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TWISTED OAK

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Hidden : 8/23/2006
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The Ramsey County Poor Farm Cemetery established in 1893 has not been used since 1923. There are almost 3000 burials, and no markers. They came from all over the county: the Poor Farm itself, the City/County Hospital, State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights (then Rose Township), White Bear, Mounds View, etc. About 10% are unknown abandoned infants, suicides, vagrants found near rail lines. One common factor: they were all poor.
New signs and a information plaque have been added to enhance the area. If you have any more insights share them in your log.

Located off White Bear ave next to Ramsey county fair grounds, Gateway trail, and the new Maplewood court house(the best place to park if your not riding your bike on the Gateway). As this is a historic cemetery please be respectful! The mowed grass trail next to the new granite sign will get you within fifty feet, then use the beaten path to minimize the disruption to the nature here.

The cache was a small twisted box, then a large spice jar, and now a well camoed matchstick. BYOP

If your in to bench marks there are two south of the cache area and related to the Poor Farm

This cache is registered with Ramsey County Parks

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ovepu gerr abj... hfr gb or gur bnx

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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