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Exploring the Elm City

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Hidden : 5/26/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Due to continued muggling I have changed the puzzle. If you solved it previously you could log it, send me the solution and I will supply the new coordinates.


The final cache is not at the posted coordinates. You will be visiting some of Waterville's landmarks which have retained their original appearance. The coordinates for the intermediate stages will place you within view of the information needed to find the final which is at N44 33.ABC W069 37.DEF.

SRS my friend and FTF buddy, asked when I was going to place an easy multi for a challenge he was doing.

I originally was thinking of naming this Walking Around Waterville since you can do that too.

A - Waterville Savings Bank N44 33 098 W069 37.833 This prominent building is one of the least changed on Main Street. After collecting the information take a moment to look inside the entry alcove which is flanked by columns and notice the original woodwork, light fixture and the transom window. From the listed coordinates look for the windows that indicate there was something valuable inside. Some windows have 6 elements that provided security. How many windows are in a single grouping?

B - Castonguay Square N44 32.974 W069 37.775 Look for a plaque placed by the DAR to commemorate an earlier event. Subtract the first digit from the last digit of the year of the original event.

C - College Avenue N44 33.330 W069 37.777 Have you ever wondered why it has that name? From the given coordinates you can see one of the remaining buildings at the original location of Colby College. What is the second digit of the year it was built?

D - The Lombard N44 33.051 W069 37.954 Home of the inventor of the Lombard Log Hauler (which can be viewed near one of the intermediate stages of this cache and has a cache of its own.) It's not difficult to imagine what this house and attached carriage house must have looked like shaded by elms when Waterville was truly the Elm City. One row of shingles has a several pentagonal shingles in a row. How many of that shape are there in that row?

E - First Baptist Church N44 33.084 W069 37.973 Reverend Samuel Francis Smith served as a minister of this church. He was also a teacher of foreign languages at Waterville College (now Colby College). At the time of his death he spoke 15 languages. It was after translating a german patriotic song into english that he rewrote the lyrics to this country's patriotic hymn America. This church is the oldest public building in the city. Find the date of its construction. Divide the second digit of the date by the third digit.

F- Waterville Post Office N44 33.135 W069 37.871 Take a moment to notice the decorative stonework then find the piece of granite which contains the name of the Supervising Architect and the Secretary of the Treasury in 1911. Their surnames have a common letter. Which letter of the alphabet is it?

Congratulations to JustPJ66 and JustKev for their FTF.

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