry Roads intersect the McGraw-Marathon Road. The land below and beyond is Freetown.

Freetown hubbub might be best experienced down in the valley leaning on the fender of a town truck at the village garage. This crossroads, known as Freetown Corners, is also where the Town Hall resides and where a steady influx of neighbors stop by for business or social or both. Around back is a park with picnic tables and a basketball court. Off in a corner of the park, one can see a large pipe jutting from the side road and below find a perfect old time swimming hole. Bring your swim gear (or not).

The most recent immigrants to the area are Amish families whose horses & buggies are a common sight as their primary mode of transportation. The Amish farmers can be seen on a summer day working the fields the way the original settlers would.  If it’s laundry day, a drive down the road past one Amish farm will yield a wonderful display of dungarees from small to large arranged by size on an endless clothesline.

This cache was moved in May 2015 after having resided for a spell at Bob’s Country Store. This served as a museum of country store artifacts and goods until the doors closed in 2013, after a thirty-year labor of love by Bob & Joyce Barrows. The building still exists and, though sightseers are discouraged from stopping, a slow drive by on the route to Marathon might conjure up what once was.  See the archived site on the Experience Cortland GeoTour for a more detailed description.

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