I have always believed that it is the history of the cache and not the container that is important. I am trying to keep this one going to keep our history intact. Enjoy it if you like or skip it if you like. Just enjoy what you do. The photo above is what the cache area looked like when the container was placed in 2000.
History of the cache placement, by mikelee, original co-owner of the Boilermaker Cache:
A little of the history of this cache: Ben is the man who originally found the spot for this cache, I knew Ben from the dorms and we were in school together. We found out about Geocaching, and we happen to have GPS's so next logical step was to hide our own. We went out to Walmart and purchased an ammo crate, pens and a composition notebook and set out on the hunt for the locale, we were looking for a location that wouldn't be found by accident, scenic and somewhat away from the vandals of campus. We didn't find a place right away, but Ben on one of his wanderings happened across the location and stashed it. Guess that was Nov. of 2000, which means it was my Senior year at Purdue and Ben's Junior. We visited it off and on throughout the time we were there, and I actually have some pictures of the original log book. Each time I happened into the area, I would check on it, and it was always there, with some amusing remarks and a LOT of logs. The best was someone calling the police after running across an ammo crate in a tree. Was quite surprised at the life of the cache as well as the following behind it. We did follow Geocaching for a while, but over time, it went by the wayside but people were there to keep up the cache. We also learned at the first "Chicagoland" Geocache picnic we were actually some of the youngest (non-family) geocachers out there. Met some really great people though.
Link to some photos from mikelee with pictures of the original log and stash
Original Description by Ben Bourne
This cache is called the "Boilermaker Cache" since it is located near Purdue University and placed there by students. it is a relatively easy one but still not right out in the open - but I would give both terrain and difficulty a rating of 1.