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A cache by DoodleCat & MisterKrrk Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/04/2005
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Geocache Description:

This cache showcases oddball Oregon City trivia. Walk along a short section of Main Street in Oregon City, then drive to the cache, walk in a park and find a small lock-n-lock container. The last stage is kid-friendly, but the first segment will require crossing city streets.

All points of interest in the downtown area are between 7th street and 11th street. At the starting coordinates find a bank building that the Sleepover Bandits (Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton) robbed in the 2001 movie "Bandits". If you're not a customer of this bank but you've parked in their parking lot anyway, you violated Ordinances AB.CDE and FG.HIJ. The checksum for this set of numbers is 64. (NOTE: Use the checksum to verify that you've collected the correct numbers. To check, add each of the individual numbers together. The sum should match the given checksum. For example, if you found the parking ordinances contained the numbers 11.111 and 10.000 you would add 1+1+1+1+1+1+0+0+0+0 = 6. If the checksum given for this string of numbers was 6 you would be certain you'd found the right numbers for the puzzle.) There's a 4-way stop on Main Street that features a drive-thru coffee stand. On one of the corners of that 4-way stop you will find 3 horse rings embedded in the sidewalk. You can tie your horse to one of the rings so that it doesn't wander off. The address of the doorway nearest to the horse rings is KLMN. (A "horse ring" is an iron ring cemented into the sidewalk and found at ground level. Don't waste your time counting signposts or bicycle racks). The checksum for this set of numbers is 2. Henry Weinhard once had a brewery warehouse on Main Street. A doorway to the building is still flanked by cast iron stylistic images of hops, grain and kegs. The keg (circle) on the left has the numbers OPQ etched in it and the one on the right has the number RST. The checksum for this set of numbers is 26. The very tall structure built against the rocky bluff is the only outdoor municipal elevator in the United States. it's also the only vertical street in the U.S., shown as 'Elevator Street' on the city plat. It is open Monday through Saturday 7AM to 7PM and Sunday 10AM to 7PM. Extended hours June-September Wed-Sat: open until 9:30PM, October Wed: Open until 8PM. The elevator operator is required to take a 10 minute break every 3 hours and the elevator is closed on government holidays. To verify the schedule check the Public Works section of the city website at Walk through the tunnel at the base of the elevator. Before you get in to ride up, look to your left and you'll see a staircase with 15 steps to the first landing. How many pictures are on the walls where these 15 steps are located? That is 'U' Ride the elevator to the top and when you step out look straight ahead to the window. Count the number of pictures mounted on the wall beneath that window. That number is 'V'. The checksum for this set of numbers (U + V) is 10. Time to leave downtown and go to the cache, but first, pull out a map of Oregon City. Notice the streets named for U.S. Presidents. What's odd is there is one street actually named for the loser of a Post-Depression Presidential race while the man that won the election does not have a street named for him. How many letters in the last name of the loser of that race? Call that W. The number of letters in the last name of the President without a street named for him is X. Funny thing about this presidential race, the Chicago Daily Tribune headline announced that the wrong guy had won. The checksum for this set of numbers is 11. The cache is here:NORTH C/2 E T I. P J-1 W WEST S T T Q A-4. U F V-1 Best place to park:NORTH R/2 E T I. O N H (That's an O as in Oscar, not a zero) WEST S T T U/2 W. X M K

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq qrpvqhbhf gerr jvgu ersyrpgbe. Arne cngu.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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