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Postmarked | Faithful to my Master

A cache by seldom|seen
Hidden : 1/28/2008
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Another cache tribute to my good friend QWERTY who may move soon to a smaller town and become his own Master... When we were out recently he brought this great story to my attention and I decided that it needed to be shared with the rest of you.

First, the coordinates will take you to another place he showed me where his former Master (for a brief period) left his stamp on the world. In order to find the subject of this story you will need to answer these questions about this Master and add to this N44°16.ABC W88°22.DEF

A: Number of Stamps at the first WP.
B: Number of years old at the time of Master's demise. [How else am I supposed to get this number in there?]
C: Number of FULL years this Master served as Master.

D: This Master began his tenure in the 19_0's.
E: This Master served most of his tenure when he was in his _0's
F: This Master served _ days in his last year of tenure.

Answering these will get you to the right place.

This is the story of Bing:

On the morning after his master was buried, his dog "Bing" appeared laying on top of his grave. He would not leave and lay there until he died, eight days later. Lavahn and Arlene Ballard tried to feed him, however he would not eat. When Earl Ballard came out and found Bing dead on the grave he contacted the wife of the deceased who instructed him to bury the faithful dog there. Earl Ballard buried Bing on top of his master's vault, while his two daughters (Lavahn Miles and Arlene Maves) watched. A statue of a dog resembling Bing was placed on Bing's grave.

Everything was normal until 1963, when a red scarf appeared around the dog's neck. Each week it is replaced with a different color scarf until late fall when a Christmas wreath is put around his neck until spring when the scarf's appear again. This has been happening since 1963 and is still occurring today.

UPDATE: Revised clues below.

To get to the final, take Bing's Master's age of death plus the age difference between Bing's Master and his wife when they passed and add them to your present North. Then take the age difference between the Master and his wife, multiply that by 30, and add it to your present West.

when you fing bing, note the color of his scarf so you can post it in your log.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ahyy = 0

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
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 4/7/2014 1:22:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:22 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum