Spanish Presidio San Agustin del Tucson
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This is a three-stage virtual cache, with each waypoint leading to an educational historical point. You will need to answer a question at each waypoint and do some simple calculations to determine the next waypoint location. You will need to email the answers to four questions to us to verify your successful completion of the cache.
From the listed coordinates. According to the marker a Hohokam Indian village existed here about abc A.D. To determine the location for Stage 2, you will need to substitute the numbers for a, b and c into the coordinates for Stage 2. Before leaving this site note the answer to the following question:
In what year was this site excavated? ____________
Stage 1. Go to N32° 13.337’ W11b° 5a.5c6’. According to the marker how many acres were enclosed by the wall? You will need to convert the number to decimal form to determine the coordinates for Stage 3. Before leaving this site note the answer to the following question:
What was Main Street originally called? ______________
Stage 2. Go to N32° 02.202’ + (number of acres enclosed by the wall) W110° 58.536. According to the marker: Some de Spanish cavalry and Indian scouts were garrisoned at the outpost. And the soldiers provided protection for San Xavier Mission for fg years. Again you will need to add the numbers for de and fg to determine the coordinates for the final location. Before leaving note the answer to the following question:
What replaced the crude wooden palisade of the first fort? _______
Stage 3. Go to:
N32° 13.309 + .0de W110° 58.304 + .0fg
What number is located above the center door at this location? _______
If you want credit for your find, email us the answers to the four questions. Please do not post this information in your logs. Have fun and good luck!!
If you complete this cache on Monday – Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, you can enter the doors at the final location and learn more about the Presidio.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum