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Ghosthunter: Olf D'Coors, in his recent note regarding this geocache expressed nearly everything I wanted to say about the necessity of archiving this cache. Indeed, for 12 years this geocache has brought about many international connections. To that extent, the geocache has accomplished its purpose; that is, to bring about international connections among geocachers. I've enjoyed talking with many Norwegian geocachers and indeed geocachers from other European countries as well. I believe that we all feel like we’re saying goodbye to an old friend.

Memories. Connections. Did it really accomplish anything? I remember one very significant connection. After much communication, a Norwegian geocacher flew to Baltimore, MD and my wife and I picked him up when he arrived and we spent a delightful weekend together at our home here in Gettysburg, PA. Now that's an international connection!

I too want to extend my thanks to everyone who was been a part of making this geocache a success.

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Ole Bull Returns to Bergen

Hidden : 05/15/2006
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Don’t forget. . . When you log this cache be sure to start your log: Greetings from (place name where you live—city, state, town, country, etc.) This is a cache, as well as the companion cache in Bergen, Norway, are about international cooperation. It will be fun to see where everyone is from.

This cache is located at Carter Camp in Potter County, Pennsylvania, SE of Coudersport. The former name for this place was New Bergen. It’s rather rural, but you will enjoy the location. The owners of the property near the cache are eager to have you find the cache and appreciate this special place loaded with history. If you have time, feel free to stop and say hello to the owners of the business and visit for a bit. You will be glad you did. You will be looking for an ammo can type container, but this cache is about international cooperation, not finding the box. Enjoy.

Undoubtedly, you are aware of the Scandinavian influence in the area. Certainly you are aware of nearby Ole Bull State Park.

Ole Bull was a famous concert violinist noted for the speed and clarity of his playing. He was born in Bergen, Norway.

In 1853, he obtained a large tract of land in Pennsylvania and founded a colony, which was called New Norway. On May 24, 1853, he formally purchased 11,144 acres for $10,388. The land consisted of four communities: New Bergen (now known as Carter Camp), Oleana (named for himself and his mother) six miles south of New Bergen, New Norway one mile south of New Bergen, and nearby, Valhalla. The high point of Valhalla Bull is called Nordjenskald, which became the location of the unfinished Ole Bull Castle.

In due time, Bull returned to Bergen, Norway, as there was scarcely any land to till, and Bull went back to giving concerts. Ole Bull is buried in Bergen, Norway.

The rules for this cache are easy. . . or with a bit more effort, and international cooperation, will provide opportunity for another cache find and another caching experience.

  • Find the cache, sign the log, and log the find. This is all you need to do to claim this cache.
  • When you log the cache be sure to start your log: Greetings from (place name where you live—city, state, town, country, etc.) Both caches are about international cooperation and it will be fun to see where everyone is from.

But perhaps you wish to go one-step further. . . and make an international connection. You will be rewarded if you do, in many ways. In this cache, you will find a cache card, along with items reflecting Norwegian culture. You will read of a companion geocache in Bergen, Norway. Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to contact the cache owners in Norway for further instructions. Go for it! You’ll be glad you did.

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