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Downtown L/A III - Railroad Park Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

Gob-ler: This one's time has come. Thanks to all who came seeking

Hidden : 05/18/2007
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Railroad Park Cache is alive and well.  The cache location is pretty much the same although the cache is very different. You will see the remnants of the last cache and that is a good place to start. The new cache is within a few feet of the old and it is magnetic!  Since this is a new cache container and RR Park had been archived for some months re-finds are allowed.  Who will be the First to Find the Rejuvinated Railroad Park?

Railroad Park is open from 5 AM to 9 PM.  No Dogs allowed!  There is plenty of nearby free parking.

Lewiston/Auburn has some rich area history.  A Brief History of Lewiston by Douglas I. Hodgkin states, "Lewiston and Auburn constructed a railroad spur from Lewiston to the Montreal-Portland railroad line. The Canadian National Railway thereby gave competition to the Maine Central Railroad and freight rates dropped. The Grand Trunk Station ("The Depot") on Lincoln Street became the arrival point in the 1870's and after for the migration of thousands of French Canadians to Lewiston. They settled in the area between Lisbon Street and the river, many in blocks built by the mills or in an area called "Little Canada." The rapid in-migration helped to raise the population to 19,083 by 1880. In forty years, the city had grown tenfold."

The Railroad Park cache is located near to the Grand Trunk Station.  Railroad Park contains a very nice walking round about with several different areas to sit on nice benches.  The park is well kept and if your in the area for the balloon festival a lot of hot air balloons hang out here.

I have always been fascinated with trains and railroads.  You can see the remnants of some old tracks and if you stand and listen carefully you might just hear the train a coming!

Please bring your own pen.  There is no room for one in the cache container.  Please replace the cache exactly as you found it.

This is not a cache for beginners, but anyone can try.  That's the great thing about geocaching.

The cache area is pretty straight forward.  The coordinates are very much right on and you will know exactly what area to look in.  Good luck with the hunt! Please be careful replacing the cache!

FIRST TO FIND -   kkcjrlma

FIRST TO RE-FIND - hoamdezinahs

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