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Smithfield's Porcine Parade

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Hidden : 07/03/2012
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Size: Size: small (small)

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*Porcine Parade was inducted into the HR Geocaching Hall of Fame at the 10th Annual Milestones meet-n-greet on January 21, 2017.

*This cache won the following awards at the Geocaching Hampton Roads 4th Annual Hidey Awards on February 1, 2014: Gold–Most Creative/Innovative; Silver–Outstanding Puzzle/Mystery; Silver–Outstanding Theme/Title; Nominated–Cache of the Year. Thanks to all visitors for showing their appreciation and for casting their votes.

The above coordinates are not correct.  You will have to search out clues in order to solve the puzzle and locate the container.  Permission has been granted for the final location of the puzzle.  In searching for clues and signing the log please be mindful of any and all landscaping.

In 2012 eight pieces of artwork (life sized pigs) were created by local artists and placed in locations around downtown Smithfield, Virginia, as part of the Smithfield 2020, “a non-profit organization sponsored by Historic Smithfield, Inc., and established to impact the economic and cultural vitality of the Downtown Smithfield Historic District.”

This geocache will take you on a walking/driving tour of the downtown area in search of clues that will help you gain access to the final coordinates.  It will be necessary for you to get up close and personal with each of the pigs in order to find the clues and solve the puzzle.  The name of each pig is located on a plaque near their feet.  To locate the pigs you may do one of three things, 1-pick up a “Porcine Parade” brochure at the Smithfield & Isle of Wight Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2-use the coordinates given below, or 3-simply wander around town in hopes of locating all the pigs (good luck with that one.)

The puzzle you are trying to solve is:  N 36o AB.CDE     W076o 3F.GHI

“Windsor Castle Pork” – Artist: Cil Barbour
            How many pigs do you see?  = A

“A Walk Through the Pork” – Artist: Abigail Ketcham
            The # of bees plus the # of bikes minus the # of kites =

“Magnolia” – Artist: Lois Chapman Tokarz
            The # of pearls on the necklace divided by 4 =

 “Birth of Ham” – Artist: Mallory Jarrell
            How many flowers do you see?  Add these two digits =

 “Swine & Roses” – Artist: Sheila Gwaltney
           How many bottles of wine are there? =

 “Steamboat Swillie” – Artist: Catherine Minga
            The # of buttons on the belly plus the # of bow ties = G

  “Sweet Swine of Avon” – Artist: Brenda Joyner
           How many faces can you find? = H

 “Cultural Pig” – Artist: Jennifer Lycke
            The # of paint brushes plus the # of flying birds = I


[Two pigs seem to have wandered away from their spots. So, I am going to give some information out here until they are returned - Windsor Castle Pork has 5 pigs; Magnolia has 40 pearls on her necklace.]

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FTF–Prize is a gift certificate to use in the Smithfield Confectionery & Ice Cream Parlor, which is located on Main Street. FTF honors go to Packfan12. Its good to know that my calculations were all correct. Congratulations!




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