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MMC #2: Hometown Heroes Letterbox Hybrid

Hidden : 10/08/2022
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Welcome to Marion County West Virginia, the middle of everywhere! The 'Murals of Marion County' geocaching trail is designed to showcase the history and heritage of the area in a unique and exciting way. Nine Letterbox Hybrid geocaches will be placed around the county for you to discover; each showcases a specific mural and then provides instructions on locating the final. After completing all nine geocaches on the tour and exploring everything Marion County has to offer, stop by our visitor center (GC9CY1G) to claim a FREE custom coin, trackable at geocaching.com! More information including a full list of caches and the playing card is available here: https://marioncvb.com/murals.

MMC #2: Hometown Heroes

Welcome to Palatine Park, a hidden gem nestled along the banks of the Monongahela River. This cache will bring you to a scenic overlook of the river as well as showcase five legends of Marion County. (There is an earthcache here too that you won't want to miss!) On the mural, you'll find depictions of Johnnie Johnson, Col. George S. “Spanky” Roberts, Julia Pierpont, “Aunt Hat” Wilson (Harriet, Hattie, Little Hat Wilson Whitely), and West Virginia coal miner. These individuals all played an instrumental part in the county's history.

SOLVE THE PUZZLE

Using the mural, please answer the following questions to obtain the three-digit lock combination (XYZ) for the final container.

X = How many hometown heros are shown in the mural? 

YZ = How many stars (in part or in full) are located on the mural?

FIND THE CACHE

After answering the above questions, use the riddle below to locate the final container.

The final is not too far, just look around. Face the bridge and seek something yellow. A lone tree and wooden kiosk hide the prize.

THANKS FOR VISITING!

Need help? Text 304 - 216 - 6620

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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)