Trogdor!! The Burninator LbNA # 32582 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jul 4 2007|
|Location||South Coventry, CT|
|Planted By||The Mailman|
|Found By||Rock Island|
|Last Found||Aug 18 2011|
This letterbox is missing. Summer '08
Trogdor!! The Burninator
Placed by The Mailman and Rush Gatherer.
Our favorite Internet cartoon website is www.homestarrunner.com. Here you'll find such characters as Homestar Runner, The Cheat, Marzipan and the star of the series, Strong Bad. The website features Strong Bad answering email from his fans. In one popular episode, Strong Bad answers an email asking him, "Can you draw a dragon? I want to see your skills of an artist." The result is Trogdor, The Burninator. Trogdor starts off with your basic 'S', and is completed with winglings, beefy arms, consumate V's and of course, majesty lines. For a great laugh and to learn more about the antics of Strong Bad and his friends, be sure to visit www.homestarrunner.com. Trogdor can be found on the email entitled "Dragon".
To find the Trogdor letterbox, first find The Bidwell Tavern which is located in historic South Coventry Village at 1260 Main Street on Route 31. Park in front of The Bidwell (or behind it in the extended parking area). Walk directly across the street (Rt. 31) to the historic remains of The Tracy Shoddy Mill in Mill Brook Park. The Tracy Shoddy Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a fine example of an early quarried stone structure. You can read more about the history of the mill on the interpretive sign in front of the structure.
Standing in front of this sign describing the mill, take a compass reading of 180 degrees (due south). Walk ten steps (five paces) in the southerly direction through the archway of the structure to a cluster of four large quarried stone blocks on your left. Look underneath a small pile of rocks in between the last two stone blocks to find "Trogdor, The Burninator." These ruins seemed an appropriate spot for our fire-breathing friend. (Did it have a "thatched roof"?)
The stamp was carved by Rush Gatherer. After stamping in, please be sure to replace the small rocks so the letterbox cannot be seen by others.
If you take the small path to the left of Tracy Mill which leads behind the structure, you will find the rest of Mill Brook Park which includes picnic tables and a small stream with a lovely bridge. If you haven't visited The Bidwell Tavern, it is a great place for food, drink and music; it also hides "The Road to Happiness" Letterbox!