Sherman LbNA # 10334 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Aug 22 2004|
Bring ink pad and pen.
Difficulty: Trails can be steep. You may want to bring water.
Born February 8, 1820 in and raised in Lancaster, Ohio. His father named him Tecumseh Sherman after the Shawnee leader. After his father died, Sherman was taken under the care of Thomas Ewing. Vowing not to raise Sherman with an Indian name, Thomas had Sherman’s name changed to William Tecumseh Sherman. Sherman went on to West Point to graduate an astonishing 6th in his class. He later went on to lead one of the most successful campaigns of the Civil War. After the war his scorn of politics became clear when he refused nomination to run for president. Many believed he would have been a “shoe in” in the election. Sherman died in New York City on February 14, 1891.
Directions: Go to Rising Park on North High Street in Lancaster, Ohio. From Rt. 33 (Memorial Drive), take Fair Avenue east which is uphill. Go through the Broad Street and Fair Avenue intersection which is also one of the entrances into the Fairgrounds. You will be turning left onto North High which is at the base of Mt. Pleasant. Take the park entrance on North High Street at the base of Mt. Pleasant which bears the sign “Rising Park” by the tennis courts.
Clues: Locate the W.C. Miller Memorial and water fountain at the trailhead on the right just as you enter the park. Start here. Go southeast up the hill till you come to an intersection. Now take a compass reading of 275º and proceed up the hill to another intersection. Now take a reading of 285º and proceed, yet again (hang in there, your almost there), up the hill a short distance to some steps. Take the steps to the top and go 6 paces (1 pace = 2 steps) at 279º to a black hand rail. Find the lone black post near this end of the hand rail. Now take a reading of 341º and walk 4 paces to a fair sized pine tree growing between 2 large rocks. Look at the exposed root on the southwest side of the tree under some rocks and pine needles.
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