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Hay Barn Cache
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This cache is part of the Duke Farms Geotrail series; please see the Duke Farm Geotrail Cache GC3E42F for information about the geotrail cache series. Parking for all caches in the Duke Farms GeoTrail is available at the Duke Farms Orientation Center Only. Coordinates for parking can be found on the Duke Farms Geotrail Cache page.
The Hay Barn
The Hay Barn was completed during J.B. Duke’s lifetime in 1902 and was constructed on the site of a large hay press. At the time of its construction, the barn was near the center of farming activity, but as more land was purchase and the farming moved elsewhere, the structure was no longer needed as a hay press.
Following a fire in January, 1915, the building remained abandoned. Now in skeletal form, there remains no indication of the interior finishing or of division of internal space. Doris Duke made it into an outdoor sculpture gallery by placing individual marble statues of human figures in linear arrangement along the walls. The plants you see along the base of the barn are purple lilacs and red trumpet creepers climb the walls.
Hay Barn Puzzle Cache
To locate the Hay Barn Puzzle Cache, follow the coordinates published on this cache page. The coordinates lead you to the first stage of the puzzle which is the front of the Hay Barn. You must complete the puzzle below to acquire the coordinates for the final stage, which is a small lock & lock container with a log book and pencil and laminated card with a specific letter of the alphabet. Cachers conducting the Duke Farms GeoTrail must write down the letter in their geotrail brochure to verify completion and uncover the secret word to be eligible for a commemorative token.
One Token per registered Geocaching.com username only
The information you will need can be found on around the Hay Barn.
Locate the Way Sign in front of the Hay Barn for questions A, B & C.
A. ___What year did a fire strike the Hay Barn?
1. 1905 = 30
2. 1910= 31
3. 1915 = 32
4. 1920 = 33
B. ___How many layers thick are the walls of the Hay Barn?
1. Two = 9
2. Three = 8
3. One = 7
4. Five = 6
C. ___Name the architects credited with designing the Hay Barn?
1. Barras & Smith = 48
2. Sabatino de Angelis & Fils = 30
3. Horace Trumbauer = 16
4. Kendall, Taylor & Stevens = 37
D. ___What musical instrument is one of the statues holding?
1. Flute = 40
2. Keyboard = 39
3. Trumpet = 38
4. Guitar = 37
E. ___What fruit is one of the statues holding?
1. Banana = 1
2. Orange = 2
3. Grapes = 3
4. Pineapple = 4
F. ___There are two statues missing hands; which hand is missing from both statues?
1. Left = 33
2. Right = 25
FINAL STAGE COORDINATES: RESULTS:
N40 A. B C = N40 ___. ___ ___
W74 D. E F = W074 ___. ___ ___
Duke Farms Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Tuesday
8:30am to 6pm (Summer)
8:30am ro 4:30pm (Winter)
(Please make sure to check with the attendant at the front desk to confirm hours of operation.)
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These caches are placed by the Duke Farms Foundation, no new caches will be allowed on any Duke Farms Foundation property without first obtaining written permission by the Duke Farms Foundation.
The Duke Farm Geotrail project is an exciting partnership between the Duke Farms Foundation and The Northern New Jersey Cachers, NNJC.org who have partnered and volunteered their time, expertise and assistance and help develop and implement this geotrail. We also thank Geocaching.com for their support of this project!
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Last Updated: on 5/8/2018 1:23:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:23 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum