The Day They Gave The Babies Away
In Wisconsin, United States
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THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE POSTED COORDINATES, nor is the information you need. You will need to some research before you head out. You may, however, use the given coordinates for parking when searching for the final.
The final coordinates will take you to the location of the Eunson Homesite at the base of the Fox River in Eureka. Scottish immigrants Robert and Mamie Eunson were early Wisconsin pioneers. Robert made a comfortable living for his family building boats while Mamie raised their six children. Unfortunately, misfortune soon struck. Robert perished and shortly after, Mamie became ill and passed away leaving the oldest, Robbie, age 12, to fulfill her deathbed request – find the children suitable new homes.
This heart wrenching story of the burden placed upon the young boy as he searches for loving and decent families for his siblings eventually became a short story written by a descendent – Dale Eunson. The story first appeared in an issue of Cosmopolitan under the title “The Day They Gave The Babies Away”, then was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux of New York. The story was also rewritten for the big screen under the title “All Mine To Give” and can still be seen played certain times of the year on classic movie stations.
******The final is at N44° 00.ABC W088° 50.DEF******
AB= The day after the holiday associated with the story
C= The third digit of the year the story appeared in Cosmopolitan
DE= The last two digits of the year the story took place
F= The last digit of the year the movie was released
You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.
This is intended to be a kid-friendly cache. It is a camo'd ammo can. Smaller children may need help getting it out of it's hiding spot. Please take care removing and replacing the cache so it is not easily seen by the many muggles who use this river area. There is a nearby park with playground equipment and a really nice fishing dock. My hope is if you have children (or grandchildren) you will go out and hunt for this together and that this cache acts as a reminder to be thankful for every day you have with them.
***BIG CONGRATS to the clan of MarksFamily, CamoQueen, and (of course) CodeJunkie who made a late night family adventure for the FTF!
***Another CONGRATS to SGH & BB for finding this cache for #1800 on 11/28/09
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Last Updated: on 3/16/2014 12:44:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time (7:44 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum