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Old Cahill School

A cache by Captain Max & the Kids Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/4/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Easy 2 stage multi with micro cache containing logbook and pencil. Parking available directly across the street at City Hall, or at the cache site except M-F 8AM-4PM

Located in Frank Tupa Park

Frank Tupa Park is located in northeast Edina on Eden Avenue, directly across from Edina City Hall.
This one-acre park is the home of the Old Cahill School, visited throughout the year by students who want to experience a day of school in the 1800s. Minnehaha Grange Hall, another historic property, is also located at the park. The Edina Historical Society oversees activities at the historic properties. Grassy areas surround the buildings.

The history of the Cahill School is not only interesting to read about, but will also help you locate a hidden cache.

Being a schoolhouse, it’s only appropriate that one must use the 3 R’s to compute the location of the second stage of this easy multi. Just some old-fashioned addition and subtraction is all you need. But be careful, because the teachers back then weren’t as forgiving as today’s.

To find the location of the final stage, go to the initial posted coordinates. Here you will find yourself looking at one of two signs. All the numbers you need will be on this highly informative sign. You’ll know which one to study when you start putting together the pieces.

You will find the answers to two simple math problems. With each answer you apply the number to the ORIGINAL coordinates, which will get you to the final.
So don’t erase your original coordinates just yet—you’ll need them.

Always find a number to correspond to the lettered questions.

Part 1. Find the Final Latitude
A. How many acres were purchased to build the school?
B. How much did this acreage cost?

Now, add the answers from A+B, take this SUM and subtract this from the initial Latitude. This is your new FINAL latitude. Write it down, in ink, with neat penmanship.

Part 2. Find the Final Longitude
A. What year was the plan you are looking at devised?

B. What year was the land purchased and the school built?

C. According to the plan, what was the recommended number of PUPILS per schoolhouse?

D. According to the plan, What was the recommended number of PUPIL desks (not including teacher) per schoolhouse?

E. For this number, simply subtract the number of acres purchased from the cost of the property.

Now, add the answers from A+B+C+D+E, take this SUM and divide by 131.

Take this result and add this to the initial Longitude. This is your final Longitude. Write it down, in ink, with neat penmanship.

Part 3. Find the Cache. Upon finding the cache, sign logbook, re-stash the cache, then promptly return to class.
Part 4. Log your find at www.geocaching.com Have fun!!!

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