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Metal Monuments

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Hidden : 11/18/2012
In Iowa, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Metal Monuments

West Union Cemetery

Permission for the placement of this cache obtained from:

West Union Cemetery Board and Sexton

Cache Type
This cache is a multi-cache located within the boundaries of the West Union Cemetery.
Geocachers will visit a monument at the coordinates listed above.
While at the specified monument, cachers will be able to calculate the final cache location by answering the question below.
The cache is camouflaged ammo can located within the boundaries of the cemetery.
Why Are We Bringing You Here?
The West Union Cemetery is a well-kept cemetery that is a source of pride for West Union.
There are a number of interesting monuments and associated history which we wish to share.
This particular monument is unique due to the material which composes the monument.
Most monuments and gravestones are typically made of granite, slate or marble.
This one is made of a metal referred to as white bronze.
White Bronze is an alloy of copper, tin and zinc.
For these monuments, the primary metal is zinc.
This cemetery hosts four metal monuments.
All four monuments were made by subsidiaries of The Monumental Bronze Company.
Monumental Bronze operated from 1874 to 1914 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Three of the monuments were made by Western White Bronze Company in Des Moines.
Western White Bronze was in business 22 years from 1886 to 1908.
The final monument was made by Detroit Bronze which operated from 1881 to 1885.
You will be visiting one of these metal monuments to determine the final location.
The remaining three monuments are marked for you to observe if you choose.
All of the metal monuments are within walking distance of each other.
Final Stage Location Determination:
While at the coordinates above, you are seeking the Leighton monument.
Select the correct answer to determine the final location.
The monument indicates the Leighton’s origination.

If the Leightons are:

From Iowa, the final coordinates are = N 42° 57.720, W 091° 49.088
From the East Coast, the final coordinates are = 42° 57.671, W 091° 48.990
Not from the United States, the final coordinates are = 42° 57.668, W 091° 48.944
Choose wisely!

Please Note:
The cemetery posted hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Do not attempt at a time when the cemetery is closed.
This is a place deserving respect from all visitors.
If there is a ceremony taking place, please do not disturb the ceremony or other visitors.
No Pets
The West Union Cemetery Board has a clear policy of no pets in this cemetery…please follow this rule.
It is possible during the winter for a monument to be covered wholly or partially with snow.
For obvious reasons, please no digging.
The sexton keeps the roads here plowed if there is snow.
Please remain on the plowed roads.
Please note: Hint leans towards being a spoiler!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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Last Updated: on 10/21/2017 4:32:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:32 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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