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Traditional Geocache

Don't Leave Mr. Chrysler!

A cache by iowafalconer
Hidden : 9/3/2007
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Easy hide located in a memorial park to Walter P. Chrysler of Chrysler Motors fame.

Originally called Gazebo Park, this park was dedicated to Walter P. Chrysler. Mr. Chrysler became a superintendant of Chicago & Great Western Railroad of the Oelwein Shops in 1907. Chrysler's fascination of machines led him to purchase a locomobile, which Chrysler subsequently took apart and put back together to learn how it works. According to DaimlerChrysler company lore and contrary to local gossip, Chrysler was content to be a railroad man, but a conflict with supervisor at the railroad sealed his fate. He would move on and develop Chrysler Motors - the rest is, well, history.

Muggle & Safety caution - this is just off a state highway (it is NOT hidden on the highway despite what your GPS says!)

On a historical side note the garage at N42-41.115 W091-54.686 is rumored to be the building (or location) where where Chrysler disassembled and reassembled the Locomobile. (THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY - PLEASE DO NOT TRESPASS!) This is given in the event you want to drive by on the public street and see.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 7/23/2014 2:17:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:17 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum