+KelticFrog Posted January 11, 2006 Share Posted January 11, 2006 (edited) I don't read the forum posts every day so I'm not sure that anyone has discussed this topic before (I'm sure someone will tell me if they have). As a local New England history aficionado, I'd like to make a personal appeal that cachers not place caches in, on or near historical stone walls. If you're not familiar with this New England (and other place) phenomenon, New England is crisscrossed by literally thousands of miles of stone walls. Part of the legacy of being in a glacial area. Many of these walls are hundreds of years old and many of them are located in very remote areas where there is little other evidence of mans presence. Placing caches in or near these walls, while seemingly very convenient, invites searchers to inadvertently damage or destroy sections of these walls. It is very tempting to disturb the stones looking for the cache and it is very difficult to then replace the stones in exactly the same way. Perhaps the most destructive situation occurs then the cache is not in, but is near a wall and the cache goes missing. The actions of frustrated searchers can ultimately destroy a wall that may have stood since colonial times. Not only is this a tragedy, it may even be illegal. It is in many Rhode Island communities. If you must hide a cache near a stone wall, please place a prominent disclaimer in your cache description that the cache is not in the wall. Edited January 11, 2006 by KelticFrog Quote Link to comment
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