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The "S"ence of Eau Claire

A cache by bnb
Hidden : 11/12/2003
In Wisconsin, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A local history lesson and a pleasant walk along the bike trail. The difficulty may be a bit higher in the summer months if the hint is not used. Note: There is no need to climb down the hill. Cache is about 6 feet off the trail.

The cache is a cylindrical container (4.5" diameter x 8" length) covered in camo tape.

The listed coordinates will take you to a historic marker. During warm weather the area directly below and around this marker is thick with poison ivy but it is easily avoidable. Free parking is available at: N 44 48.887/W091 29.448 or N 44 48.878/W091 29.492. To find the coordinates for the cache, please read the marker and gather the information requested below.

Last word on the title of this historic marker (below "The Home of Old Abe"):
(number of letters in word = A)

The first structure utilized this type of truss design:
(number of letters in word = B)

This was destroyed by fire in 1925:
(number of letters in word = C)

After that fire, there were ___ round trips to Eau Claire each day.
(number of round trips = D)

In 1910, a new structure was built. It is a ___ span design.
(number of spans = E)

Quoted on this marker is an article published by the Eau Claire Leader Telegram in the year _ _ _ _.
(year of article = FGHI)

Final cache can be found at:

N 44 48.[C-D][F][B+I]
W091 29.[A][G-E][H]

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Npebff gur ovxr genvy sebz gur arnerfg ynzccbfg. Jrfg fvqr bs fznyy gerr, ng onfr, va n ubyybj fghzc.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 8/23/2014 11:49:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:49 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum