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Statystyka skrzynki
Taft Memorial & Carillon - OU0195

 Not Who You May Think

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 38° 53.566' W 77° 00.660' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > District of Columbia
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 13 October 2009
 Date Created: 29 November 2010
 Last Modified: 30 November 2010
 Waypoint: OU0195

 


{{found}} 5 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
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2657 Visitors
4 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
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Description   EN   

Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 - July 31, 1953), of the Taft political family of Ohio, was a Republican United States Senator and as a prominent conservative spokesman was the leading opponent of the New Deal in the Senate from 1939 to 1953. He led the successful effort by the Conservative coalition to curb legal favoritism for labor unions but failed in his quest to win the Presidential nomination of the candidate of the Republican Party in 1940, 1948 and 1952. (Wikipedia)

 

THIS MEMORIAL TO
ROBERT A TAFT
PRESENTED BY THE
PEOPLE TO THE CONGRESS
OF THE UNITED STATES
STANDS AS A TRIBUTE
TO THE HONESTY
INDOMITABLE COURAGE
AND HIGH PRINCIPLES OF
FREE GOVERNMENT
SYMBOLIZED BY HIS LIFE
Robert A. Taft
IF WE WISH TO MAKE DEMOCRACY
PERMANENT IN THIS COUNTRY
LET US ABIDE
BY THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
LAID DOWN IN THE CONSTITUTION
LET US SEE THAT THE
STATE IS THE SERVANT
OF ITS PEOPLE AND THAT THE
PEOPLE ARE NOT THE SERVANTS
OF THE STATE

 

I discovered this memorial while on a "virtual tour" of Washington and thought it would make good one.

There is a LOG PASSWORD for this cache (AABBBB).

AA=number of stars around the eagle on east side
BBBB=last name of Vice President of the foundation (CAPS)

This cache was originally listed on TerraCaching.com.  Based on the news of their impending shutdown, it will now be exclusively listed on OpenCaching US. 

Thanks to Gecko Dad for pointing a rather significant error with the original listing, that no other finder had pointed out AND for reminding me of it when I had not addressed it.


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Log Entries    {{found}} 5x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 11 January 2015 sorahl Found it

It was a little too cold for catching today, but who has that ever kept from doing it? Thanks for showing me this monument.

1 02 November 2013 sfcchaz Found it

Well it was such a nice day and I had nothing planned so I decided to come to DC and grab a few caches. I ended up finding 6: 4 Terracaches and 2 Opencaching.us caches while logging 5.5 miles on the trek on foot.

I had a little trouble with the CC. The inscription in the dark marble was almost impossible to see with my sunglasses on. Even with the sunglasses off and 3 feet from the inscription, it was still difficult to make out.

After getting the required information I was off AND forgot the picture. Anyway be the time I remembered I was about 1,000 feet from the memorial, but made my way to a location that I could snap a picture. Sorry about that. TFTC

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
pic from afar :)
pic from afar :)

1 06 July 2013 tripman1 Found it

After a capital tour I grabbed this one as well.  Thanks Dudley Grunt for placing these caches.

1 13 June 2012 k3iv Found it

I enjoyed finding this relaxing spot.  The metal plates in the nearby Constitution Ave. certainly do make a racket when cars drive over them.  It's a shame to have to have so much security these days!  TFTC.

3 03 January 2011 SoccerFanatics Comment

Since I found this cache when it was a terracache, not sure whether I want to claim it again as an OC. But it's an amazingly large monument almost completely hidden by surrounding trees.