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by Anton
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 61  Score: 256.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 02.821'   W 076° 08.903'
Syracuse,   New York   13202
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 01 Jul 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N002AE
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

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

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


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Take a ride on the Underground Railroad, and log a station. All aboard! Ding-ding! Whoo-whoo!

NOTE: This is a virtual, locationless geocache. There is no box to find, but we think your time will be well spent learning about the Underground Railroad.

The Wesleyan Methodist Church in downtown Syracuse, New York was once a station on the Underground Railroad (URR). Now it's a restaurant called The Mission. Here's a clip from the New York History Net website telling about the unique artifacts that were found in the basement:

"This National Register structure is of definitive significance to American history and to the celebration of freedom; but, there is more to this building. A unique set of art survives within its basement. The art in the basement consists of a series clay faces sculpted on the walls in a passageway beneath the church. The art is the work of unknown artists from an era in which hundreds if not thousands of individuals quietly fled to freedom leaving scant trace of their passage north."

"Refugees are reported to have walked the streets of Syracuse in broad daylight prior to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. However, after this act and prior to the civil war the safety of those making their way to freedom became of more imminent concern, as illustrated by the capture and ultimate rescue of William Henry by citizens of Syracuse, including members of the Wesleyan Methodist congregation, in an event commemorated as the Jerry Rescue."

Here are the rules to log this locationless geocache:

1. Find a documented location on the Underground Railroad, and mark the spot with your GPS receiver. The station you choose must be identified with an historical marker, or be officially identified by a reputable, authoritative organization on their website: museum, government agency, educational institution, nonprofit preservation group, etc.

2. Take a photo showing you with your GPS receiver at the URR station. Take at least one other photo with a good view of the location, an historical marker, or an offical sign. Only original photos taken during your visit will qualify. You may add photos from other sources, but not in place of the two basic photos required to log this cache. You must upload the photos immdiately after submitting your log report.

3. When you submit your log report, be sure to fill in the boxes for the lat-longitude coordinates. Identify the URR station's location by street address, city, and state. Include some information about the station in your log report, and if it has a website, include the url. We all want to learn as much about your station as possible!

4. You may log only one URR station visit for this cache, and that station may appear only once on this cache page. Please check the full list of logs to make sure you are the only player to log your particular station. Duplicates will be deleted, as will sites also logged as, or on, another cache.

If you're in Syracuse, NY, visit this virtual geocache: Jerry & The Abolitionists.


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I found it! 18 Nov 2003 by  Cache Commando  (Finds: 2  Score: 5.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I found a plaque in Vigo county Indiana. Lost Creek Township church. It was used as part of the Under Ground RR. starting in 1847. It was opperated by the Quakers, freed slaves and Indians. Plaque gives the compleat history. I thought this was a realy neat piece of local history. I made a virtual cache here. (GCH86F) I will send you pictures of the plaque when I get them developed. CC

I found it! 15 May 2003 by  Docto  (Finds: 3  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Moscow, Ohio...

This small southern Ohio town was on the border between "North" and "South" in the Civil War (or War of Northern Agression, depending on your point of view).

It was home to abolitionist Robert Fee, as you can see on the sign.

Thanks for a great cache!

  cameraDocto at Moscow sign w/ GPSr

I found it! 15 Mar 2003 by  Hostanut  (Finds: 2  Score: 5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
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Site is the Corbit-Sharp House in Odessa, Delaware. The house whick was built in 1774 was used to hide slaves in cabinets on the 3rd floor.
The web addresses below give more info on the UR in DE.

Hostsnut and Lady H

  cameraCorbit-Sharp House
  cameraCorbit-Sharp sign
  cameraLady H, sign and gps

I found it! 14 Mar 2003 by  Cameron Douglas  (Finds: 37  Score: 126)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

As the interpretive historical marker indicates, the James Canning Fuller home was an underground railroad station.

The James C. and Lydia C. Fuller House is a remarkable example of a very well-preserved Federal-style structure. It stands at 98 West Genesee Street, just west of the main downtown section of the Village of Skaneateles, on the north side of West Genesee Street, just opposite Lakeview
Cemetery and east of Fuller Street.

Fuller, a prominent local Quaker and abolitionist, died in 1847, but the home's new owner, James Allen Root, reportedly continued the abolitionist practices Fuller began in 1839. Interestingly, local Underground Railroad conductor Jermain Loguen was said to be harbored here as he fled Syracuse after the Jerry Rescue.




  cameraHistorical Marker
  cameraHistorical Marker with GPS
  cameraCivil War Monument in Background

I found it! 25 Aug 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found a location on Route 14 approximately 4 miles north of Watkins Glenn. Only a sign exists and indicates that Luther Cleveland and wife sheltered fugitive slaves on their way to Canada.

  cameraUnderground RR1
  cameraUnderground RR2
  cameraUnderground RR3

I found it! 25 Aug 2002 by  Blackpete  (Finds: 406  Score: 1774)    (Hidden: 19  Score: 73)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found a location on Route 14 approximately 4 miles north of Watkins Glenn. Only a sign exists and indicates that Luther Cleveland and wife sheltered fugitive slaves on their way to Canada.

  cameraUnderground RR1
  cameraUnderground RR2
  cameraUnderground RR3

I found it! 04 Jul 2002 by  THE DAM TROLLS  (Finds: 13  Score: 51.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only


This was one of the local stops along the Underground railroad. This was a stop between the south and Wilmington DE. Very nice marker and the original building is still there.

Thanks for the fun, THE DAM TROLLS
[Modified 2005-02-27 22:07:47]

  cameraOLD SIGN


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