Picking Apples with Sarah Hitch-hiker Hostel  LbNA # 19101

Owneroldhounder & Siamese        
Placed DateOct 31 2005
CountyMystery
Location???, MA
Boxes1
Found By???
Last UpdateJun 17 2009

Clues

Stamp hand-carved by Choi.
Time: 40 minutes roundtrip, not counting time at the box.
Difficulty: If oldhounder can get to it, you and your kids can too.
Problems? Contact the placer.

You don’t have to do anything with the hitch-hikers, if you don’t want to. You can treat this box as a regular letterbox or, if you want to exchange hitchhikers, you can.

Leave at least one hitch-hiker for each one you take, up to the box’s capacity, stamping in all the appropriate places. It is a large box, seeded with two hitch-hikers and therefore should always have at least two hitch-hikers in it.

This is not really a mystery. Contacting the first Orchard Master will give you enough information to locate the beginning of your quest…with very little detective work.

To go apple picking with Sarah, contact each of the Orchard Masters listed below and ask them, “Boxer, can you spare a clue?” Order the clues according to the listing.

Choi

Lazy Letterboxer

Kilroy

Mark and Sue

Rubaduc

Scarab of The Doubtful Guests

Team Randalstik

Uneksia

Irrelevant trivia: A hit song for Bing Crosby in 1932, "Brother can you spare a dime" by E.Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney, is the story of hard-working men deprived of a livelihood during The Great Depression.

Sarah was a real person, a Native American, whose community of farmers and orchard keepers was peaceful and “Christianized.” They held a grant from the white man’s court to live on the land. Yet, when King Philip’s (Metacomet’s) War broke out, paranoia among the whites ran rampant and Sarah’s people were forcibly removed to an ocean harbor island. Over the ensuing winter most of them died. The few survivors finally were allowed to return to their land only to find most of it taken by their former white neighbors. Sarah, the last of the tribe, sold the remaining land to a tavern owner in return for a warm deathbed. The orchard remains.