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Aaron Burr Drank Here

Hidden : 02/29/2004
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

NOTHING HAS TO BE DISTURBED OR MOVED TO FIND THIS CACHE.

Information from the Ramsey Chamber of Commerce:

"The Old Stone House, a Dutch colonial farmhouse, is listed in both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It also has been known by other names such as the Westervelt-Ackerson House.
"The fact that the Old Stone House was built of irregular or rubble stone, using a clay mortar reinforced with chopped straw and hog's hair, and not of cut stone, places it at an early date. It was built in the 1700's and is Ramsey's oldest building.
"The main floor of the house is an example of Dutch colonial architecture. The windows are deeply recessed and are the very early type, consisting of triple panes above and double panes below. One of the original Dutch doors remains. There are three rooms containing eighteenth century furnishings. Items displayed include a 200-year old Dutch kas, a wag-on-the-wall, and early American Queen Anne chairs.
"On the second floor of the building there is a Junior Museum where adults can reminisce and children can compare past and present playthings."

More information from the Chamber of Commerce can be located here.

In the 18th century, this was a tavern and it reportedly was visited by Aaron Burr on his way to the Hermitage to wet his whistle.

The house is build on part of the much-disputed Ramapough Tract. More information on the Tract can be found here.

This is a very open area and you will be in plain sight! Stealth is a necessity.

The third hint is a dead giveaway....please don't use it unless your really stumped. This is a log only cache, so please bring your own writing utensil.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. Lbh pna svaq gur ybpngvba ol sbyybjvat gur fvtaf gb gur "Byq Fgbar Ubhfr".

2. Cnexvat vf ninvynoyr ba Fcevat Fgerrg, whfg nsgre gur ohvyqvat ba gur abegu fvqr.

3. Vs lbh fgnaq ng gur rqtr bs gur cnexvat ybg qverpgyl va sebag bs bs n gerr arne gur ubhfr jvgu n punva nebhaq vg, gur pnpur fubhyq or nobhg n sbbg nobir lbhe srrg.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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