Painesville Chapel is located in Franklin, Wisconsin and has a colorful history. Built in`1852 by German emigrants, it is thought to have been a stopover on the underground railroad, as well as a depot during the Civil War.
Adjacent to the chapel is an old cemetery. I always like to wander through the cemeteries and read the headstones. You can see how the main street is now built right next to the chapel and cemetery.
Of course we were on a mission at the Painesville Chapel. We didn't just happen upon it by chance. It's also the location of a 3 part multi geocache GC1G1PM.
One unfortunate family lost 3 children at very young ages but I can't show you their headstones because they are used as clues......
After gathering up the needed information we headed to our final location. We found this doll laying nearby. I still don't know if this was related to the cache or not but...
..... Lou finally made the find!
I want to stress that the purpose of the geocache being at this location was to bring people to the area and learn about the history. At no time is there any need to disturb any of the graves or markers. Nothing in the cemetery area needs to be touched. It was a fun cache and a great way to learn some history about the area.
What a lovely place to explore! :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like you had lots of fun. I can't wait to get back out and cache again. Thanks for a great story.ReplyDelete
Pretty church and a great way to explore a historic area.ReplyDelete
Hi Kim! Oh, this sounds like a great day. Again, I love the old cemeteries too! Now the cacheing sound pretty fun! Thanks for popping in to my Kiki blog and no ma'am! Don't you knock on my door during the dead of night. Well, if I looked out and saw it was you, it'd be okay! :) Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Be a sweetie,
What a charming and history rich adventure for cacheing, Kim.ReplyDelete
Very cool Kim, except for the doll, that was just a bit too creepy! Yikes!ReplyDelete