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cache type Downtown Statue Tour cache size

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by WhiteUrkel
(Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 53.241'   W 078° 52.759'
Buffalo,   New York   14202
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 01 Jul 2004
Waypoint (Landmark): N011E7
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

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

Misc: No drinking water! Pets are allowed. Parking is a challenge.

Comments:

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A simple virtual cache that was thrown together during down time at the annual Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tourney, June 2004. The cache requires you to visit the statues of three historical figures (within a short proximity of each other), and record the name and some facts on each.

The cache was placed with the streets closed down for the weekend, but traffic will definately be a problem during weekdays. The cache is available 24/7, and the best time would probably be evenings or weekends. The terrain, while easy, is not handicap acessable, hence the 1.5 star rating.
Plenty of paid and free parking nearby, but none in the immediate vicinity of the statues.

HISTORICAL FIGURE NO. 1 N 42 Deg. 53.241' W 078 Deg. 52.759'
  • Name the person:
  • "This tribute is made to him by":

    HISTORICAL FIGURE NO. 2 N 42 Deg. 53.212' W 078 Deg. 52.733'
  • Name the person:
  • Identify position held in 1882:

    HISTORICAL FIGURE NO. 3 N 42 Deg. 53.181' W 078 Deg. 52.744'
  • Name the person:
  • Identify two of the four "occupations" listed. (one can't really be considered an occupation):

    Send the answers to the above questions to me via the navicache.com emailer (click on the little icon next to my username near the top of this page; you must be logged in to do this, or the icon won't be there!). Permission to log not necessary, but logs without an email will be deleted.

    This cache is listed only here on Navicache.com, and GPSgames.org; no where else.


  • NoteAdd a Log Entry

    CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

    I found it! 05 Feb 2011 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
        Open Log:  Personal use only

    Oh why oh why can't I favorite this one like on Frogger? I was in the hood this morning not finding a great deal of caches, and had serendipitously printed out the instructions for this one in the hopes that I wouldn't find City Hall under 150 feet of snow rendering yet another cache in WNY complete inaccessible. I lucked out, as there was only a little for the white stuff impeding an otherwise smooth journey from spot to spot.

    This was a cool little virtual Captain Urkelpants - and actually probably the first time I consciously noted that I was standing on the doorstep to City Hall (so by my logic, it would be the first time ever…logically Szuchie speaking). I found the necessary information without any trouble, and even got to make believe I was a judge. Hey, I needed to park somewhere right!?! Those guys don’t work weekends…hell, they barely work weekdays! Hahaha. Now that wasn’t nice. I shouldn’t have said that. I apologize.

    Anyway, thanks for this cache and for enticing me to finally stop here and explore a little.

    ~Szuchie

    PS - emails answers on the wayyyyyy.

    I found it! 11 Oct 2009 by  jhauser42  (Finds: 8  Score: 24.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
        Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

    I saw this hadn't been logged in over 3 years so I thought I would it would be fun to get another log in there. Went for a bike ride downtown on this cold windy morning and took care of this. Some of the architecture and statuary we have in this city is amazing. Thanks for setting this up!

    I found it! 04 Jun 2006 by  BytemNY  (Finds: 6  Score: 16.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
        Open Log:  Unrestricted

    My mom,daughter and myself did this one today. We had a lot of fun. Thanks for the great virtual cache and we learned some things today.

    Note 18 Jul 2005 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
        Open Log:  Personal use only

    Well, I guess it is really worth putting out Navicache only virtuals, as Exit Mundi is the 6th finder of this cache in slighty over a year. (At least in Buffalo or Rochester, it's worth it). Yeah, I'm sure the coords are off, being downtown with all the tall buildings. I also note the same in my Downtown "Shutterspots" on GPSgames.org. Thanks to all who have visited.

    I found it! 17 Jul 2005 by  Exit Mundi  (Finds: 26  Score: 97)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 17)
        Open Log:  Unrestricted

    We got to the first statue just as the huge downpour started. We managed to find all statues easily, but I must say, unless my GPS was off in accuracy, the coords were somewhat off. Have seen all of these statues many times before. Near the second statue, we had to crouch in the bushes and kick out some homeless people (just kidding LOL) to escape the pouring rain. TFTC and the great walk in the rain.

    I found it! 01 May 2005 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
        Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

    Never really noticed the statues before...

    TFTH.

    (Downtown Buffalo is really deserted on weekends)

    [Modified 2005-05-01 18:08:16]

    I found it! 15 Apr 2005 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
        Open Log:  Personal use only

    Just found the downtown statues. I've been working downtown for 8 years and go to this area once in a while, and never knew these statues were here! It's great having a cache in downtown. I hope someone can place more someday. Email is sent, TFTC.

    I found it! 27 Mar 2005 by  nt101  (Finds: 4  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
        Open Log:  Unrestricted

    Another bit o' local history in an Urkel virtual. Thanks!

    I found it! 12 Jan 2005 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
        Open Log:  Unrestricted

    Gee second to find after Strikeforce1! Only one Urkel cache left to do! This is a heck of a lot better than some of the lame virts that are grandfathered in on the other site. Thanks Urkel.
    MickEMT

    I found it! 05 Jul 2004 by  strikeforce_sunset  (Finds: 45  Score: 177)    (Hidden: 6  Score: 23)
        Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

    Well, I finally got a break and did this today 07/05/04. I saw it on my first page on Saturday and decided I will try and go after it once the “Rock Jam” was over today in downtown Buffalo. I had to take the better-half’s auto, due to loosing the transmission on my transporter yesterday while fixing my cache down in Emery Pk. I hope this is going to be the FTF. If so, it will be three FTF’s and a close second ( by less than three minutes) in back to back finds. Area in need of major CITO after the Rock Jam. Maybe the city will work tonight. If not, we need to convert them ;) to cachers. An email will follow with the answers required. Thanks for the hide. Strikeforce1 *out-and-about*

    Well, it looks like I get the FTF and Log first as well.


     

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