Myth and Mystic

A cache by welch Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/14/2004
In Iowa, United States
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Warning: Hunt this cache at your own risk.

To complete this cache you must visit a cemetery (the cache is NOT in the cemetery, and needed info can be recorded from paved roadways). If you are not comfortable with cemeteries, please do not attempt this cache.

This multicache has two parts, the point of which is to get you to visit a local soure of wonder... At the first part you must collect some information. You will use this data to figure out the location of the final part, which is hidden in a nearby park. This cache can only be done between 730am and 9pm (No Night Caching!).

At the given location, find the three dates given on the front side of the mounment(the 'face' being the side with that has the raised lettering). Combine all three dates together for a sum. The final cache is at N41°40(sum - 5295, drop any leading zero), W91°31(6022 - sum, again drop any lead zero).

There used to be a letterbox near this one, but it went missing a while ago. And I don't think its been replced (yet?).

There are many are many interesting myths and facts about this monument and statue. To avoid giving away too much I will encrypt the rest of this description. Read this only if you want hints or after you've completed the cache and want to learn a little of the history of this statue: [Ab ivfvg gb Vbjn Pvgl vf pbzcyrgr jvgubhg n ivfvg gb gur ravtzngvp Oynpx Natry, n tenir znexre gung vf n fbhepr bs ybpny genqvgvba naq fcrphyngvba. Qbmraf bs yrtraqf pyvat gb gur znexre: Bar bs gur zbfg cbchyne fnlf gung n tevrivat uhfonaq fcrag uvf fnivaf gb cynpr n juvgr natry bire gur tenir bs uvf jvsr, bayl gb unir vg ghea oynpx bireavtug orpnhfr bs urer haerirnyrq vasvqryvgl gb uvz.

Nabgure purrel fgbel fnlf gung nalbar jub gbhpurf gur natry jvyy qvr jvguva gur lrne. Gurer'f n unccvre ovg bs sbyxyber nffbpvngrq jvgu vg n fjryy - pbyyrtr fghqragf fnl gung lbh'er abg n gehr Havirefvgl bs Vbjn pbrq hagvy lbh'ir orra xvffrq va gur funqbj bs vgf jvatf.

Gur erny fgbel oruvaq gur natry vf n ovg zber cebfnvp, gubhtu vg unf vgf funer bs vagevthr nf jryy. Gur fgnghr jnf pbzzvffvbarq va 1911 ol n Oburzvna vzzvtenag anzrq Grerfn Sryqrireg sbe gur tenirf bs ure fba naq frpbaq uhfonaq. Jura gur fgnghr neevirq va Vbjn Pvgl, ubjrire, Grerfn ershfrq gb cnl sbe vg, fnlvat gung vg jnfa'g jung fur unq beqrerq. Gur qvfchgr raqrq hc va pbheg, naq gur jbzrag jnf beqrerq gb cnl gur Puvpntb fphycgbe $5,000. gur qvftehagyrq Grerfn qrpvqrq gb unir gur fgnghr rerpgrq va fcvgr bs urer qvfyvxr bs vg - naq rire fvapr vg'f orra n fbhepr bs snfpvangvba sbe Vbjn Pvgl erfvqragf.

Guvf unhagvatyl ornhgvshy tenir znexre, ybpngrq va gur Bnxynaq Przrgrel (1000 Oebja Fgerrg, Vbjn Pvgl, VN 52245), fgnaqf 9 srrg gnyy naq ernyyl unf gb or frra gb or nccerpvngrq - V pna cebzvfr lbh fur vf abg jung lbh jvyy rkcrpg. Qbrf ure Cbfgher nqzbavfu be orpxba, sbeovq be ragerng? V yrnir vg sbe lbh gb qrpvqr.

Fbhepr: Revpxfba, Y. & Fghue, G. (2001). Vbjn, bss gur orngra cngu (5gu rq.) (cntr 37). Thvysbeq, Pbaarpgvphg: Gur Tybor Crdhbg Cerff.]

For more on geocaching in Iowa, vist the Iowa Geocachers Organization home page.

5/22/04 Thank you to Rooboy, for being a good testor and finding the problems with this cache. And also for being FTF.

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