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cache type An Archangel in Brookville Virtual Cache cache size

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

by DudleyGrunt
(Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 39° 10.817'   W 077° 03.483'
Brookeville,   Maryland   20833
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 06 Jul 2009
Waypoint (Landmark): N02BAF
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

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

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

Comments:
This cache is crosslisted on OpenCaching.us.

Maps are queued for generation.
Additional maps for this cache available at: topozone.com logo    mapquest.com logo

To confirm your visit...

1) Please post a photo of yourself & GPS with the sculpure. If you are particularly camera shy, a photo of just your GPS and the sculpture would be acceptable.

2) E-mail me the complete five work phrase that is carved into the bottom of the sculpture.

You will need to cross a flat grass field, but otherwise should be handicap accessible. May be difficult for wheelchairs, depending on conditions.

There is a TerraCaching virtual (Temporary Stay - TC2MX) and a Groundspeak Waymark (August 26, 1814 - WMEEH) also located on the property.



Sculptor Stefan Saal created the Brookeville Angel over a three-month period in 1994 from a white oak tree (Quercus alba) located on the east side of Georgia Avenue (Rt. #97) south of town. "Father Don" (Donald Van Alstyne) of the Marian Fathers Novitiate had commissioned the sculpture to commemorate the Town of Brookeville's Bicentennial celebration that year. The sculpture represents the artist's depiction of the Archangel Gabriel and is dedicated to "All of God's Children."

Unforeseen circumstances led to the removal of the Brookeville Angel from its original location and its subsequent storage for several years in a local barn. The Brookeville Town Commissioners recovered the sculpture from storage and had it moved to its present site on the grounds of the Brookeville Academy in 1998. Stefan Saal supervised the moving and erection of the angel and constructed its base. The project was assisted by a generous memorial bequeath from Francis McIntire.

Stefan Saal also sculpted "Phoenix" in 1991 from a white oak tree where it now resides in Wheaton Regional Park.

“I'm trying to make a wonderful thing here and to make it wonderful, it has to be full of wonder. Nowadays, we live in a country where people are very color conscious. They are conscious about their ethnicity. If you're making something for everyone, how do you make it so it doesn't exclude anyone?” —Stephan Saal

Congratulations to JohnnyCache on the FTF & his first Navicache find!


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Kid Friendly Kid Friendly A good cache for your lunchtime Lunchtime Cache Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
Less than 500 ft. from car to cache Less than 500 ft. from car to cache
Available in Winter Accessible in Winter
Historic Site Historic Site
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Note 02 Nov 2010 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I am retiring this cache (on Navicache). It will remain as an OpenCaching.US exclusive.

I found it! 22 Aug 2010 by  Networkcacher  (Finds: 2  Score: 5.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Took a Sunday afternoon drive up here to claim a three-fer all thanks the owner's commitment to alternative listing sites. What an interesting spot. Once I got away from the road a bit I was able to really enjoy looking over this sculpture. No denying it has a presence beyond the liminal. Thanks for bringing me here.
[Modified 2010-09-01 12:31:44]

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I found it! 07 Mar 2010 by  questmore  (Finds: 1  Score: 2.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

First Cache! Used Garmin Nuvi 1250. Looked all over for the box. Came home and read what Virtual Type and Size means!

  cameraAn Archangel in Brookville

I found it! 16 Jul 2009 by  JohnnyCache  (Finds: 1  Score: 2.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

This find was a costly one, set out this morning to visit this area when my Nuvi died. Since it felt like I had lost a hand or something I decided I needed to replace it quickly :)

I did my research, shopped around and finally purchased a replacement. All was good again :)

I knew I had to break in the new Nuvi and after seeing this one noted in the MGS forums decided to make it my first Navicache find.

Once I reached the area I drove around a bit trying to figure out the best place to park, this treasure is hidden just far enough from the road you can't really see it.

I took an educated guess and parked near all the historical signs and a few steps into the grass I spotted the prize in the distance.

I must say what a cool area that is easily missed when driving by, I took a few pictures, wondered about and read the plaques, I was then on my way.

Great virtual cache, I will be sending my email soon. TFTC

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