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History of Coppell - Bonus Reward Cache! Mystery Cache

Hidden : 12/28/2016
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

I like geocaching and Hubby likes history, hence.... a series of caches detailing a little history of Coppell.

A special token awaits inside for those who find this BONUS REWARD cache! Please only take one per cacher. I will try to keep tokens inside for future finders, but please let me know if cache is out and I will restock.


Cache is NOT at the posted coordinates!

Please be careful and watch out for snakes at GZ, particularly in the afternoons and evenings of summer. I have not seen snakes at GZ, but others have.

In order to find this BONUS REWARD cache, one must first find the other 6 'History of Coppell' caches, which are:

GC6YMYB - History of Coppell #1 - Mustang Grapes
GC6YMYG - History of Coppell #2 - Windmill Historical Marker
GC6YMYQ - History of Coppell #3 - Water Supply Tank
GC6YMYX - History of Coppell #4 - Train Depot
GC6YMZ0 - History of Coppell #5 - Bethel School
GC6YMZ5 - History of Coppell #6 - Gibbs

On the log sheets inside each cache will be letters and numbers. With this information, one can determine the coordinates for this BONUS REWARD cache, which are:

N 32 5X.ABC . . . . . . please adjust ABC, DEF as indicated below

W 96 5Y.DEF . . . . . . if numbers were found before July 2018

Please note that the cache was moved to a new location July 30, 2018. If the other caches in the series were found prior to this date, please make the following adjustments:

  • Subtract 005 from ABC
  • Subtract 024 from DEF

You can check your answers for this puzzle on GeoChecker.com or by using the solution checker below.

Please note that the cache is not too far off a nice groomed trail. No need to bushwhack until one is relatively close to GZ. See hint for more help.

Please note that there is a lock on the cache! Please pull down hard on the lock to open.

The combination is a significant date in the history of Coppell.

See hint for more help

For more information on the history of Coppell, and it's residents, these books are available on Amazon:

  • 'Coppell, Texas: A History (Brief History)' written by Jean Murph and Lou Duggan
  • 'Legendary Locals of Coppell' by Shaun M. Jex.

The Coppell Historical Society meets regularly at the Kirkland House and can be contacted by email at info@coppellhistoricalsociety.org. Their website can be found at www.coppellhistoricalsociety.org.

About the cache: Ammo can chained to a small tree.

Congrats to arlingtontrains7 for FTF!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnpur: Sbyybj gur tebbzrq genvy, gura jura nobhg 50 srrg sebz TM, urnq va. Ybbx oruvaq fbzrguvat gung sryy qbja, naq gurer zvtug whfg or n fhfcvpvbhf cvyr bs onex ng gur onfr bs n fznyy gerr.
Ybpx ba pnpur (jvyy arrq gb chyy qbja uneq): N fvtavsvpnag qngr va gur uvfgbel bs Pbccryy.... juvpu pna or sbhaq ng nal bs gur sbyybjvat.... cvpx bar.....
- Vg vf yvfgrq ba gur Svefg Jngre Fhccyl jngre gbjre.
- Vg vf yvfgrq ng gur raq bs gur svefg cnentencu ba gur Orgury Fpubby Uvfgbevpny Znexre.
- Ybbx hc 'Pbccryy, Grknf' va Jvxvcrqvn.... gura ybbx sbe gur lrne gung gur gbja jnf eranzrq sbe Trbetr Pbccryy, naq fhogenpg 2.
- Ybbx ng gur uggc://jjj.pbccryygk.tbi/nobhg-pbccryy/uvfgbel-bs-pbccryy jrofvgr.... gura ybbx sbe gur lrne gung pbzzhavgl punatrq vgf anzr gb Pbccryy... habssvpvnyyl. Gjb lrnef yngre, Tvoof bssvpvnyyl punatrq gur anzr bs vgf cbfg bssvpr naq gbja gb Pbccryy.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)