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Statystyka skrzynki
A Miner Distraction - OU0833

 There is miner interest in your package.

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N 48° 59.935' W 122° 15.891' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Washington
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 02 June 2015
 Date Created: 02 June 2015
 Last Modified: 04 June 2015
 Waypoint: OU0833


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Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Listed on OCNA Only Contains Advertising 

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Description   EN   

Why is there a statue of a gold-panning miner here?

"In 1897, gold was discovered in the mountains nearby and Sumas quickly grew to more than 2,000 residents as gold miners and mining suppliers moved in. After the gold rush subsided and trees were cleared, the town began to shrink and businesses shifted to support the growing farming industry surrounding the town. Dairy farms sprouted in the valley and still play an important role in the area's economy. The farmers, many of Dutch origin, and other area towns further tamed the flood prone valley with a series of dikes and channels. This opened the valley to an abundance of dairy and crop farming. Today, Sumas hosts several forest products businesses as well as businesses supporting farms in the surrounding area."

- Wikipedia

So there you go, the sleepy little border-burg of Sumas WA has a "rich" history represented by this fun statue located at a small but often busy business.

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1 07 June 2015 brilang Found it

FTF! Sweet!