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Hidden : 09/11/2017
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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A little over a hundred and twenty years ago a disaster of epic proportions occurred in this area that wiped out Hinckley and several other communities in the area.  It dramatically changed this area and its economics for all time.  Hundreds of people were killed but hundreds more were saved by tremendous acts of courage and heroism.  May their stories never be forgotten.

In the community of Hinckley there is a museum that tells the stories of The Great Hinckley Fire with exhibits, a video, and very knowledgeable staff that are more than willing to go with you on the tour and explain the exhibits and recount amazing stories of what happened during the fire and how the area was rebuilt afterward.  The museum is open during the following times

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but you need to enter by 4:15 PM in order to see the video.
Open Tue-Sun in May, June, Sept. and Oct.
Open 7 days a week in July and Aug.

Visiting the museum is not required to claim the find but when it is open this amazing museum is well worth the modest cost of admission.

The posted coordinates will take you to an area on the museum grounds.  There you will find a small structure.  To the right of the door you will find a small plaque that tells the name of the structure.  To claim the find send me a message or an email with that name.


To have your geocaching name added to the list below of people who actually visited the museum and saw the exhibits and video include the name of the café that was in the train depot back then.

One of the best parts of the museum is the video and in the credits at the end of the video they list that additional funding for the project was provided by the estate of a certain person.  To have a star added to your name for paying exceptional attention to the video also include the name of that person.

You may also be interested in visiting another nice cache (GCJ1V1) located at the monument to those killed in the fire.



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Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.



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