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MCHG - Smethport Old Jail Museum

Hidden : 04/01/2019
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

McKean County Historical Geotrail
Bring or Mail passport to receive a trackable geocoin.

Apr, May, Sep, Oct ... Tues and Thurs 1-4 PM
Jun, Jul, Aug ... Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri 1-4 PM
Visit Historical Building during Fair Week - Aug 12-17
General $5 ... Senior $3 ... Children (under 12) / Active military Free

NOTE - Be sure to sign the Visitor Book with both your name and your caching name. The Curator is going to check to make sure those that signed the log have, indeed, taken the tour.


N 41° A_____ B_____. C_____ D_____ E_____

W 078° F_____ G_____. H_____ I_____ J_____


A. What in the cell block has two heads? Number of letters.

B. What was given by Thomas McKean to be presented to the first county commissioners? Number of letters minus 1.

C. Where in the museum was the resident ghost hung? "You're hanging an innocent man, so I'm going to haunt this place forever." Number of letters minus 6.

D. He was listed first as MIA, then a few days later as KIA. At the end of the war, he returned to read his own obituary. When he passed, he actually had two death certificates. Who was he? Number of letters minus 4.

E. What unusual item is located in the cell with the headstones? Number of letters.


F. What original piece of the peg leg engine is in the Dick Robertson room? Number of letters minus 8.

G. Who painted the wildlife mural? Number of letters minus 12.

H. What are the rugs in the Jim Baker room made of? Number of letters minus 1.

I. What is on the display board in the Eileen McKean room? Number of letters minus 4.

J. What is the name of the man who found a part of the third courthouse after it burned? Number of letters minus 8.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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