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    Default Where is that sign?

    There's a famous sign that has names of towns and mileages. I've seen pictures of it but I don't know where it is. No need to get GPS coordinates but some general directions would help.

    The sign reads something like:
    Norway 14 Mi >
    Paris 15 Mi >
    < Mexico 37 Mi
    < Peru 46 Mi

    Thanks, Barry

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    Albany (near North Waterford)
    N44 14.651 W70 47.085

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    There is another similar one over in Casco that has Presidents and distances.
    Madison, Monroe,Lincoln etc... It's a vertual too.

    Cliff

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    ya know, a real geocacher wouldve gone down to Hussies general store, bought the post card and a $4 map. plotted out all the destinations on the map, then averaged out the central location just by guessing from the mileages and the points, then would have driven to the general area (say within about 10 miles) pulled the car over, and pull out the gps, find a road that goes in the general area, then take an immediate left turn into the woods looking for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    ya know, a real geocacher wouldve gone down to Hussies general store, bought the post card and a $4 map. plotted out all the destinations on the map, then averaged out the central location just by guessing from the mileages and the points, then would have driven to the general area (say within about 10 miles) pulled the car over, and pull out the gps, find a road that goes in the general area, then take an immediate left turn into the woods looking for it.

    Ok, here's your challenge: Where is the twin to this sign? Hint: it is not any where near Albany!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    ya know, a real geocacher wouldve gone down to Hussies general store, bought the post card and a $4 map. plotted out all the destinations on the map, then averaged out the central location just by guessing from the mileages and the points, then would have driven to the general area (say within about 10 miles) pulled the car over, and pull out the gps, find a road that goes in the general area, then take an immediate left turn into the woods looking for it.
    Well, I never claimed to be a real geocacher. Of course I could do all that but I needed a picture of the real thing which I couldn't find. I found a lot that are supposed to look like that sign but I wasn't sure. That, and my GPS is on loan and is on its way to Aruba for a week. I figured one of you would have the answer

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    Are you trying to do the Virtual without having to go there. That almost sounds like cheating. Here is the page of that one on the web.
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...1-ac01a55667fd

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhansenme
    There's a famous sign that has names of towns and mileages. I've seen pictures of it but I don't know where it is. No need to get GPS coordinates but some general directions would help.

    The sign reads something like:
    Norway 14 Mi >
    Paris 15 Mi >
    < Mexico 37 Mi
    < Peru 46 Mi

    Thanks, Barry
    It would be in China, Me.
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    Well funny you should ask cause I took a photo of one that is located in South China and I included it in a recent Waymarking category called Small town Big name. It was previously a locationless cache and I transferred it to Waymarking.com. It is located on Rt 32 right near the intersection with Rt 3. Here are the coordinates for it if you are interested and I will include a photo of it was well. Just click on the attached photo for the full screen view.
    N 44 23.646 W 069 34.730
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