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Mystery Cache

Urban Myth | Brothers in FFarms

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Hidden : 04/05/2007
In Wisconsin, United States
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1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Final Coordinates Are 44°AB.CDE 88°FG.HIJ

Don't kick yourself.

Myth: A couple of brothers started a mercantile business. Somewhere along the way they had a big falling out which resulted in a splitting of the business and the subsequent reverse renaming of the new splinter company.

Truth: The were actually D(-1) sets of E brothers who started similar companies with similar names in the same year. The only connection between the two is that they both belonged to the same buying group and that the one allowed the other to sell its name-brand boots for many years, which were made in _G_, Wisconsin.

One company was founded by brothers W.C. (_B_) Blain and N.B. (_C_) Blain, in 19HJ, while the other company was founded by the Mills brothers, (with the help of dad, Stewart C. Mills, Sr.), the same year and took on the similar company name in 19B0.

Both chains can be found in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa and each has I0-something stores in the same region.

As far as the logo's go, no one seems to know if the similarities between them were merely coincidental or by design. Some speculate that the A/F moon shape in the upper left version of the Mills logo represents the top of a silo or perhaps the rising sun which symbolizes the early morning workday of the people the mercantile services.

UPDATE 9.18.07: Container update to original style. Cache moved to a winter-friendly location.
UPDATE 3.10.09: Slight puzzle modifications.

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