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John Lewis Childs School

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Hidden : 09/08/2005
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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The John Lewis Childs School Cache

This is the elementary school I went to as a Child. For some Floral Park History, please visit Floral Park History

In 1921, After John Lewis Childs death, the school was named in his honor.

John Lewis Childs put "East Hinsdale" on the map when he was 17 years old when he leased some land in this location and opened a Flower and Seed company. John Lewis Childs renamed the town "Floral Park" as the town, Thanks to him, had vast fields of Flowers

There is no reason to go on the school grounds except if you have kids and want to play on the playground :) This cache is accesible from the sidewalk and even though it is not on school grounds, I would avoid this cache during school hours just to be on the safe side. The town also has it's own police department, better to be extremely stealthy.

This location was originally part of the Long Island Rail Road Creedmore Spur that went from Salisbury Park to Creedmore. When I was a kid, there was tracks in this location. Look across the street at the parking lot, up until about 15 years ago, there was still tracks going through it. It was a nice discovery for me as a child, especially when you see the Tower that is approximately North West from the cache. It use to be owned by Vulcan Fuel Company. If you head to my cache towards the end of the parking lot, that's the approximate location of the train trestle that spectators watched the very first Vanderbilt Cup race from.

container is a small lock n lock. Please keep items small and be stealthy!

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