Oz Co Men and Women Who Served
In Wisconsin, United States
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This is a three-part cache; your goal is a micro treasure at the end. This cache was placed on Memorial Day 2011 in honor of all Ozaukee County men and women who served. Enjoy your visit to Port Washington, WI!
Ozaukee County Men and Women Who Served
--- Step 1 ---
Start at N43° 23.494, W87° 52.001
where you will find a flagpole and plaque to honor patriotic men and women. Read the plaque. The coordinates for Step 2 can be easily deciphered using these three clues:
a = the number of letters in the first word of the third line
b = the number of letters in the third word of the third line
Before you leave this location, take a stroll across the street to view another veterans memorial. This one is displayed with a 75 MM Howitzer. Read the inscription. Here you will find the third clue:
c = the number of letters in the third word of the third line
Then, continue your journey...
N43° 2a.302, W87° bc.267
--- Step 2 ---
You are now at N43° 2_.302, W87° _ _.267
Congratulations! At Step 2 you will view a special, historic building that was completed in 1901. On December 12, 1976, this building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read two plaques that memorialize the veterans of Ozaukee County. The coordinates for Step 3 can be easily deciphered using these two clues:
d = One of the plaques is dated 197d and was placed by a drum and bugle corp.
e = The other plaque is dated 19e4 and was placed by the Ozaukee County Veterans' Memorial Committee.
N43° 22.d98, W87° 53.e15
--- Step 3 ---
You are now at N43° 22._98, W87° 53._15
After you find the micro cache (Micro Ammo Can), take a moment to read and ponder the information at this site. Do you know what OEF/OIF/GWOT means?
In conclusion, if you're a veteran, thank you for serving us by serving your country.
Additional Hints (not decrypted)
The final location of this cache is also at Waymarking (visit link)
Search using Port Washington's zip code: 53074
Update (12/17/11): At the request of several members, I have increased the difficulty of the cache to 2.5 since it's a micro cache. In addition, I added one additional encrypted hint.
Fgrc qbja gb qvfpbire lbhe gernfher;
Tbbtyr znc - uggc://tbb.ty/zncf/UNnt
Last Updated: on 6/7/2015 8:38:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:38 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum