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Mystery Cache

Ellis Park History Lesson

A cache by teambecks Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/28/2012
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not hidden in the given Coordinates.
You must first solve this puzzle to get the Coordinates for the final location.


1) What year was Robert Ellis Born?

2) What state was Robert Ellis Born in?

3) What country was Robert Ellis's parents from?

4) What was the last name of the man Robert Ellis found sleeping on the ground near a garden and Robert thought the man was dead?

5) How many acres did Robert Ellis mark out and claim as home on the bluff overlooking the Cedar River?

6) How many pennies did Robert Ellis pay per acre for his claim?

7) What year did Robert Ellis get married?

8) What was the maiden name of Robert Ellis's wife?

9) What year did Robert Ellis die?

10) What year did the city purchase from Robert Ellis 47 acres now known as Ellis Park?

Use the following formula to solve for the final coordinates:

N42 AB.CDE and W091 FG.HIJ

A = Answer to question 1 - 1817
B = First letter of answer 2 - 16
C = First letter of answer 3 -7
D = First letter of answer 4 - 6
E = Answer to question 5 - 152
F = Answer to question 6 - 121
G = Answer to question 7 - 1855
H = First letter of answer 8 - 2
I = Answer to question 9 - 1907
J = Answer to question 10 - 1900

You can check your answers for this puzzle on GeoChecker.com.

At the final location be careful of passing traffic and make sure you look at and read the Concrete Marker. I'm not sure of the history of the marker but if you look closely I'm pretty sure it was somehow tied into Robert Ellis.

Good Luck and have Fun!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fvta cbfg arne Pbapergr Znexre.

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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Last Updated: on 09/06/2016 13:37:53 Pacific Daylight Time (20:37 GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum