Pennsylvania Tag-o-Rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Skyclad, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. cyclejohn

    cyclejohn Been here awhile

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    I'm on my way.
  2. KnightofNi

    KnightofNi teh 1337 5uxx0r

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    son fo a bitch...

    i even brought my camera so i could go after i get out of work today. it's about 30 min away from me with traffic.

    how do you people have time during the week to go so far to get these?


    and yes, i'm just bitter because i knew what it was from the pic but second guessed myself because of the clues.
  3. KnightofNi

    KnightofNi teh 1337 5uxx0r

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    yes it is. i still don't get the 1779 clue, but based on the other 2 it has to be.

    and since you are in glen mills you are closer than me.
  4. cyclejohn

    cyclejohn Been here awhile

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    :(: :(: Got it; but forgot the cable to download from camera to laptop. Gotta rush home before I get Bruced
  5. cyclejohn

    cyclejohn Been here awhile

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    Got it.
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    The colonial Pennsylvania plantation in Ridley Creek State Park. The sign says Media,PA ; but I think it's actually in Gradyville,PA.
    I hadn't snagged a PA tag in quite a while; then this one pops up less than 15 miles from my home. I thought for sure Sloburban would beat me to it.
    New tag shortly.
  6. cyclejohn

    cyclejohn Been here awhile

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    Here's the new tag:
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    Construction of this very old house was begun in the mid 1600's. The original owner was an ancestor of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
  7. KnightofNi

    KnightofNi teh 1337 5uxx0r

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    so how does 1779 play into it?
  8. thetoecutter

    thetoecutter Cutter of Toes

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    I didn't think he took it that far south so I didn't even look at Ridley till he gave the second clue.

    Funny thing is, Ridley is like 5 min from Slo's house :lol3
  9. KnightofNi

    KnightofNi teh 1337 5uxx0r

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    woot!
    figured it out. i like the way the clues were set-up.
    heading out after work to get it unless someoen posts it before I leave.

    come on 7:00! lol
  10. ndeboy

    ndeboy n00b

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    1779 is just a reference to the colonial period. The flag visible in the original tag is known as the "Betsy Ross Flag," and debuted during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

    It's impossible to attach a single date to that place however, because they also host civil war reenactments (1861-1865) and "Medieval Days," (WTF?)

    Because the place has the word "colonial" in it's name, I tried to direct you to that period, even though googling the date would not yield results for the tag location. I was hoping someone would make the connection and know about the park.

    The second clue was particularly google-friendly.
  11. sloburban

    sloburban Long timer

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    Hey Knightofni, if we were good friends I would wait until 7:05 to post this and just laugh at you knowing you were going for the tag :lol3
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  12. thetoecutter

    thetoecutter Cutter of Toes

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    :rofl
  13. sloburban

    sloburban Long timer

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    New tag


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  14. Hofbrau

    Hofbrau Prosit!

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  15. PSUDad

    PSUDad Adventurer

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    I shoulda checked the thread before the beers. Could have made in there in about 30 minutes. Oh, well, now that the tags are close by, I will pay better attention.
  16. cyclejohn

    cyclejohn Been here awhile

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    Good grab Sloburban, at the Morton Homestead

    http://www.smugmug.com/photos/572206416_N5Grx-L.jpg
    Here's the historical marker from the Morton Homestead. It's on Rt.420 just north of I-95 in Prospect Park.
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    That makes up for your missing Ridley Creek State Park.
    I just got back from cutting 2 lawns. I'm dirty, sweaty and tired. Was gonna get a shower and call it a night. Then I check and see where you put the new tag(how far is that from your house? 1/2 mile?) Should I head back out on the bike?
  17. KnightofNi

    KnightofNi teh 1337 5uxx0r

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    and if we were good friends i'd still punch you in the arm. :rofl

    we got out a bit early today. i should have checked the thread before i left.

    i guess it was your tracks i saw in the grass
    I had a feeling i had gotten bruced :doh

    i'm 0/2 in 3 days with this game.

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  18. sloburban

    sloburban Long timer

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    :D yeah, 1/2 mile from my house. Limited amount of time and I wanted to keep the game moving.
  19. KnightofNi

    KnightofNi teh 1337 5uxx0r

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    and i'm off to get bruced for a 3rd time!

    this time i'm making sure i have a battery in my cam that's charged.
  20. sloburban

    sloburban Long timer

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    I saw tracks in the grass too. I thought for sure someone beat me to the tag also but it must have been cyclejon's tracks