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Unchachoque – H21

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Hidden : 05/03/2004
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Unchachoque - Letterbox



With LetterBox caches, you trade imprints from rubber stamps. You’ll need to bring:

· A small rubber stamp of your own

· A Pen

· A small diary or other book to add this letterbox “stamp/impression” to your collection

When you find the cache, take out the Logbook and mini-stamp that is in the cache. Ink and place your stamp in the logbook, along with your name/date. Use the stamp that is in the cache container to ink and impress in your diary. Be sure to replace the original stamp back with the logbook and replace in original hiding spot.

This is the first Letterbox Hybrid on Long Island that I am aware of.

This cache does include items for trading.

How did this all get started?
According to legend, in 1854 a Victorian gentlemen hiker put his calling card in a bottle and stuck it into a bank at Cranmere Pool, in a remote part of Dartmoor in southwestern England. Over the years, the hobby developed; current reports indicate that as many as 10,000 letterboxes are presently hidden in Dartmoor, now a National Park. Visitors from around the globe prowl the heath at Dartmoor in search of the elusive boxes and the artful stamps inside.

How did the hobby get started in the United States?
In April of 1998, Smithsonian magazine published an article on the Dartmoor letterboxes. Within a very short time, a loose alliance of adventurers and rubber stamp enthusiasts pioneered the introduction of the hobby to the US. With the Internet as a primary means of communication, the idea soon spread around the country. Web-sites and a discussion group were established. Letterboxes began to be placed in inconspicuous but interesting locations throughout the country.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cnex va gur znevan
Nzzb obk

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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