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MOSES OF HER PEOPLE

A cache by TRIBEKAMP Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/18/2012
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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The Tubman statue, is located in this quaint little park in the South End along with another statue -'Emancipation"-by Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller , which was commissioned to commemorate the centennial of the issuance of Emancipation Proclamation.

     At the south entrance of the park you will see this 10 foot tall bronze statue of Harriet Tubman by Fern Cunningham leading a bunch of slaves to freedom. This is the first statue on city-owned property honoring a woman. The area outside of both of the parks entrances have tiles that were done by children at the USES Children's Arts Centre. Tubman was a abolitionist and an Underground Railroad 'conductor'. Born into slavery on a Maryland plantation,when the plantation's owner died, Tubman escaped. Not having maps she hid during the day and traveled at night following  the North Star stopping at underground railroad "stations" along the path to a free state. 
     
    Tubman did not stay in the North for long. She would take the same trail back and forth to free members of her family. Soon it became a mission to free as many people as she could. For over  a decade, she guided hundreds of individuals to freedom. Known as the "Moses of her people" Tubman was so succesfull in her efforts that a $40,000 reward that was posted for her capture. "I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger". During the Civil War, she became a Nurse and was also a spy for the North.

    I Hope you enjoy this little park and my first cache. I wanted to make this one a little tough. Just because... life isn't always easy!!!
FTF has his/her pick in this small little cache.

    Use Stealth high muggle area! 
Please put cache back real good or better. I would hate to have this cache muggled. Thanks and Congrats to gw0143 who strikes again for an other FTF. PLEASE,,, PLEASE PUT CACHE BACK EXACTLY AS YOU FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!! I put in a small pen but just in case bring a pen AND BRING A SMALL SCREWDRIVER !!!!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vs lbh pna'g svaq vg unir n frng naq guvax nobhg vg n juvyr.

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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