WSQ 04/05 SCC Riverside / Town of Almon
In Wisconsin, United States
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This is a cemetery cache. Please be discrete and respectful. Please share your observations and experiences in your log.
This cache will take you to the Town of Almon cemetery. From there, you will travel the short distance to Riverside cemetery.
The posted coordinates will take you to a "petrified;" a type of marker you have become familiar with if you have done other caches in this series. This particular marker has nearly become one with the trees around it, and marks the final resting spot of Frank Mattes.
Take the DAY of his death and let this number equal AB.
Take the YEAR of his death and let that number equal CDEF.
The cache is located at:
N 44 53.(F)(F-A)(F)
W 89 01.(D)(B)(E)
[The parentheses just separate the numbers. You do not need to multiply.]
There are many rural cemeteries in Wisconsin. Geocaching is a great way to get out and see some of these remote places, discover some interesting and unique markers, and to help ensure that those that have gone before us are not forgotten. With cemetery caches, the cache container is not hidden on or connected in any way to any grave site or marker. Occasionally, some information from a marker may be used to obtain final cache coordinates. Please be respectful of the cemetery and anyone visiting it.
About the WSQ-SCC Series
WSQ stands for "Wisconsin Spirit Quest, which is used by many Wisconsin cemetery cache owners. SCC stands for Shawano County Cemeteries, and the number between the two represents the location of the cemetery on a master map, which you can find by clicking HERE. The name after SCC is the name of the Township, then comes the name of the cemetery.
There are 99 cemeteries in Shawano County, and nearly all now have geocaches in them, bringing new visitors to these places to remember those who have gone before us. You just might find a long-lost relative or two.
These caches are designed to be easy to find, are usually a container and log only, and focus on “forgotten,” out-of-the-way, rural cemeteries. Also, any multi-stage caches are designed to bring you to special features of a particular cemetery.
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Last Updated: on 6/25/2015 4:03:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:03 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum