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VCCGT: Rest 'n Peace CC #37 - Boalsburg Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 11/30/2016
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The supposed 'birthplace' of Memorial Day is celebrated in this, the 37th installment of the Rest 'n Peace Centre County cemetery series. Boalsburg cemetery has been a place of rest for well over 200 years, and if the large sign near the entrance is to be believed, Memorial Day originated here!

You have found your next adventure! Thank you for joining us for the “Visit Centre County” GeoTour as we show you some of our most favorite caching locations to include state parks, beautiful vistas, and historical points of interest! Our team of GeoTour planners have worked very hard to put together various cache types to keep the GeoTour interesting and challenging; however, no geocache should be beyond a 3/3.5 for terrain and/or difficulty! We are pleased to show you around our County and hope that you will enjoy the GeoTour and complete your passport to collect your custom GeoTour Geocoin (there is a minimum number of caches required to receive coin)!

If you will be caching with some young ‘uns, we have a Jr. Geocaching Passport available for children, 12 yrs. and under, with a special prize for their hard work too! Caches will be marked as “family-friendly” and should correlate to the Jr. Geocaching Passport.

Download your “Visit Centre County” GeoTour passport and/or your Jr. Geocaching Passport or pick-up paper copies at the following coordinates: N 40° 48.879; W 077° 51.274 (Happy Valley Adventure Bureau). You’ll return your passport to the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau when complete and collect your prize if you meet the minimum requirements!

The “Visit Centre County” GeoTour is brought to you by Centre Region Parks and Recreation, the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, and Groundspeak, Inc. We are pleased that you’ll be joining us in Happy Valley soon! Bring on the Adventures!

Although the history of the origination of Memorial Day is uncertain, with many towns and states claiming theirs was the first observance, the long rows of marble and and granite in this cemetery are certain to instill reverence and calm. Also, near the cache location, take some time to examine the large bronze sculpture of three mourning women and the old stonework of the churches.

To search for relatives buried here, visit this link.
As with any cemetery cache, please be respectful of those who are interred here.

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