Skip to Content

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.

Virtual Cache

Father of Confederation - Tilley

A cache by Eric_F Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/2/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Related Web Page

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Samuel Leonard Tilley, one of the fathers of confederation, is buried in the middle of the largest cemetery in Saint John.

Born the son of United Empire Loyalists Samuel Leonard Tilley was educated in Gagetown and had humble beginnings as a drugstore clerk. At the age of 20 he struck out on his own with a drugstore business in Saint John.

From business he eventually became interested in politics and managed to win a seat in the New Brunswick Assembly. Tilley served in the Assembly during much of the time between 1850-67 and served as provincial secretary under Charles Fisher's first responsible government in New Brunswick. He would also be the next premier after Fisher.

An ardent teetotaller he pushed for prohibition from his seat in parliament. Tilley also had strong interests in railway development and encouraged New Brunswickers to accept Confederation. In 1865 he was defeated on a Confederation vote and in 1867 he resigned from the Liberal cabinet. After his resignation Tilley served as John A. Macdonald's minister of customs in the first federal government.

Enter the cemetery from Westmorland road and proceed to the site where Tilley is buried. To claim the cache, send me an email indicating the full name of the first person on the back of the Tilley monument.

More information on the other Fathers of Confederation can be found at the following site: (visit link)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

110 zrgref abegu bs gur tnmrob

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

561 Logged Visits

Found it 558     Write note 3     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 118 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 12/2/2017 7:25:19 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:25 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page