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KDubs
09-26-2008, 09:40 AM
Leatherman once roamed Connecticut and New York from 1858 to 1889. He traveled a 365-mile loop between the Connecticut and Hudson rivers. Approximately every month he would repeat his journey. The man spoke primarily with grunts or gestures and dressed in crudely stitched leather from his hat to his shoes. The suit was made of soft-tanned calfskin leather and weighed about sixty pounds. He would sleep outside year-round mostly in caves around Connecticut and New York.

There are many geocaches at locations of Leatherman caves including one at his supposed tombstone in New York. I own two of them in Conncecticut and wanted to combine his interesting story with my first venture into creating a Geocoin.

The net result is the "Leather Man's Circuit Geocoin" which is a commemorative to this early geocacher. On the front is the Leather Man with his date of birth and death. On the back is a map of his ciruit, with a leather-texture background.

I have some left and set up a site for those that want to purchase some. Note that if you want more than 5, please send me an e-mail to confirm I still have some in quantity. Same thing if you see this post beyond the middle of October since I assume they will move fast. I only made 250 and was able to get the custom icon.

Order here
http://members.aol.com/KerryWills/lman.htm

A bookmark of Leatherman caves and cachs is also linked. I personally own two and they are amazing caves.
http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=b2428b86-7f97-450f-8f8e-1e9571415f2c

balinda
09-26-2008, 11:56 AM
We did one of the Leatherman caches off the Saw Mill Parkway in NY. It's hard to imagine what the places looked like 200 years ago.

KDubs
09-26-2008, 12:03 PM
I have found 8 and I always think about that. At a geocaching event I met a person (Dan Deluca) who is writing a book on the Leatherman. He actually showed me a few new spots where I planed some caches.

EMSDanel
09-27-2008, 07:52 AM
Is this coin trackable at geocaching.com? Doesn't look like that is so...

WhereRWe?
09-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Is this coin trackable at geocaching.com? Doesn't look like that is so...

Dan -

Click on the order link (http://members.aol.com/KerryWills/lman.htm). It says "All coins are trackable on www.Geocaching.com and have their own custom icon".

;);)

KDubs
09-29-2008, 05:33 AM
That is correct - is also shows the icon that you will see

EvilHomer
09-29-2008, 07:50 AM
Probably a dumb question, but is there any connection to the "LEATHERMAN" tool that most of us are familiar with?

KDubs
09-30-2008, 06:11 PM
I am not sure if they made it in his namesake or for some other reason.

Ekidokai
11-07-2008, 11:40 AM
I believe it is. I know a place that sells them and a while back I saw a story about him on a display for the tools.

masterson of the universe
11-07-2008, 03:26 PM
Dan -

Click on the order link (http://members.aol.com/KerryWills/lman.htm). It says "All coins are trackable on www.Geocaching.com (http://www.Geocaching.com) and have their own custom icon".

;);)

That link appears to have stopped working as of Halloween per AOL. Here's a link that displays a picture of the coin with Kerry's email address if you want to place an order. http://newgeocoins.blogspot.com/2008/08/leatherman-geocoin.html

KDubs
11-09-2008, 08:19 PM
Go here if you want them...

http://store.ctcachers.com/LeatherManGeocoin2008/ (http://store.ctcachers.com/LeatherManGeocoin2008/)

Ekidokai
12-03-2008, 01:24 PM
I got mine a couple of weeks ago and it's great.

hide_from_the_kids
12-04-2008, 08:08 AM
:di Ordered One Today.

KDubs
12-04-2008, 04:14 PM
Will ship yours tomorrow and I still have a few left!

hide_from_the_kids
12-09-2008, 09:26 AM
Thank You I Recieved It Today. Looks Real Nice. But I Have One Question : He Was Only 33 Years Old Or Is That The Years He Walked The Circuit?

KDubs
12-12-2008, 01:34 PM
I think that's how old he was - he got cancer in his mouth and was found in one of his caves in NY. He is buried in a cemetery in Ossining, NY (and of course there is a cache there for him)

lexmano
12-14-2008, 10:03 PM
He ran the route for 33 years.

Here is a link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherman_(vagabond)

KDubs
12-23-2009, 06:14 AM
Well folks - back by popular demand, I just made another 100 Leather Man geocoins. The link above no longer works so here is the story...

Leatherman once roamed SW Connecticut and SE New York from 1858 to 1889. He traveled a 365-mile loop between the Connecticut and Hudson rivers. Approximately every month he would repeat his journey. The man spoke primarily with grunts or gestures and dressed in crudely stitched leather from his hat to his shoes. The suit was made of soft-tanned calfskin leather and weighed about sixty pounds. He would sleep outside year-round mostly in caves around Connecticut and New York.

There are many geocaches at locations of Leatherman caves including one at his supposed tombstone in New York. I own two of them in Conncecticut and wanted to combine his interesting story with my first venture into creating a Geocoin.

The net result is the "Leather Man's Circuit Geocoin" which is a commemorative to this early geocacher. On the front is the Leather Man with his date of birth and death. On the back is a map of his ciruit, with a leather-texture background. These coins are trackable on GC.com with a unique icon.

http://www.ctcachers.com/images/kdubs/lmancoin.jpg

I am asking $8 each plus S&H ($3.00 for 1-3, $4 for 4-5, e-mail for others). If you want some, please paypal me at KerryWills@aol.com (KerryWills@aol.com).

Thanks
Kerry