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Multi-cache

Slinger's Obelisk On The Yellowstone Trail

A cache by zuma!
Hidden : 8/14/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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The first stage of this multicache first takes you to the small Rosenheimer cemetery, which is located right on the Yellowstone Trail. The Yellowstone Trail went right through Slinger, on what is now highway 175.

The Rosenheimer cemetery is dominated by a large obelisk in the cemetery, and is surrounded by the stones of later generations of people of in the Rosenheimer family. They likely had their own cemetery since they were Jewish and most of the other nearby burial places were part of Christian churches.

Lehman Rosenheimer and his family arrived from Addison, and immediately started a general store, tavern, and several other businesses. He is described as, "undoubtedly Schleisingerville's most prominent and influential businessman." His business included merchandising cattle, grain, hides, butter, eggs and other farm products. In 1860 and 1867, he enlarged his store. He bought real estate and expanded his business interests to farm implements, a brewery, a lumber yard, banking and a grain elevator. He was called the "Merchant Prince of Washington County" when he died. His house remains at 206 W. Washington St. The graves of Rosenheimer and his wife and many of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are in a small cemetery along Washington Street, which is the old Yellowstone Trail.

The final cache is about 3/4 mile away, at these coordinates:

43.19.ABC
88.17.DEF

A = 5
B = The third digit of the year Lehman Rosenheimer was born.
C = The fourth digit of the year John Rosenheimer died.
D = The second digit of Lehman Rosenheimer' date of birth.
E = The fourth digit of the year Lehman Rosenheimer died.
F = E


Yellowstone Trail

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

qbja ybj

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 8/31/2014 9:14:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4:14 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum