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M&M-13 William Floyd Parkway

A cache by M&M_NY Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/09/2004
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


This is a traditional cache located on Suffolk County Parklands adjacent to William Floyd Parkway.



Who was William Floyd? And why did they name a parkway after him?

According to Ushistory.org:
William Floyd was born on Long Island on December 17, 1734. His family had emigrated to America in 1654 and by the time of his birth were well established and wealthy. Though he might have received the best education, his father died when he was in his teens, and William was required to take over the operations of the family farm. He was a member of the Suffolk County Militia in the early conflict with Britain. He attained the rank of major general, though at this late date he spent most of his time in the Continental Congress. In 1774 he was chosen to represent New York in the first Continental Congress. He served there through 1776, while his property was destroyed in the Revolutionary War. He acquired land on the banks of the Mohawk river after the war though it would be a few more years till he would retire there. In 1789 he was elected to congress under the new constitution. He served there, acting several times as a presidential elector, until he returned to his native state in 1791. He was called to the service of his state as a Senator in 1803. After serving his term he retired to his true passion, farming. He died in 1821.

Cache is a large ammo box. We suggest parking at N40 52.873 W072 53.451. The trail head needs much CITO but we find the rest of the park to be quite nice.

Reaching the cache will require about 500-600ft of light bushwacking.


Original contents include:
Copy of the book Prey - by Michael Crichton
Coca-Cola address book
An assortment of M&M CDs
Wheres George $
Mets keychain
Shea Stadium keychain
Magnetic picture frame
Birdhouse magnet
An assorment of McToys for the kiddies
The Mariner Travelbug
Logbook, pen & pencil

Please re-hide cache as well or better than you found it.

This cache will be maintained with the assistance of active LIGO members.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n snyyra gerr pbirerq ol fgvpxf, oenapurf naq fghss.

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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