In New York, United States
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Park on Barger St. Not on the Taconic. Follow the trail pass the cemetery. Your cache is on the south side. It is a Tupperware with a red top, and it is small. We started this cache with a Pegasus Travel Bug for good luck. It also contains small trinkets and a log book. This cache is not registered with the cache in trash out event; however, you can participate if you wish.
The History behind the location: 1927 Bishop Lawson established a summer colony for middle-class Afro-Americans. There was an Inn with 20 Rooms, a swimming pool, garage, gas station and a grocery store, set on 121 acres. The foundations of the hotel and the gas station are still visible.
Bishop Lawson also went on to do many great things which have almost been forgotten.
He worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, and he was one of the founding fathers of the Pentecostal Movement. He created over 600 churches worldwide, with over 600,000 members. His influences and church building spread nation-wide and he followed up with a Foreign Mission program. He founded the Church of Christ Bible Institute, a seminary which was accredited by the NYS board of regents. He received the carver award of Merit, the star of Ethiopia Medal and he spoke at the first March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Bishop Lawson chose this place to be his final resting place, amid the serenity he so enjoyed. I hope you enjoy our cache and the history behind the scene.
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Last Updated: on 1/25/2017 7:37:16 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:37 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum