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Mystery Cache

Happenings in History

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Hidden : 4/16/2012
In Iowa, United States
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A chance to review history.

This cache is not at the listed coordinates but is at the following coordinates:

N 42 0X.ABC and W 091 2Y.DEF

To determine the missing coordinates, answer the following. The first six questions are about Happenings in History of our country and will provide the coordinates. Each question relates chronologically to a decade in our recent nation's history. Question #1 is the decade of the 50's; #2 is the decade of the 60's, etc. (The last digit of the year in which the event occurred plus the following chart will provide coordinates A through F.)

A = #3 - 3
B = #4 + 2
C = #1
D = #6 -1
E = #2 + 2
F = #5 + 3

#1. During this year, the most recent state to join the U.S. was added.

#2. In this year, a man led thousands of people on a march in a southern state.

#3. A company was founded in this year by three people. One of those founders died recently. Today, its products are sold all over the world with folks waiting in line hours till stores open. What year was this company founded?

#4. A terrible disaster occurred in this year in which seven people were killed. This caused a 32 month delay. It was discovered that a faulty O-ring caused the disaster.

#5. Motivated by hatred of the Federal Government, another terrible disaster happened and 168 lives were lost. What year?

#6. No, not another disaster. However, a near disaster was avoided and this incident is frequently known as the "Miracle on the [that would make it too easy]".

And now for the remaining unknows, X and Y. O.K. let X = 1. But what is Y? Y is the second digit in the last century.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Uvag: Yrg'f frr, yrg zr 'guvax nobhg' guvf. Ab, znlor V fubhyq 'cbaqre' vg be fubhyq V 'pbtvgngr' ba vg? Guvf vf bhe uvfgbel fb ersyrpg ba vg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 9/22/2017 2:36:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:36 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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