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cache type The Stone House cache size

by TundraChief
(Finds: 8   Score: 23.5)   (Hidden: 3   Score: 12.5)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 39° 39.911'   W 105° 05.704'
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Denver ,    Colorado    80227
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 13 Dec 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00CBE
Open Cache:    Personal use only
Cache type:    Virtual
Cache size:    Normal

Difficulty:   gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!


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This cache is a tribute to Lakewood’s historic Stone House, which echoes with memories from the earliest days of the Colorado Gold Rush.

As the nation teetered on the brink of Civil War, two brothers from New York State joined the westward stream of people. Joseph and William Hodgson settled in Bear Creek Valley, and Joseph built the Stone House sometime between 1859 and 1864, using stones from Bear Creek and rough dressed sandstone quarried from the nearby hogback. It was a time when 18-inch-thick walls were needed for protection from Indian Attack. In 1861, the Territorial Legislature ruled on water rights, and the Hodgson brothers began building an irrigation ditch.
The coordinates listed for this cache are for parking. Coordinates for The Stone House are N39 39.929 W105 05.641. In front of The Stone House you will find a bench placed in memory of Mr. Cain. To claim this cache assign a numerical value to the second letter in Mr. Cain’s first name (i.e., A=1, B=2, etc.) and email me your answer.

The Stone House is located in Lakewood’s Bear Creek Greenbelt. There are several improved paths for walking and biking. There is an abundance of wildlife for your viewing pleasure including waterfowl, hawks, woodland birds, prairie dogs, beaver, muskrat, coyotes, fox and tree squirrels.

A short walk to the surrounding woods and fields will give an appreciation of the Hodgson farm. At a distance of 0.488 miles, bearing 252 degrees true, at coordinates N39 39.800 W105 06.165, one can view the original location where the Hodgson’s Ditch first diverted water from Bear Creek in 1861. It is a stroll on improved sidewalks of ¾ miles.


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I found it! 22 May 2011 by  tripman1   (Finds: 95   Score: 281.5)   (Hidden: 9   Score: 32.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Went to visit this nice cache, interesting area and history. Check out the picture. Thanks TundraChief! Thanks Navicache!
[Modified 2011-05-22 09:30:31]

[Modified 2011-05-22 09:32:05]

   camera The Stone House
I found it! 21 Feb 2006 by  The Blue Dragon   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Assigned #9
I found it! 14 Dec 2003 by  Padre   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 11   Score: 30.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Thanks Team TundraChief/SilverHare!!!! This is a Wonderful place, we have actually hidden some in this area and will be posting them soon..... Thanks to friends who showed us this site and we look forward to meeting many Cachers and enjoying this sport with MANY!!!! Boat Drinks... Team Padre!!!
[Modified 2003-12-14 03:16:28]

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