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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Charge!

A cache by ElToro76
Hidden : 9/21/2009
In New York, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


On the night of December 15, 1989, sculptor Arturo Di Modica and friends drove a flatbed to the 60 foot tall Christmas tree in front of the New York Stock Exchange, and unloaded a 7,000 pound gift. Workers arriving in the Financial District the next day were confronted by a sleek, 16 foot long bronze bull. Leaning back with head lowered and nostrils flaring, the Bull is poised to charge. In a flyer distributed that day, Di Modica stated that he created the sculpture after the stock market crash of 1987 as a symbol of the "strength, power and hope of the American people for the future."

Symbol or not, the New York Police Department reprimanded the Bull for obstructing traffic without a permit. New York Stock Exchange officials hired a truck to have it hauled away that very afternoon. But so great was the public outcry that within a few days, Parks Department Commissioner Henry J. Stern arranged for the Bull to be given a temporary stomping ground at the north end of Bowling Green Park, New York City's oldest park.

And there it remains today, despite that fact that "temporary" installations of art in the City are not supposed to be on view for over a year. So make your way to the Financial District and visit Charging Bull which has become a popular tourist destination as well as an iconic image of New York. If you arrive early or late in the day, you might get lucky for a solo photo opportunity with the Bull. Otherwise be prepared to compete with muggles.

There is quite a bit of signal bounce given the location so gps accuracy will most likely be an issue. Cache is located south of Charging Bull along the edge of Bowling Green Park. Hopefully the hint will lead you in the right location.

Cache only contains a log so be sure to bring a pen/pencil.



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qba'g jbeel nf gur fvta qbrfa'g cregnva gb lbh. Urer'f ubcvat lbh trg n oevtug vqrn. Zntargvp. Irre gbjneqf yrsg jura jnyxvat njnl sebz Ohyy.

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 8/25/2014 10:25:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:25 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum