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10: Riceville

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Hidden : 10/01/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


This geocache is one of twenty Historical Geo-Passport geocaches within the South Nation Jurisdiction. For more information on this series of geocaches, please visit South_Nation.

Welcome to Riceville! This short multicache will highlight some of the interesting historical points in the village.

- At the posted coordinates, determine what year the Riceville Agricultural Society was founded (18AB)
- Next, make a brief stop at the shining silver Masonic Lodge. Look up to see what year this built (19CD)
- Proceed to the building that was once the Riceville Christian Academy. Above the main entrance, in red, is the year it opened (19EF)
- The bridge in Riceville is a critical transport link for Riceville residents. It was closed for rehabilitation, and for a time there was a long detour in place. What year was the rehabilitation completed? (20GH)

Use the information you have gathered to determine the coordinates of the geocache: N 45 26.(C+C)(H-D-C)(F-D) W 074 57.(B-A-C)(A+G)(H-D+C)



Histoire / History:

Riceville est un petit hameau situé sur une crête tout à fait unique de quelques pieds de hauteur s'étalant d'ouest en est, dans la Municipalité de La Nation. Le village est traversé par la rivière Scotch qui court du sud au nord et rejoint la rivière Nation Sud. Riceville est l'hôte de la Foire agricole de Riceville qui a lieu le troisième week-end d'août depuis plus de 145 ans. La foire, comme beaucoup d'autres, met en évidence l'industrie agricole de la région, par le passé, à l'heure actuelle et dans le futur.

La configuration du terrain est plate et le sol est en général de bonne qualité, ce qui permet de nombreux types de cultures dans toute la région.

Au cours des dernières années, une attention considérable a été accordée à la production de houblon. Cependant, en raison du bas prix actuel du houblon, un certain nombre d'agriculteurs ont décidé d'abandonner cette culture. Il y a trente producteurs de houblon dans la Municipalité de La Nation, produisant chaque année de une à six tonnes chacun, et le plus grand champ de houblon occupe une superficie de 14 acres.

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Riceville is a small hamlet located on a peculiar ridge, a few feet in height running west to east, in Nation Municipality. The town is divided by the Scotch River that runs from the south and joins the South Nation River to the north. Riceville is home to the Riceville Agricultural Fair, held around the third weekend in August and has been operating for over 145 years. The fair, like many others, highlights the agricultural industry of the area from the past, present, to future.

The lay of the land is level and, in most parts, the soil is good, allowing many different types of crops to be grown throughout the region.

In past years, considerable attention was given to hop-growing; however, due to present-day low prices of hops, a number of the farmers decided to abandon this industry. There are thirty hop-yards in the Nation municipality, raising annually one to six tons each, with the largest hop-field comprising 14 acres.

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