The Pathway Of Progress
In Wisconsin, United States
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This is a history lesson with a hike. Along the way hopefully you will learn something about Green Bay's history. You will also have to hike, bike, rollerblade or run 3 and 1/2 miles to locate all of the answers needed.
To solve this puzzle cache you must visit 12 different markers placed along the Fox River State Recreational Trail. Each marker will contain the answer to one, and only one, of the missing spaces in the statements below. I have changed the wording, and/or the order, of things listed within each statement just a little to help throw off internet finds. You will have to count the number of letters in the missing word and use that number in the equations below. For the statements that have missing numbers (#3 and #12) use the missing number, 'NOT' the number of letters in the spelling of that missing number.
1. He became a prominent and influential settler, known for his ______, diplomacy and fur trading success.
2. Green Bay transports over 2 million tons of coal, limestone, fuel oil, forest products, cement, ______, liquid asphalt, pig iron and other commodities.
3. That same amount of cargo, moved by truck, would result in ______6 tons of emissions. By rail, even less.
4. He was a prominent Green Bay attorney, Indian agent, civic leader and ______, who helped with laying the foundation for Wisconsin's statehood.
5. For many years the fort stood as a ______ and social center for area residents.
6. As a result of the investigation, 38 men were charged with ______, ordered to remedy the violation within 10 days, or be tried under the laws of the new Territory.
7. The fur-trading of the early 1700s gave way to harvesting forests for lumber and ______ in the 1800s.
8. The area's first post office shared space with ______ Robert Irwin's general store.
9. Following a disagreement about ownership of the land, most ______ colonists relocated to another Wisconsin town, northeast of here, in Door County.
10. It served wholesalers such as the Morley-Murphy Hardware Co., the ______ Co. and Joannes Brothers' wholesale.
This next marker is temporarilly missing. I will supply the answer until replaced. The answer to the question is "pleasure".
11. They were returning from a tour of ______ and study in North Africa, Europe and Asia.
12. The U.S. currently ships 2% of its freight by water. Europe and China respectively ship 44% and 6______%.
Solve for N44 29.ABC W088 01.XYZ
A = 4-8+2
B = 5-3-1
C = 7+10-9
X = 6-1+12
Y = 9-6+11
Z = 10-12-3
Please rehide the best that you can do. Cache has gone missing 3 times already.
The 12 markers "ARE" wheelchair accessible. The final, a pill container, is located within feet of the trail, is "NOT" wheelchair accessible. For those who are wheelchair bound.........give a good description of the hide (you can probably see it from the trail) in a personal email to me and go ahead and log it. The only thing difficult about this one is the length of the hike.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to William E. Dowell-Director-Brown County Parks Department of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a printed notification form. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding
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Last Updated: on 5/11/2014 1:18:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:18 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum