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Where It All Began Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

CooperMini & HD Rider: This was our first cache and had many visitors who left gracious and positive logs. Thanks for your support.

It's time to retire this cache to make room for others who may wish to place one in this beautiful park.

Hidden : 05/07/2003
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located in a scenic park on Tampa Bay.

We placed our first cache here in Philippe Park because of the many significant beginnings associated with it. Not all of these will be important to you but they are pretty special to us!

Around 900 A.D., Tocobaga Indians established the first permanent settlement in upper Pinellas County.

In the late 1830’s, Odet Philippe established a plantation and introduced citrus growing to Florida. He also introduced cigar making to Tampa.

In 1948, Philippe Park became the first park in Pinellas County.

In November 1991, CooperMini & HD Rider were married here and in May 2003, placed our first cache here.

Cache contents:
Special gift for the first "finder".
Yellow Mini Cooper
Harley Davidson motorcycle
Hippie stickers
Rubber chicken
Patriotic hair scrunchie
Ladybug Pez dispenser
Squishy foot air freshner
2 flashlights
Green Mini Cooper Hot Wheels car
Harley Davidson playing cards

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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