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Traditional Geocache

Who Watches At Reliance?

A cache by PirateKate
Hidden : 1/11/2011
In Texas, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Close under the bushes, and there behind the tree,
The guardian sits watching for whoever comes to see.
Let none disturb the peace and quiet, let no one cause dismay,
Be bold and be courageous while upon your quest today.
Fear not to touch the cast-off branch, fear not her grave displeasure;
For those who bravely search and seek will find the hidden treasure!

* * *

The community of Reliance was first called Little Georgia, after the previous home of its first settlers, who arrived in the 1850s, but the name was later changed to Reliance by David S. Lloyd, who founded the Reliance Baptist Church in a log school house in 1873. A general store was established that same year, from which a post office operated from 1899 to around 1907. The community originally also had a grade school, cotton gin, and grist and syrup mills. In 1905-06 the Reliance school had two teachers and 91 students. Only the Baptist church remains today, with a nearby small community center, and a parsonage for the minister next door. Originally a farming community, as so much of the early Brazos Valley, the farms gradually transitioned into cattle ranches.

The cache is in the cemetery connected to this church. Parking is next to the church building, where there is a nearby gate into the cemetery, and an historical marker detailing some of this history; OR at the gate leading from the farm road at the opposite end of the cemetery. There are some recently-built homes across the road from the cemetery, in what used to be cow pasture not that long ago. My great-aunt and great-uncle went to this church, and I attended Vacation Bible School here for several years when I was a kid.

The cemetery is generally well-kept, but there is some poison ivy and most definitely briars here and there throughout, so take care.

It's possible you may need tweezers to extract the log. I have included a tiny homemade tool which may help, but it's easily lost. Be gentle with the container, or the Guardian may get you!

Congrats to NativTxn for the FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. Ybj
2. Qba'g qvfertneq gur cbrz.

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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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 2/12/2014 2:53:24 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (10:53 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum