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by cybermir
(Finds: 10  Score: 29)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 9.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 40° 21.857'   W 074° 57.183'
Lambertville,   Pennsylvania   08530
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 25 Nov 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00C43
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

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

Misc: Drinking water available. Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

THIS IS NOW A LOCATIONLESS CACHE, a find is any example of a public art project similar to the Miles Of Mules

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Similar to the Cow Parade project (where decorated life-sized cow sculptures were placed on public display throughout various worldwide locations) Miles of Mules, is a public arts project where more than 150 decorated, life-sized fiberglass mules will be found roaming through five Pennsylvania Counties (in the vicinity of the Delaware & Lehigh Canals)

The Delaware & Lehigh Canals run through the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon and Luzerne. It was here that anthracite coal was discovered, canals were built and iron was first poured. In the 19th Century mules played an important role in the regions growth by pulling mine cars and towing the canal boats/barges that transported the coal to the markets in New York and Philadelphia. Although this industry no longer exists the mule remains a symbol of this unique heritage.

The objective of this cache is to locate as many of the Miles Of Mules sculptures that are scattered through the Pennsylvanian counties.

The co-ordinates provided will lead you to "The Chairman Of The Barge", but he is not the only mule in the area.
To log a "find" you can either locate the "Chairman" or provide the co-ordinates for another of these creatures.
It would be appreciated if your logs would give a brief description of the mule so that if anyone else wishes to search for it, they can follow your footsteps.

*****PLEASE NOTE***************
As several of the Mules have either been auctioned, moved or stolen I have decided to expand this cache. A FIND can now be ANY EXAMPLE of this type of public art project.

Examples include:

Miles Of Mules, PA
Cow Parade, NYC
Pandamania, Washington DC,
Downtown Dino Days, Wilmington, Delaware
Tour of Turtles Tampa Bay, Florida
Pigs on Parade Seattle, Washington
The Trail of Painted Ponies, New Mexico
Lobster Manie-ia Rockland, Maine
Horse Mania, Lexington, Kentucky
Party Animals, Washington DC

So get out there and start searching!!!!!!!


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I found it! 11 Jul 2011 by  DudleyGrunt  (Finds: 41  Score: 115.5)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 46)
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N 38° 57.665 W 076° 55.960

College Park, MD is the home of the University of Maryland College Park (naturally) and the Maryland Terrapins. I'm not sure how many are left, but at one point they had a similar series of sculptures of Testudo - the Terps's mascot, a diamondback terrapin (turtle).

This one is located at the Riversdale Historic House & Museum. Riversdale, a National Historic Landmark, is a restored, five-part, stucco-covered brick plantation home built between 1801 and 1807. Construction was begun by Henri Stier, a Flemish aristocrat, and was completed by his daughter Rosalie and her husband George Calvert, grandson of the fifth Lord Baltimore and a well-heeled planter and state legislator. Married in 1799, George and Rosalie even spent part of their honeymoon with the George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon before settling on George's tobacco plantation in Prince George's County.

It was from the South Portico of this home, about 2 miles from the battlefield, that Rosalie Stier Calvert reported to have seen several cannonballs with her own eyes during the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814. In reality, she probably saw bright Congreve rockets, used by the British for the first time during the War of 1812. Later, it was the use of these same rockets by the British in the bombardment of Fort McHenry, which inspired the fifth line of the first verse of the United States National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner: "And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air". Learn more at Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine.

A full restoration of the historic house began in 1988. Following the discovery of Rosalie Calvert's letters in the family archives in Belgium, the decision was made to restore the house to its appearance during the period of Rosalie and George Calvert's occupancy, 1801-1838.

Thanks and Happy Trails!
[Modified 2011-07-11 14:25:21]

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I found it! 24 Dec 2007 by  urpickle  (Finds: 1  Score: 3)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
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The coords for one of the miles to mules is N 40° 20.670 W 075° 02.262. Another one is N 40° 19.786 W 075° 03.261. This is a really cool. When I was in Jacksonville, Fl they did the same thing but with mantees.

Note 16 Dec 2004 by  MapLady  (Finds: 35  Score: 131)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 24)
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I found 5 painted cows in a room in the Harrisburg Train Station. I'm not sure whether they came from Harrisburg originally or not, since I couldn't find any information posted about them. You can see them from inside the station or from outside looking through the windows. Coordinates are:
N 40 degrees 15.721 W 76 degrees 52.695

I found it! 13 May 2004 by  MapLady  (Finds: 35  Score: 131)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 24)
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I really enjoyed these mules when they were on display in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton and NE PA before they were auctioned off. At least one of them is still in Wilkes-Barre in front of the Osterhout Free Library at 71 S. Franklin St. This mule's name is "Working Mule" with paintings on it by Joan Schooley of mules working in the coal mines - very appropriate to NE PA. GPS coordinates are N 41 14.746 W 75 53.052.

I found it! 14 Jan 2004 by  bacgmz  (Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)
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Driving down Main Street in Yardley PA. As you pass by the Post Office you will see another of the mules. He is a baby blue in color with little yellow ducks painted all over. (In keeping with Yardley's well known reputation for being very friendly to it's resident duck population at Lake Afton & the Canal)

I found it! 25 Nov 2003 by  bacgmz  (Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)
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Gus The Ghost Hunter.

Walking through the new Union Square area in New Hope. Gus is found at the entrance @ N 40 21.850 W 74 57.229

I found it! 25 Nov 2003 by  bacgmz  (Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)
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A day trip to New Hope & Lambertville. Just walking the streets & came across several of the mules. The Delaware Canal runs through New Hope so several sculptures have been located here. The Chairman was the third mule we spotted.

I found it! 08 Nov 2003 by  bacgmz  (Finds: 7  Score: 19.5)    (Hidden: 12  Score: 36.5)
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In Easton PA, Saturday Nov. 8 for an Olivia Newton-John concert at The State Theatre. Saw the following 4 mules in the vicinity of "The Circle" Didn't have our GPS with us so can't provide co-ordinates, but if anyone else is ever in that area then they should still hopefully be there & clearly visible. Mules were "A Mule To A View", "Craie-Ola".... near the Crayola factory, "Equinox" & "mule a La Mode"


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