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7 Souvenirs of August

Virtual Cache

Dementia Concretia

A cache by Team Troglodyte
Hidden : 10/12/2002
In Texas, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

A singular example of 'dementia concretia' but not quite the "biggest thing to hit Houston since the domed stadium" as the designer had hoped.

When you log this virtual cache, you will have made a visit to a monumental work of handmade architecture in Houston, Texas’ east end. It was built single handedly 1956 and 1979, by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker. The outdoor 3,000 square foot monument is maze like in design and includes an oasis, a wishing well, a pond, a stage, a museum, a gift shop, and several upper decks. It is constructed of concrete, brick, steel and found objects including gears, tiles, wagon wheels, mannequins, tractor seats and statuettes. This creation extols the virtues of the builders favorite fruit and encourages visitors of all ages to follow his theories relating health and longevity. This location is considered one of the most important folk art environments in the United States. On-site programs include film, lectures, music, hands-on workshops, dance, and multi-media performances.

There is a nominal admission fee charged if you’d like to tour this curious structure, and while it is not necessary to log a find of this cache, we recommend that you do so. You’ll not find another site quite like this.

To log this cache, e-mail us with the following information: What should you do to “Be Smart?” The requested information is located near the inside of the exit and can be viewed without entering this unique bit of folk art. Please do not post this information, encrypted or otherwise, in your log. Note: It is difficult to spot the required information at night, so it might be wise to plan a daylight visit.


Please do not log your find until e-mail with the requested proof of visit has been sent. Logs without a corresponding e-mail will be deleted without further warning.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gjragl sbhe bu bar Zhatre Fg. Ubhfgba, GK

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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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 7/30/2014 10:22:55 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:22 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum