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This cache has been archived.

ScouterHerb & MrsB: We have decided that since both our caches in Rosebud need maintenance, and we do not visit Rosebud on a regular bases anymore, and it is to far to ask our son to do so, that we will archive them and pick up the containers later this fall.

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Akokiniskway Cache

A cache by ScouterHerb & MrsB Message this owner
Hidden : 9/11/2005
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Size:  (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the above coordinates but it is a good place to park while you solve the puzzle to find the cache which is a standard Camoflaged Lock Box.

Akokiniskway is Blackfoot language, and the literal English translation is “River of many Rosebuds”. Therefore the puzzle to find the cache will challenge you to follow a, very easy, twelve station historical walking tour, set up by the hamlet of Rosebud, Alberta.

We recommend that you walk the tour in Numerical order as it will take you on a nice loop walk bringing you back to the parking spot.
The 12 stations are in a 4 square block area. It should take much less than an hour to visit and read them all!

The twelve stations are listed below as child waypoints

You may solve the location of the cache by finding the answers to these questions on signs located at the stations, and then substituting the letter with the number in your answer in the final cache waypoint formula below.

A = What is the last digit of the year the Organ was purchased?
B = What is the last digit of the year a Railway station was finally built in Rosebud?
C = What is the last digit of the year it is believed Aaron Hawkins established first harness/shoe shop in the area?
D = What is the fourth digit of the year the first outdoor ice rink was made?
E = What is the fourth digit of the year the Atlas Lumber Company was built around?

The cache is located at N 51 1A.ABD, W 112 5C.ACE

You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

It is a short drive from the Hamlet. While you can walk from the Hamlet to the cache you will be walking along the highway, and even though the speed is restricted, it can sometimes be busy. There is a good Parking spot off of the highway, 95 Meters North West of the cache. A well defined, unmarked, trail leads from this parking spot past the cache.

The cache originally contained:

Log Book and Pen
Gasshopper Tow Truck
Dosge Viper
Nitro Flex Ball
Pterosaur Bean
Flashlight
2 - Aussie 5 cent coins

Enjoy a vist to the other three caches GC1303B; GCMW20; and GC1BYP2, nearby.

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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)

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