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"To Kill a Mockingbird"

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Hidden : 05/05/2007
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A 10-minute walk from the parking lot through a remnant of the Big Woods.

The Series
This is the fourth in a series of caches which replicate the hides in Academy Award winning movies. This cache is actually a geocache/letterbox hybrid. They differ mainly in that the geocache description includes the coordinates of the location whereas the letterbox clues only give verbal directions. (So please bring your stamp and an ink pad if you have them.)

Harper Lee's semi-biographical novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird",won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 and has become a modern classic. The movie through the use of a narrator preserved much of its literary value. It's a story of two innocent, but inquisitive, children, 7-year-old Scout (Mary Badham) and 10-year old brother, Jem, growing up in the South; it's also a story about the South, as well as the nation, growing up for that matter. The children's lawyer father, Atticus (Gregory Peck) is defending a black man against false charges. The children become much more enmeshed in the case than the father desires.

The Cache
A hiding place (rating 1,1) is the main means of communication between the children and their backward, heliophobic neighbor Boo. Ultimately the developing friendship saves their lives.

Academy Awards 1963

  • Gregory Peck won the Oscar for Best Actor
  • Oscar for Best Screenplay
  • Oscar for Best Art Direction - Black and White
  • Mary Badham was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, the youngest person ever to be nominated for this award
  • Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Music.

Hints: See the movie, read the book or refer to the letterbox clues.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)

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