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Historic Home Hunt

A cache by gzhawk & opatrnkl
Hidden : 4/12/2003
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

An offset cache featuring a tour of a sampling of the historic homes in Eau Claire, WI.

The Chippewa Valley has a unique and rich history. This offset cache features a tour of some of our favorite historic homes.

At these homes, you will find historic markers to help you answer questions about the architecture of the home, information about the original owners, or some other piece of trivia about the home and its role in the development of the city of Eau Claire during the prosperous period of the wealthy lumber barons. To find the eight clues, you can travel on roads (by car) and/or on sidewalks (on foot).

After piecing together the answers to the clues, the location of the final cache will take you to a beautiful park trail along a flowing river. The wood chipped trail is in good condition.
Parking may be difficult for the final location, so some planning ahead if driving may be in order... but it is definitely doable.
The solution key should help you come up with the final coordinates to the hidden cache. The cache is a clear plastic container with a white top. Good luck!


Latitude Questions
1. Coordinates: N 44° 48.238 W 91° 29.756
Name: Barber House
Question: What year did James Barber die? Answer:
2. Coordinates: N 44° 48.227 W 91° 29.779
Name: Orlando Brice House
Question: What year was this house built? Answer:
3. Coordinates: N 44° 48.112 W 91° 29.741
Name: Winslow-Arnold Giffen House
Question: What year was this house built? Answer:
4. Coordinates: N 44° 48.115 W 91° 29.702
Name: Addison Cutter House
Question: What year was this house designated as a historic home? Answer:
Sum:


Longitude Questions
5. Coordinates: N 44° 48.101 W 91° 29.504
Name: Sumner Moon House
Question: What year was this house built? Answer:
6. Coordinates: N 44° 48.033 W 91° 29.594
Name: Webster Larson Home
Question: What year was this house built? Answer:
7. Coordinates: N 44° 47.988 W 91° 29.706
Name: Bryon A. Buffington Home
Question: What year was this house built? Answer:
8. Coordinates: N 44° 48.303 W 91° 29.665
Name: Marcy-Uecke Home (Cobblestone House)
Question: What year was this house built? Answer:
Sum:


Final Cache Location:
N 44° AB.CCC W 91° DE.FFF

Solution Key for the Final Cache Location:
A = the last number of the answer to Question 3
B = the first number of the sum of the answers to the Latitude Questions
CCC = the sum of the answers to the Latitude Questions MINUS 6818
D = the last number of the answer to Question 5 MINUS the last number of the answer to Question 6
E = the last number of the answer to Question 7
FFF = the sum of the answers to the Longitude Questions MINUS 6815

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gur qrcguf bs gur grneqebc, frira terng fvfgref fgnaq gbtrgure ybsgl naq cebhq arkg gb gurve snyyra rzrenyq oebgure.

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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Last Updated: on 12/1/2013 7:14:55 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:14 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum