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The Old Rugged Cross

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Hidden : 05/26/2014
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache will walk you around a Michigan Historic Site.  This restored church, known to be the location where the hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross" was first sang in public, after being composed by Reverend George Bennard.  This was a favorite hymn of Mrs. Epoch13's father who often sang it in the choir in Albion, MI where, Reverend Bennard first started composing this song.


A Memorial Day hide and our first, "Multi/Puzzle" cache.  All information required to find the cache and log is available on the grounds! 

Stage 1; is the parking location at the neighboring church.  It is an active place of worship so please be respectful of the congregation and cache during non-service times.  It's a gimme, so from this point on you will need to find the numbers to locate the cache and log.

Stage 2: Michigan Historic Site sign.  It does not matter on which side of the sign you stand an answer is on both sides.  Methodist Episcopal Church; you are looking for the number of letters in the third word in line fifteen.  The Old Rugged Cross; you are looking for the number of letters in the fifth word on line seven.  Number of letters in the word = A

Stage 3: 1913 Monument.  B = the number of vocalist to first perform this hymn in public

Stage 4: Cache; N 41 54.7(11-A)7 W 086 10.3(4+B)8

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jura fvggvat ba gur orapu, snpvat gur Pebff, ybbx gb gur bgure puhepu.

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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