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Thanksgiving - "The Hunt for Tom Turkey"

A cache by CalamityJane Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/24/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Tom Turkey is on the run after overhearing Farmer Brown's intention of serving him for Thanksgiving Dinner.  He was last seen running with the wild turkeys of Prettyboy.  (Yes they DO exist, I saw two of them with my own eyes!  Really!!).  Solve the following to locate where Tom is hiding, and hear his plea for survival...

N 39 39.ABC

W 076 44.5DE

 

 


A = The 3rd digit of the year of the original harvest meal celebrated by the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians.

B = The 2nd digit of the year George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national Government of the United States.

C = The 2nd digit of the year New York became the first state to offically adopt an annual Thanksgiving holiday.

D = Subtract the 1st digit from the 2nd digit of the year Abraham Lincoln scheduled Thanksgiving for the final Thursday in November.

E = The last digit of the year Fraklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November.

I would like to thank thelaues for allowing me to take over the spot where their Barefoot in the Reservoir cache was hidden. It was a really cute cache container that unfortunately came up missing. I hope this cache will measure up to theirs...

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

UVFGBEL bs Gunaxftvivat...Gunaxftvivat orpbzrf na bssvpvny ubyvqnl. Gbz unf uvf thneq hc fb lbh jvyy unir gb frnepu ybat naq uneq gb svaq uvz!

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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