Permission for the placement of this cache obtained from:
Fayette County Pioneer Cemetery Commission and Sextons
For more information regarding permission and access contact:
This cache is a multi-cache located within the boundaries of a Fayette County Pioneer Cemetery.
Geocachers will visit a monument at the coordinates listed above.
While at the specified monument, calculate the final cache location by answering the question below.
The cache is a camouflaged three inch tall by two inch round bison type tube.
Why Are We Bringing You Here?
Faytte County hosts a number of Pioneer Cemeteries...currently twenty.
A Pioneer Cemetery is defined by Iowa law as having twelve or fewer burials in the last 50 years.
The Fayette County Pioneer Cemetery Commission restores, conserves and maintains these historical sites.
We are bringing you here to experience the unique history and monuments at these Pioneer Cemeteries.
While at the site, please take a moment to enjoy the other markers indicated by the specified waypoints.
Final Stage Location Determination:
While at the coordinates above, you are seeking the Emma House
monument, 1872 - 1939.
Emma has a statue of an angel at the head of her burial plot.
Angel monuments often represented a guide to heaven.
After the angel monument was in place, tales began to circulate that the angel changed her facing direction during certain nights.
Others assumed that young people rotated the angel on her pedestal.
The Pioneer Cemetery Commission re-glued the beautiful lady on her base.
No more tales have emanated.
Select the correct answer to determine the final location.
The monument faces a specific direction.
If the direction the angel faces is:
East, the final coordinates are = N 42° 58.647, W 091° 45.847
West, the final coordinates are = 42° 58.687, W 091° 45.858
North, the final coordinates are = 42° 58.668, W 091° 45.904
This is a place deserving respect from all visitors.
Please refrain from climbing upon the monuments.
Many of these markers are extremely fragile.
Please notify us if you see any damage.
It is possible during the winter for a monument to be covered wholly or partially with snow.
For obvious reasons, please no digging.
Please note: Hint leans towards being a spoiler!