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Mystery Cache

Reading Is Fundamental - Decorah.

A cache by lagrac Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/6/2014
In Iowa, United States
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is not at the posted coordinates.
But what you need to find the cache is.

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Welcome to the Decorah Public Library.

The history of Decorah Public Library dates back to 1892 and the Columbian club (study club) at the Unitarian Church. The Columbian Club was responsible for the collection until October 28, 1893 when the Public Library Association was formed. The first library housed 69 books, rent free, in the Marsh Music Store located on Water Street. Over the years the Decorah Public Library was housed in a number of locations including the Winneshiek County Courthouse basement.
The Library held fundraisers and lobbied for tax-based support with the help of the Monday Club (a local women's study club) . After 2 defeats, the city voted in favor of a tax levy of $500,000 to support the library and at that time it became a city-directed institution.
For a number of years the Decorah Public Library was located on the northeast corner of Main Street and Winnebago Street. In 1964, the library moved across the street to the renovated former U.S. Post Office located at 202 Winnebago. In 1997, an addition was added to the east side of the building with ribbon cutting held on November 2, 1997.

To find this cache, you will need to visit the Library.
Please note the hours of operation:
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Permission to have this cache within the Decorah Public Library
has been granted to me by Lorraine Borowski.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zntargvp naq haqre / Srry serr gb Rkcyber.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 8/22/2015 6:59:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:59 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum