City of Laurel Walking Tour - Site 2 - Laurel Cotton Mill & Dam
założona przez DudleyGrunt
N 39° 06.587' W 76° 51.477' (WGS84)
Współrzędne w innych systemach
Lokalizacja: United States > Maryland
Typ skrzynki: Multicache
Status: Gotowa do szukania
Data ukrycia: 21 February 2012
Data utworzenia: 21 February 2012
Ostatnio zmodyfikowano: 21 September 2014
This the third of a series of various types of caches, centered around the the City of Laurel Walking Tour (CLWT). The walking tour highlights various historic sites in the city and was launched in 2006 as a cooperative effort between the City of Laurel and the Laurel Museum.
Site 2 - Laurel Cotton Mill and Dam
From the CLWT brochure and marker - Nicholas Snowden built a grist mill on this site in 1811, using water from the Patuxent River to poer the mill. In 1824, the building was converted into a cotton mill. Snowden's son-in-law, Horace Capron, enlarged the mill in 1836 to produce canvas duck for Baltimore clipper ship sails and Conestoga wagon covers. The mill burned in 1855 and rebuilt in 1856 with automatic sprinklers. The mill was the largest employer in Laurel in the late 19th century. The remnants of the mill, dam and millrace can be seen on the Riverfront Park Trail.
This will be a fairly short six stage mult-cache. All but the final will be along a paved or wooden walkway. Technichally, you can visit the preliminary waypoints / stages in any order, but my listed order will probably result in the least distance and less back tracking.
The final is in a wooded area at N 39 06.ABC W 76 51.XYZ.
Stage 1 - Laurel Factory: Prince George's County's Only Mill Town - At the listed coordinates, find the clipping from the "Baltimore American". It is dated June 2_, 1855. The missing digit = Z.
Stage 2 - Laurel Cotton Mill and Dam - The Site 2 marker. The main body of the plaque is made up of 9 lines of text. Which line ends in the word "MILL"? Line # = C.
Stage 3 - Laurel Harnessed the River to Power the Cotton Mill (I) - Find the width of the dam. The sum of the digits = A.
Stage 4 - Water From the Dam Powered the Cotton Mill - Number of buttons on George Nye's coat - Y.
Stage 5 - Laurel Harnessed the River to Power the Cotton Mill (II) - One paragraph starts with, "According to newspaper reports in 185_..." The missing digit = X. Water powered how many overshot wheels? This number minus one = B.
Stage 6 - The final!
|Parking||N 39° 06.595'|
W 76° 51.535'
|Recommended - End of Main Street.|
|Punkt wirtualny||N 39° 06.579'|
W 76° 51.445'
| CLWT Site 2 - Laurel Cotton Mill and Dam |
|Punkt wirtualny||N 39° 06.623'|
W 76° 51.486'
|Laurel Harnessed the River to Power the Cotton Mill (I) (sign)|
|Punkt wirtualny||N 39° 06.596'|
W 76° 51.558'
|Water From the Dam Powered the Cotton Mill (sign)|
|Punkt wirtualny||N 39° 06.613'|
W 76° 51.638'
|Laurel Harnessed the River to Power the Cotton Mill (II) (sign)|
|Punkt końcowy||N ?? ??????|
W ?? ??????
| N 39 06.ABC|
W 76 51.XYZ
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20 September 2014 DudleyGrunt Komentarz
Stopped by today and found the cache - mostly in good shape. Log wa slightly damp and I was showing myself about 70 feeet off. I'll make some addtional visits in the near future and see if it was an anomoly or if I need to update them. The first 2 finders didn't seem to have any trouble, so hopefully, it was just poor reception today.
Adding a clue, though.
[I had actually done the full multi today and ended up entering the coords wrong. If you solve for them correctly, you should be good.]
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