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by Rogheff
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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 51.559'   W 087° 50.233'
South Milwaukee,   Wisconsin   53172
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 26 Feb 2007
Waypoint (Landmark): N0282F
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Unknown

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



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Howdy folks, time for another yarn.

This yarn is being spun about the Bender Park area. Sure, we've all read about the past history of Bender Park according to some of the older caches in the park, but do you know the ancient history of the area?

I thought not.

Sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip......

We estimate the year to be 1255AD. It could be earlier, it could be later. Hey, I'm spinning a yarn here, does it really matter how accurate the dates are?

The Maybury tribe occupied these lands. The ruler of the tribe, Chief Opy had a lovely daughter Sarah. Sarah was a vision of beauty. Braves from all the neighboring tribes were constantly trying to court her. Chief Opy would have no part of this. She was his little princess and was off limits to the young lads.

One particularly persistant suitor was a young brave by the name of Raging Thunder. This young brave belonged to the Fiv0sevn tribe. He was completely taken by young miss Sarah. Chief Opy said no, they could not court. She was too young. Raging Thunder was persisitant, as I said.

Well, it seems that Sarah of the Maybury tribe had a devious habit of ignoring her father's wishes. She decided to see Raging Thunder whether her father agreed or not. She devised a plan.

Sarah of the Maybury tribe had access to the tribe's Griffith Horn. Now, the Griffith Horn was to be used for one purpose - for Chief Opy to communicate with his second in command sub-Chief Fifebern. She stole the horn.

With this horn she could send out a message to her beloved Raging Thunder and he would decipher it and they would meet. Chief Opy was enraged that she would do such a thing. Even more enraged at Raging Thunder for meeting with her!

Well, this is where the story takes a tragic turn (as they usually do) Chief Opy intersepted the young lass as she was heading out for the evening and retrieved the horn. He then blew the ciphered code which would give Raging Thunder the coordinates where he was to meet the young Sarah of Maybury.

This is beginning to sound an awful lot like geocaching isn't it? Funny how it would work out that way. Go figure.....Maybe, just maybe, the Griffith Horn is the predeccesor of my 1942 Philco Problematic GPSr........


The coordinates that Chief Opy gave to Raging Thunder were approximately 40 feet due east of this cache. Chief Opy told Raging Thunder to meet when the moon was new, so that it would be very dark. He also told young Master Raging Thunder to run to the meeting spot.....I believe his exact words were "take a flying leap when you get here", but I might be mistaken (did I mention this happened a really long time ago?) Give me a break here. It was before my time!

Once you arrive at the cache site, you'll instantly realize what happened to poor Raging Thunder. Ooh, I would NOT recommend you look for this cache in the absence of light - that would be a really bad idea!

As is the case for most of my Spinning a Yarn caches, you now know everything you need to find this cache. I have told you exactly where to look and described the container in great detail.

The actual young brave, Raging Thunder himself, found this cache container, thereby inspiring me to place it in his honor, (although I don't know how crazy he will be about the yarn - but then again, he lives in Kenosha, so the chances of him actually running into this cache are slim).

That is, of course, unless some pesky Geocachers or a pesky Assistant Scoutmaster who happens to periodically see Mr Raging Thunder, tells him, in which case this cache will have a sequel! Oh yes, my friend - a sequel will be born - fair warning.

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