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cache type Spinning a Yarn: Macktown cache size

This cache has been retired.
Please do not look for this cache.

by Rogheff
(Finds: 14  Score: 46)    (Hidden: 91  Score: 331)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 26.811'   W 089° 04.900'
Cache may be on the move/travelling.
Please read the log entries for current status.
Rockton,   Illinois   61072
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 01 Feb 2008
Waypoint (Landmark): N027BF
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Moving/Travelling
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps (easy)
Terrain: gps gps (easy)

Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

Comments:

Maps are queued for generation.
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Spinning a Yarn - Telling a story. One of the favorite campfire activities of my Scouts.

Ever wonder where the name "Macktown" came from for this park? Well I'm about to tell you.

Cornelius Mack settled in this area in 1722. The industrious Mack started a company that made fake flowers for graves. He hated watching the flowers quickly fade on his mother's grave. He was a bit of a momma's boy, but that's another story.

Anywho, Mr. Mack settled here. His mansion was situated at the very location of this geocache (how convenient). In fact, he settled an entire town, which he named "Macktown". You can see the remnents of this town across the street.
The dark side of this story is that Cornelius had a rival in his town. Striker Plentiwell owned a match box factory. Plentiwell wanted the location of Mack's mansion for his own home, so he devised a plan.

He offered to pay Mack $22 to rent the garage of Mack's mansion to store empty matchboxes. The match boxes were not empty, however. Late on the evening of October 6, 1833 (don't worry, the dates don't have to match up here - I'm spinning a yarn), the garage caught fire. This of course, ignited all the matchboxes FULL of matches. The result was an inferno indeed.

Mr. Mack died in the blaze. Mr. Plentiwell received two years in the Roscoe State Prison for his task. Plentiwell died exactly 30 minutes after his release from prison - heart attack.

The moral of the story is this kiddies:
Let your imagination run wild, and you too may be able to spin and/or hunt a yarn of your own.

This is a moving cache. The first finder must move it out of the Macktown Forest Preserve, but no more than 1 mile. Post the new coordinates in your log.

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