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An easy multi-cache to tour this historic cemetery.
The SQ in the cache name above signifies Spirit Quest, a project to distinguish those caches that are set in cemeteries or memorial gardens. I feel this is a good distinction to put on this type of cache and would like to see it used here in Michigan. Please be respectful of the area, and observe their rules and posted hours, Michigan law states that you are only permitted to visit cemeteries dawn to dusk through out the state unless other hours are posted.
The Wixom Cemetery is located on the northeast corner of N. Wixom and W. Maple Roads in Wixom. Please enter from W. Maple Road at N 42° 31.900', W 83° 32.260' and follow the driveway to the parking coordinates of N 42° 32.000', W 83° 32.234'. Proceed to the coordinates listed for this cache to find the Michigan Historic Marker which will give you a little information about this cemetery. Read the information on that marker to locate the date of the first known burial on the property and the number for the history marker. For all calculations please place a decimal between the first and second digits of the requested four digit number.
N 42° 30.094 + Year of first burial
W 83° 30.759 + Historical Marker Number
This will bring you to the grave marker for Timothy P. Barrett, father of the earliest known person on the grounds. From his marker, collect the year of death his age when he died -- both the years and months (YYMM).
N 42° 30.067 + Death
W 83° 23.136 + Age
After a short walk you'll find the marker for another Barrett who had served in Korea. Find his years of birth and death.
Stage 4 (Final):
N 42° 30.035 + Birth
W 83° 30.259 + Death
Another short walk will take you to the final stage of this cache. Its a small clear container with a logbook and room for a few small items. Please bring your own writing device.
1: Uvfgbevp Znexre
2: Tenir Znexre
3: Tenir Znexre
4: Va n gerr
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum