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City in a Park

A cache by TeacherMike Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/07/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


A CITY IN THE PARK

The Museum Campus opened in 1998 when the the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were moved west of Soldier Field. By removing the roadway which bisected the area, the Museum Campus was transformed into a green space for the enjoyment of both visiting tourists and residents. This was all part of the Plan of Chicago, also known as the Burnham Plan. Under the plan the lake front was suppose to be free of industry and stay open and free for people to enjoy.

The three buildings that make up the museum campus are the Field. Museum of Natural History opened in 1893 as part of the Columbian Exposition in what is now the Museum of Science and Industry. Its original name was Colombian Museum of Chicago. The in 1905 it was renamed to the Field. Museum of Natural History after one of its biggest benefactor Marshall Field. Then on 1921 the museum moved to its current location.

Some very notable speeches where given on the front steps of the Field. Museum that help lead the way for the Plan of Chicago. One of those was in 1923 by J. Paul Goode titles Chicago: A City of Destiny, one of the plans that made way for the Plan of Chicago.

The second building is The John G. Shedd Aquarium that was opened in 1930. It was the first inland aquarium with a permanent salt water exhibit.

Lastly, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum built in 1930. This was the first planetarium built in the western hemisphere and is the oldest in existence today. It was marked as a historic landmark in 1987. It is the only planetarium in the world with two full sized planetarium theaters.

While you are here looking for the cache make sure to read the displays about the history of this area and why and how the campus came to be. Also enjoy the great views from this spot.

You are looking for a preform tube. Sorry no writing utensil so BYOP. This hunt is more about the spot then then the cache itself so the clue will guild you to the cache if you need it. Please be stealth as there is normally a decent amount of Muggle traffic near by.

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qrnq pragre whfg ernpu qbja oruvaq gur 6 vapu jnyy naq gurer vg fubhyq or.

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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