Welcome to the Pembina Walsh Historic Trail (PWHT). Earn and log a commemorative coin after finding five caches in each county! Fill out the PWHT Passport (downloading instruction in the description below) and submit it to receive your coin(s)! Our caches are located at the most interesting historical sites in Pembina and Walsh County in northeast North Dakota. This trail includes a number of gadget caches designed by Trycacheus.
ADAMS was a farm post office established June 23, 1890, with Erick T. Grove, postmaster. It was located in NE1/4 Sec. 27-157-58, Adams Twp., which was named by settlers from Adams County, Wisconsin, which was named for John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), 6th President of the United States. The postmaster’s wife, Christina, suggested the name. In 1905, the Soo Line RR founded a town site in Secs. 13 and 14-157-58, three miles to the SE, naming it Sarles, but because of duplication the Adams name was transferred to the new location. The village incorporated in 1905 and a peak population 411 was reached in 1950. Neil Levang, long time guitarist with the Lawrence Welk Band, was born here. The Knudt Salle Log Cabin is located in the city park. The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are Norwegian (51.7%), Czech (17.2%), German (17.2%), Swedish (7.4%), Polish (5.4%), Scots-Irish (4.4%). T=Terrain - 1.5; D=Difficulty -2.5; S=Size - Micro; Attributes: Winter Friendly. This cache is part of the PWHT. The trail is comprised of several geocaches placed at various historic sites in both Pembina and Walsh Counties and rewards are available to those visiting at least 5 geocaches in one or 5 in each county. Geocaches have been hidden in historical locations within each county. When you find a geocache, record the GC code, date, and the passport code from the actual geocache container. When you have found and recorded five (5) geocaches in a county, you can turn in your passport to receive that county’s commemorative coin. To document successful "finds" of geocaches on the PWHT, you will need the passport, which can be downloaded at http://www.redriverrc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/passport-v.2.pdf . This passport includes instructions for claiming the rewards.