N.C. (North Carolina) Safari LbNA # 13698
|Placed Date||May 8 2008|
Ephraim Cutler (1767-1853) arrived in Marietta from Connecticut in 1795. Prominent in southeast Ohio, Ephraim was appointed judge of the court of common please and justice of the peace, surveyed land for the Ohio Company and was a trustee for the Ohio University. In 1802 Cutler was chosen as a Washington County delegate to Ohio's constitutional convention in Chillicothe. A contested issues at the convention was whether to permit or exclude slavery in the new state of Ohio. As a member of the committee that introduced Article VIII, or the bill of rights of Ohio's constitution, Cutler drafted section 2, which specifically excluded slavery or involuntary servitude in Ohio on the basis that the Ordinance of 1787 forbade it. The section passed through the convention by one vote. Veto Lake was named for Cutler's role in having slavery vetoed in Ohio. (Kinda long story to tell story of naming of Veto lake Eh?)
NOTE: Replaced with new box 5/8/08
Find the wide spot in the road of Barlow Ohio located west of Marietta, Oh about 13 miles on H.W. 550 or about 5 miles west on
H.W. 7 and 9 miles north of Belpre, Oh on H.W. 339.
Difficulty: Very easy
Terrain: Drive up then a fairly short walk on flat ground.
Time: Less than 25 minutes after you park.
Distance: Less than 200 yards from car to quest and back again.
Please bring your stamp, a stamp pad, pen and an old rag to wipe off the box/your hands.
From the flashing light at Barlow head south on 339 for approximately 4 miles to the hamlet of Veto at County Road 3 (Veto Road). Turn left on Veto Road and go approximately 1 mile, passing the boat launching area on the left and then turn left onto Lake Road. Go 4/10 mile to where the road starts bending right but if you went straight ahead you would run into a closed gate. Drive up to that gate and stop. Get out of your car and go around the gate to the other side. Go 68 steps on down the top of the dam and stop. To your left should be the trunk of a tree that bends over the top of the earthen dam. At the base of this tree, behind a vine and under a stone and bark you will find N.C. Safari. Discretely get the box and do the stamping. When finished, reseal the bag and box well and return the box to its hiding spot and conceal it well. If you walk on down the dam a short way you will get a good view of the spillway where I have observed water, 3' deep, cascading over the top. Veto Keeper letterbox is located close by and there are several other boxes in the vicinity. Have a fun day letterboxing.