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4th of July Cache

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Hidden : 07/13/2005
4 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

This is a puzzle cache that was done for Team GPSaxophone's Event Cache over the Fourth of July weekend 2005 near Woodland Park Colorado. But alas the food and fun was to much to complete it, so I was ask to make it a regular cache so I am. O'yeah the cache isn't at the listed coordinates not even sure what is there.

The story of Paul Revere's Ride, in April of 1775, has been well told in the history books and the poetry of Longfellow; less known is that Mr. Revere took a second ride through the countryside on July 5, 1776, to announce the Declaration of Independence adopted in Philadelphia on July 4. On his route to Lexington, the crier on horseback charged through five villages, one of them Summerset, and shouted the news to a different man in each locale, one of them the village blacksmith. From the facts that follow about the events surrounding Paul Revere's Second Ride, you should be able to find the order in which he rode through the villages and the full name and occupation of the man in each village to whom he broke the news of Liberty.

1. On his second ride, Paul Revere announced the Declaration of Independence to Jonathan earlier than to Mr. Howe, who heard the news before the man in the village of Maybury.
2. Patrick, who isn't Gates, and the farmer were both captains in the militia.
3. Mr. Bradford and the miller let out loud "huzzah"s when they got the announcement from Revere.
4. Paul Revere broke the news to the schoolmaster in one village and then to Mr. Adams in the next village.
5. The farmer heard about the Declaration earlier than Mr. Gates but later than Benjamin.
6. Adams and the farmer had already fought against the Redcoats at Concord in 1775.
7. Revere told the man in Westham about the events in Philadelphia immediately after telling the miller in the previous village about them.
8. Thomas, who didn't reside in Maybury, and Mr. Howe joyfully spread the revolutionary news to their villages.
9. The wigmaker learned of the Declaration later than the Lanyard citizen, who talked to Paul Revere at some point after George did.
10. Mr. Morgan and the man from Middlesex gave the horseman money to help support liberty's cause.
11. The village in which Paul Revere announced Independence to the wigmaker wasn't Maybury.

To find the cache answer the following questions:
A = Number of letters in the millers last name.
B = Number of letters in the blacksmiths last name.
C = Number of letters in the schoolmaster last name.
D = In the order Jonathan was which one to hear.
E = In the order Benjamin was which one to hear.
F = How many letters are in the city Adams lived in
G = In the order George was which one to hear.
H = How many letters are in Adams profession.
I = How many letters are in the city Gates lived in.
J = ((F * G + H) / I) – C
The cache is located at N 39° 05.CGH W 105° 05.BIE

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

General Parking: To get to the general area get to the cache easy from the Manitou Experimental Forest Station on county road#79. go 1 mile North of Manitou Lake turning off highway 67 onto Spruce road which is county road#79 from there its easy driving to within 200 feet of the cache. Or a nice 1/2 mile hike south down the rarely used dirt road from the Manitou Experimental Forest Station. Also thanks to RustyBeerCan for all his GREAT help in maintaining this cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Frr nggnpurq Uvag cvpgher.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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