Permission for the placement of this cache obtained from:
West Union Cemetery Board and Sexton
This cache is a multi-cache located within the boundaries of the West Union Cemetery.
Geocachers will visit a monument at the coordinates listed above.
While at the specified monument, cachers will be able to calculate the final cache location by answering the question below.
The cache is camouflaged ammo can located within the boundaries of the cemetery.
Why Are We Bringing You Here?
The West Union Cemetery is a well-kept cemetery that is a source of pride for West Union.
There are a number of interesting monuments and associated history which we wish to share.
This particular monument is unique due to the material which composes the monument.
Most monuments and gravestones are typically made of granite, slate or marble.
This one is made of a metal referred to as white bronze.
White Bronze is an alloy of copper, tin and zinc.
For these monuments, the primary metal is zinc.
This cemetery hosts four metal monuments.
All four monuments were made by subsidiaries of The Monumental Bronze Company.
Monumental Bronze operated from 1874 to 1914 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Three of the monuments were made by Western White Bronze Company in Des Moines.
Western White Bronze was in business 22 years from 1886 to 1908.
The final monument was made by Detroit Bronze which operated from 1881 to 1885.
You will be visiting one of these metal monuments to determine the final location.
The remaining three monuments are marked for you to observe if you choose.
All of the metal monuments are within walking distance of each other.
Final Stage Location Determination:
While at the coordinates above, you are seeking the Leighton
Select the correct answer to determine the final location.
The monument indicates the Leighton’s origination.