Mystery Cache

Where's William

A cache by ratjam Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/27/2008
In Pennsylvania, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

The idea for this cache came from a cache (GC14CG0 by m_and_w) that I enjoyed in my hometown of Langhorne, PA.

 

Hi. My name is William. I live in Lititz with my best friend Andrew. He is in the third grade. He had to do a project about Lititz. I got to help. We had so much fun doing the project, we thought you would like to take our tour also. The tour will be a little more than half a mile each way.
This is me sitting in front of the Welcome to Lititz along route 501 north of town. This is where our tour begins. This sign is at the posted coordinates. You can just drive by this sign to get the required information. It would be easiest if you drive by while heading south on Route 501. There is a number embedded into the wall just to YOUR left (closer to the road) of where I am sitting. The number is xDxx.

Please proceed to N40 09.376 W76 18.106 and find a place to park. This is where the walking portion of our tour begins.

Here I am at the Julius Sturgis Pretzel House. On this site, Julius Sturgis established the first pretzel bakery in the "new world". In what year did he do so. You will find the required information on the plaque behind me. The year was JxxS.

E = S - J

Please start walking to the west. Soon you will reach the Linden Hall School for girls. This is the oldest girls resident school in the United States. It was founded in xxAx by the Moravian Church.

Please continue to the west until you reach Cedar Street. Look to your left and you will see the newly rebuilt Lititz Elementary School. It's really nice. Andrew doesn't go to school here, but the playground is really fun. I like the monkey bars. Take a walk up to this fountain and have a seat on one of the benches. This fountain is really cool at night. There are lights. Count the number of brick inlays (not the number of bricks in the inlay) in the wall of the school. This number is F.
Please return to Main Street, then continue west. There are many nice shops in town. The toy store is one of my favorites. At the next corner (Broad Street) is the General Sutter Inn. Here I am sitting at the feet of a sculpture of the general himself. This sculpture is in the courtyard of the Inn. General Sutter died in xxxB.

Now head north on Broad Street. After about one block, you will see Lititz Springs Park on the left. This is one of my favorite places in Lititz. There are lots of fun things to do here. In the summer there are concerts and movies in the band shell. There is a really big craft show. And the best part is the annual Independence Day celebration.

Please follow the stream through the park to the spring. Near the spring is the original Lion Head carving by Julius Augustus Beck. It was supposed to be a whole lion, but the rock was so hard, he could not finish the sculpture. A few years ago the original sculpture was vandalized. I am sitting in front of the new sculpture that was created to commemorate the original. C = the month in which the new sculpture was dedicated.

Our tour is now complete. It's time to look for the cache. You can find the cache at

N 40 09.ABC W 076 18.DEF

I hope you enjoyed our tour of Lititz. Please take time to explore our town on your way back to your car.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng gur raq bs gur ebpxf

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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