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cache type Olmsted #3b - Cazenovia Park cache size

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by Dekaner
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 11  Score: 32)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 50.745'   W 078° 48.339'
Buffalo,   New York   14220
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 09 Sept 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N0040E
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Normal

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

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


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The 'cache is a .30 cal. ammo box, located near the creek. Parking is ample around the 'cache site, but we encourage you to explore the area further. Note: This cache was a replacement for Olmsted #3 as it turned up missing this summer. Thanks to Strikeforce the original cache has been found and will be re-hidden soon!

Park Background: In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, South Buffalo was growing rapidly. The area's residents found the city's prized parks remote and insufficient to serve their recreational needs and sought a new park to be located in the southern portion of the city. In 1887 Frederick Law Olmsted, the famous landscape architect, was commissioned by the city's Board of Parks Commissioners to prepare a design for a new park. His earlier design of a coordinated system of parks (which we now know as Delaware, Front, and Martin Luther King Parks) and an elaborate system of connecting parkways had given Buffalo America's first park system. Olmsted's initial proposal for a South Buffalo park projected a large water park on the shore of Lake Erie just south of what is now Tift Street and extending east to the railroad.

Olmsted's plan was rejected as being too costly, subject to damage by lake storms, and too remote from the residential area of South Buffalo. The following year the Park Commissioners began a search for another site in or near the city or adjacent West Seneca suitable for park use. One of the sites considered was a tract of land on the southwest side of Abbott Road which had formerly been the farm of the Hart family and which had been unsuccessfully been promoted as the site of a residential development. The site, one of three identified as suitable, was noted for its fine stand of shade trees. No single site of sufficient size to serve the area's needs could be located, and it was decided to build two parks instead of the large one originally intended.

In 1890, the 76 acre Hart farm site south of Cazenovia Street straddling Cazenovia Creek was purchased for park use, as was a site just south of what was then the city boundary which would become South Park. The name of "Cazenovia Park" was officially designated the following year. The name was chosen due to its relation to Cazenovia Creek, adjacent Cazenovia Street, and the never completed "Cazenovia Park" residential development.

This 'cache has been approved by the Buffalo Parks Department. Park background text used with permission. 1996-2002 Stanton M. Broderick

More information:

Buffalo Parks Department
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Olmsted in Buffalo

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:



Clues:    decode

  • Your only clue ... 
    Qba7g or nsenvq gb fgvpx lbhe unaq va gurer1

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I found it! 10 Oct 2003 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Just joined Navicache, logging in an old one.

I found it! 03 May 2003 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

After the tree planting, a group of us decided to head out caching. Headed for this one with Mr Mom, The Goo, BrbrshpDru, and Junglehair. As soon as I pulled the can from it's hiding spot, a mother and her kids came along. We ventured to another spot in the park to log and trade and waited for them to finish collecting rocks in the area before I put it back in it's spot. Off we go to meet up with the rest of the group at the other Cazenovia cache.

I found it! 31 Jan 2003 by  She  (Finds: 126  Score: 552.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Don't know what was more fun...finding the cache or watching the kids who had just got their car stuck directly across from the cache...is there a parking lot there??? Took nothing; left nothing.
Thanks for the hide.

She of SueShe

I found it! 09 Dec 2002 by  GEO  (Finds: 17  Score: 69)    (Hidden: 16  Score: 74)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A nice brisk day, perfect for a cache hunt :) Had no problem locating the cache which was really well hidden. I was a little worried about being so 'visible' from the nearby bridge while searching for the ammo box and signing the logbook. I guess that's the price that we have to pay for winter caching. I took nothing and left nothing. However, I dropped off the Football Frenzy TB and picked up the Travel Bug Beaver Meadow Scout SUV TB. Thanks for the nice hunt!

I found it! 09 Nov 2002 by  WMSFresh  (Finds: 140  Score: 612)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 24.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

4th cache of the day (2nd in Buffalo area) for Sue (Lyndon Rd gang) and I. Found at 4:35PM. Nice easy find along creek in the park. Logged in, left a WG$ and lei. Thanks for the beginning of our Olmsted finds.

Peppermill 6-Pack Mom

I found it! 20 Oct 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found it at 5:55 pm. Enjoyed this series. Took nothing, left nothing.


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