In Wisconsin, United States
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*** Be sure to visit the Wisconsin Geocaching Association website! *** This place is a trip. You will have to see it to believe it.
Throughout the American Midwest fantastic constructions of cement encrusted with broken glass and stones sparkle on the landscape. These are known locally as grottos. One of the largest is the Dickeyville Grotto. Tourists come to see its unusual religious and patriotic shrines and gardens.
Dickeyville Grotto is the realization of the vision and dedication of Father Mathias Wernerus, a German immigrant (1873-1931) who served his Wisconsin farming community as a parish priest.
Built between 1920 and 1931, this visionary marvel comprises a number of free-standing structures including constructions dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and to Christ. Another area depicts Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.
You will need to complete the following two tasks in order to log this cache as a find:
#1 Look near both sides of the main entrance to the Grotto. You will see a plaque on each side, both of which have a date on them. Send an email to Yawningdog@wi-geocaching.com telling me what date is on each plaque. You don't have to wait for my reply, just go ahead and log your find and I'll mail you back if your answer was wrong. ***Do not post the answers to this question in your logs, even if encrypted ***
#2 Everyone who logs a find has to name one thing that the grotto is made of. Include this answer in your log. It can't be anything that was mentioned in another log, so please name only one thing. (Don't worry, there's a LOT of answers to this question)
Have fun and Happy Hunting!
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Last Updated: on 4/23/2015 5:02:14 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:02 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum