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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

The Healing Field

Hidden : 9/7/2009
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Healing Field
I was in the Quad Cites when my dad mentioned the Healing Field service was to be held at the All Veterans Memorial in the Davenport Memorial Cemetery. I suggested we go over and check out the All Veterans Memorial. It was well worth the trip.

The posted coordinates are for the All Veterans Memorial in the Davenport Memorial Cemetery. While looking at the memorial please be respectful of your surroundings and follow the appropriate rules of the cemetery.

The All Veterans Memorial:
The memorial was dedicated on September 18, 1994 to every man, woman and child who has served our country from the Revolutionary War through the Persian Gulf War. The memorial consists of a dedication stone, five triangular granite columns with sloped tops dedicated to each of the five branches of the military and five V-shaped granite monuments that have been laser etched with scenes form all the different wars. When viewed from the air these monuments form a pentagon shape.

To Find The Cache:
You will need to go to the All Veterans Memorial and look at the various monuments dedicated to the different wars and gather some information. The final is located not far away at N 41° 34.??? W 090° 33.??? The last three digits of the north and west coordinates can be found by answering the following questions and then adding the answers together.



NORTH
_____ Revolutionary War: Add the day of the month in the date shown to the number of stars showing on both flags.
_____ War of 1812: Add the number of horses shown to the number of star points showing on the flag.
_____ Mexican War: Add the number of horses silhouetted in the middle to the number of stars showing on the flag to their right.
_____ Civil War: Add the day of the month in the date shown to the number of stars showing on the flag above Fort Sumter.
_____ Spanish-American War: Add the number of horses clearly shown (not silhouetted) to the number of men charging up San Juan Hill (bottom right).
_____ World War I: Add the number of people clearly depicted to the number of flying machines shown in the upper right.

_____ Total
- 052
=________ North Coords

WEST
_____ World War II Pacific: Add the number on the bow of the destroyer (USS Juneau?) to the number of flying planes.
_____ World War II Europe: Add the number of deployed parachutes to the number letters in the German phrase.
_____ Korean War: Add the number of deployed parachutes to the number of flying machines.
_____ Vietnam War: Add the number of the Swift Boat (PFC XX) to the number of women clearly depicted in the center area of the monument.
_____ Panama: Add the number of standing MPs to the number of men on the motor boat.
_____ Persian Gulf War: Add the number on the aircraft carrier to the number of flying machines shown in flight.

_____ Total
+230
=________ WEST Coords




The Final:
Once you add up all the numbers for north and west you can go off and look for the final. Let me warn you, you will need to get back in your car and drive to the final. It is NOT in the Davenport Memorial Cemetery. Although it is not far away as the crow flies, there is a fence, a stream and private property in your way. Hop in the car and drive there. There is easy parking within 100 feet of the final.

Words of Warning:
At no point in seeking the necessary information will it be necessary to do anything but look at the monuments. All the information is viewable without moving or touching anything.


Good luck and good caching,
Loch Cache & Col. Loch Cache


Congrats to waterfallfrog on the FTF

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Final] Onfr bs n snyyra bar pbirerq jvgu onex

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 8/20/2014 12:03:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:03 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum