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cache type Remembering Oscar Zerk cache size

by pap_n_gram
(Finds: 4  Score: 8)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 10)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 34.171'   W 087° 49.259'
Kenosha,   Wisconsin   53143
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 21 Feb 2008
Waypoint (Landmark): N027FF
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: Parking is a challenge. No fees!

Comments:

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Oscar Zerk, was born 1878 in Vienna, Austria. Showing an early talent for technology,he was fascinated by the challenge of that most modern of technical marvels: the automobile.
As a result, Zerk designed the first 6-cylinder car as well as an automatic transmission. In order to view the state of American automotive design, he sailed for the U.S. on the Lusitania in 1907.
While aboard, his fertile mind conceived of a new and better lubrication system. Crucial to this new system was a small device, which subsequently became known as a "zerk" fitting: a fitting that almost 100 years later is still with us. Based on this system, he had by 1938 founded two companies, made a fortune and decided to 'retire'. With his considerable fortune he purchased a 3-story mansion in Kenosha, Wisconsin which still stands on Cooper Road. Oscar Zerk died in 1968 at the age of 90 with over 300 patents to his credit.


The coordinates given here are not of that house but Oscar's final resting place. Oscar loved fine
art, music and enjoyed his riches right to the end. This site is proof of his love of glitz and glamour and
I'm sure you'll be as amazed as I was once you've seen it.

As proof of your visit...send me an email and describe what you see here. (materials etc.)

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?
123456789:;<=>?@!"#$%&'()*+,-./

Clues:    decode

  • Be Careful... 
    Crbcyr ner qlvat gb trg va urer>

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 07 Feb 2009 by  gkrone  (Finds: 16  Score: 45.5)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 2)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

The snow melted off enough to get a good look at this. Very interesting.

TFTC

Note 18 Oct 2008 by  The Brkster  (Finds: 18  Score: 51)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

It took me longer to find the right way into this cemetery than it did to visit Oscar. He really had it right. Thanks for the virtual.

I found it! 20 Jul 2008 by  draconis  (Finds: 21  Score: 66)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Little Rover, Jonathan and I were out Navi- and Geo-caching today. We decided to adopt a 'cooler near the lake' approach and stayed within a mile or so from the lake. A cool spot, and an amazing group of objects. E-mail coming.

I found it! 21 Feb 2008 by  Rogheff  (Finds: 14  Score: 46)    (Hidden: 91  Score: 331)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I guess old Oskar was Dunmovin when he got his mansion.

Zerks are good for greasing your joints, but they also make a really evil cache container!


 

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