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Cache Across America - Illinois

A cache by Wes_and_Tara & Arndtwe Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/11/2019
1.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Capital: Springfield

Largest City: Chicago

Size Rank: 25th

Population Rank: 5th

Admission to Union: 21st

Find the other caches in the series HERE.

The Cache Across America Series: This is a series of caches that will take you on a caching tour of the entire United States. One cache is hidden in each of the 50 states. These caches each contain a numeric clue that will lead you to one final cache located in our nation's capitol upon completion of the series.

About this cache:

This cache is located in Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park. The park is open daily from Dawn to Dusk. From November to April, the gate is closed to vehicles, but visitors are welcome to enter the park on foot. There is no fee to visit the park. Permission to place this cache was granted from Vern Ford, the park supervisor.

The Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial is a 162 acre state park located on the Sangamon River in Macon County near Harristown, Illinois. This important historic site, only 12 miles Southwest of Decatur, offers hiking, canoeing, picnicking, recreational activities, and a glimpse into the past. The park offers a unique view of central Illinois.

The state memorial, created in 1938, commemorates the approximate location of Abraham Lincoln’s first home in Illinois. The original Lincoln cabin has long been lost but the memorials and the quiet forest and stream easily transport the visitor back to the time when the Lincolns first settled this virgin wilderness. When you visit the park, drive east to the end of the park road where you will the find the memorials.

Logging Requirements: Enjoy this cache as you would any other. If you are searching this cache as a participant in the Cache Across America series, please post a photo of yourself or a member of your group with the cache in your online log. If you for some reason are unable to meet the photo requirement, please make alternate arrangements to verify your find with the individual cache owner. There is no photo requirement for non-challenge participants.

Individual verification of all 50 state finds will be required before logging the series final.

If participating in the series, please take note of the three digit code located inside this cache. Save this code in a secure place. When you have visited all 50 caches, and have collected all 50 codes, you are welcome to seek and find the final cache! Good luck!

Link to CIGA
Central Illinois Geocaching Association

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