The Mollyockett Treasure Hunt: Find the Treasure by Geocaching!
Mollyockett was a Pequawket Indian who lived among and befriended the early settlers of Western Maine. Second only to her medical reputation as the great “Indian doctress,” was Mollyockett’s fame as a storyteller.
She was a welcomed guest at many homes, and some of her tales were passed down through the generations.
Most famous are the “treasure stories.” These include the burying of a kettle of gold in West Paris beneath a trap hung in trees, as well as similar tales involving White Cap in Andover and Hemlock Island in East Bethel.
To begin the hunt …
What is geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices. Navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden with tokens inside at that location.
What do I need to participate?
You need a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache. You can download to your iphone phone by typing “travel compass lite” into your app store’s search bar or for Android “GPS navigation compass.”
Enter the coordinates into your GPS Device. Use the GPS to help locate where the treasure is hidden.
Sign the logbook, take a piece of the treasure within. Leave the rest in place, for the next treasure hunter to find.
Bring your treasure piece to the Bethel Citizen, 19 Main Street, Bethel. The first few to show us their token will receive one gift certificate from an area merchant.
Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
Send your selfies and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post them to our website and Facebook pages, if they don’t give away the location.
Coordinates will be posted in the July 3rd edition of The Bethel Citizen.
Anyone is eligible to join the hunt.
There are multiple pieces of treasure within the geocache to be found, so take one and leave the rest for other hunters.
The geocache is generally hidden in or attached to something else. The cache is not buried below ground, searchers do not need to destroy property to find it, this includes digging up the ground. We reserve the right to discontinue the hunt at any time if public property is disturbed or destroyed.
Searchers also do not need to risk personal injury to find the cache.
All contestants agree that The Bethel Citizen will have no liability whatsoever and will be held harmless of any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize or participation in this contest.
The finders of the Mollyockett Treasure may stop in at The Bethel Citizen office at 19 Main Street, Bethel (behind the town office) to pick up a gift certificate from participating area merchants, until supplies are gone.
Participants grant permission for The Bethel Citizen to use his or her name, photograph, voice, and/or likeness for advertising and/or publicity.