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William Henry Patterson - OU01BE

 In Hills and Dales Park in the Oakwood/Kettering (Dayton), Ohio area.

Hidden by  5BizzyBs

N 39° 42.917' W 84° 11.180' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Ohio
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 31 December 2008
 Date Created: 09 December 2010
 Last Modified: 31 December 2010
 Waypoint: OU01BE
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Description   EN   

This cache is cross listed from the TerraCache, created on 12/31/2008

The coordinates will take you to a monument to William Henry Patterson sitting astride a huge horse in Hills and Dales Park in the Oakwood/Kettering area.
There is a parking area near the monument.
Wheelchair access may be limited due to stairs.

Look for a paragraph about Patterson at the base of the monument.


There are TWO (2) Logging Requirements as follows

1.) Photo: Take a photo of yourself or your GPSr with the monument and upload it onto your online Found It log.

2.) Log Passord: In all CAPS, the 5th word in the 3rd line down of the paragraph at the base of the monument.
. . . . . . . The Log Password is 5 letters long.
The Log Password is required in order to submit your online Found It.

There are 4 other figures to the left and right of Patterson and his horse.
Can you identify the 4 figures?
One of them is NOT the figure who appears on the obverse of a U.S. dime, but does resemble him/her.
(This is not needed to claim the cache, but would be something very interesting to learn about.)

History of Hills and Dales Park

John Henry Patterson (1844 - 1922), chairman of National Cash Register Company, believed that education and outdoor exercise were the pillars of good health for not only himself, but also his employees. He began a relationship with the Olmsted Brothers in 1894 after developing a strong appreciation for their “natural school” of landscaping gardening.

Hills & Dales Park must have been a novel experience for most Daytonians when it opened in 1907. With its carefully designed meadows, water and woods, it was meant to recreate in gardens the perfection found in nature. It was intended to provide a place for city dwellers to conveniently enjoy beautiful natural scenery and obtain relief from the nervous strain of urban life.

In its early days, park goers could take a short ride from the city and be immersed in nature. They strolled walking paths on foot or horse. They picked blackberries, wild strawberries, May apples, walnuts and hickory nuts and ate them on the grounds. They lingered near wading pools and picnicked in Adirondack camps.

Since then, the original character of the site has been transformed by years of vegetation growth and the addition of new park features, including a Patterson memorial and a golf course in what was once a series of open meadows and a Polo course.

The park became a MetroPark in 1999


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

1 08 March 2014 mutt- Found it

Was around playing some ingress and just had to get this one.



Didnt have my gps unit with me but did snag a picture of myself

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
My Image
My Image

1 10 August 2012 Bernoulli Found it

I had never been here before - thanks for bringing me to the Hills and Dales!

We really enjoyed this park and this area.  I really didn't know much about him except what I knew about NCR so this was a nice history lesson.

Thanks for this nifty little virtual!

OCUS find #6

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
The Memorial with Caden and his gps
The Memorial with Caden and his gps

1 11 January 2012 TommyGator Found it

I don't get over this way very much so I used this Virtual Cache as the opportunity to come over and look around.  I'd seen pictures of this place before and have wanted to come visit, and today was the day.  Just as I pulled up, a muggle pulled up too and just sat there.  But, this is a Virtual, so who cares!  Went out, took a few pics, gathered the required data, took another look around, and was off.  Neat place!  TFTVC!
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Hero on Horseback
Hero on Horseback

1 13 August 2011 Recommendation DJCreekCachers Found it

After a night of searching for Zombies at Caesar Creek State Park, I made my way over to Hills and Dales Metropark in Dayton, OH.  This was my first visit to the park and had it not been for this geocache, I may never have come.  That would have been a pity because Hills and Dales Metropark is wonderful.  I can't wait to come back again in the near future.  The monument is so big.  It is definately not something one would expect to see around the Dayton area.  Thanks for creating this geocache.  Thanks to 5BizzyBs for creating it. TFTC!
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Doyle at Patterson Monument
Doyle at Patterson Monument
View of Patterson Monument
View of Patterson Monument
View from the monument
View from the monument

1 10 April 2011 littlepod Found it

I was here a while ago for the terra but made the trip back today. TFTC.
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Littlepod with William Henry Patterson
Littlepod with William Henry Patterson