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Mystery Cache

Gertie and the Bridge War

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Hidden : 5/28/2007
In Wisconsin, United States
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a 2-part puzzle cache. Please bring a pen or pencil to log your find.

This cache commemorates two interesting events that occurred 100 years apart at this location. It also gives you an opportunity to experience Milwaukee's River Walk.

Parking can be found on city streets nearby, but it is all metered. Bring some quarters to avoid a parking ticket.

About 150 feet west northwest of the waypoint listed, you will need to find a two-sided sign that explains the two events. You will also need to search for statues of Gertie's kin on the west side of the River Walk.

This is the waypoint for the final: North CH degrees FE.EFC minutes; West FBG degrees DC.DGG minutes

Answer these questions to find the numbers that match the letters.

Year of Bridge War: ABCD

Year of Gertie: AICD

Total number of Gertie and her brood: G

Number of ducklings sitting with Gertie: E

Number of month Milwaukee was founded minus 1: F

Number of duckling statues on the West Riverwalk: H

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

vg vf anhgvpny

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 10/4/2017 4:20:52 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:20 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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