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Virtual Cache

Ferguson's Folly

A cache by dallas-n-jenn
Hidden : 6/24/2001
In South Carolina, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

A historical virtual cache of a revolutionary war battlefield!

This is a virtual cache, a quiz of your tour of the Kings Mountain Battlefield. The listed landmark is the beginning of your quiz at the cache. There are seven waypoints, beginning and ending at waypoint 1.

There is no need to go off trail and the trail is paved and not hard at all. It is 1.5 miles long with a couple of short offshoots and only one small uphill walk. The trail will take you in a circle around the hill upon which American Patriots defeated American Tories led by British officer Patrick Ferguson. There are historical markers, benches and monuments all along the trail. Have fun and learn something very interesting!!! After your search, enjoy the air conditioned education movie in the visitor center!

first mark 35* 08.466N 081*22.592W What is this?

2nd Mark 35*08.639N 081*22.725W Who was killed at this spot?

3rd mark 35*08.662N 081*22.927W what is the significance of W.W.?(this mark has been moved by the park- disregard- it was a sign by a spring that said "water, water!", which the wounded begged for after the battel

4th mark 35*08.486N 081*23.125W Who gave a speech here in 1930?

5th mark 35*08.449N 081*23.016W Who is the most senior Patriot officer on this memorial?

6th mark 35*08.537N 081*22.860W Who is the Tennessee Colonel that a nearby town is named after?

7th mark 35*08.559N 081*22.748W Who is buried here under what?

and your 8th mark is the same as the first to complete the circle!

Bonus Question (for fun) What did Colonel Ferguson invent before he died?

Don't look at the spoilers for the answers! email them to me if you like. It doesn't really matter if you answer, just go and enjoy the park!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgneg ng jnlcbvag bar naq sbyybj gur genvy va n pbhagre pybpxjvfr qverpgvba gb trg gb gur ynaqznexf va beqre!

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 8/29/2014 8:36:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time (3:36 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum