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cache type The Graves of Fairmount Park cache size

This cache has been retired.
Please do not look for this cache.

by WhiteUrkel
(Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 05.683'   W 078° 52.057'
North Tonawanda,   New York   14120
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 24 Dec 2006
Waypoint (Landmark): N023C5
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Unknown
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: No drinking water! There are restrooms (water closets) available No pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

Comments:

Maps are queued for generation.
Additional maps for this cache available at: topozone.com logo    mapquest.com logo

There is no cache at the above coordinates. They are the first of
three stops you'll have to make in order to calculate the end cache
coordinates.

Fairmount Park is a 50 acre multi-purpose facility in the Town
of Wheatfield, located at the corner of Nash and Stieg Roads. Here
you will find ball fields, tennis courts, man-made pond, man-made
sled hill, running track, basketball courts, street hockey, picnic
shelters, just about anything you could ask for in a town park. I
had another cache there, but the attachment method on the final
kept failing. This is obviously a totally different cache.

Before this was Fairmount Park, it was Fairmount Cemetery. There
are many fenced-off graves scattered amongst playground equipment
in the far east end of the park.

I can't find any information about Fairmount Cemetery on the
web, other than that it was "incorporated" in 1894. I also have no
information on when it became a Town Park. If you click on the
Topozone Topographic map link on this page, you'll see the area is
still identified as "Fairmount Cemetery". Parking is not a problem
here!! Even if the gates are closed, you'll find ample parking in a
lot off of Nash Road, or along Stieg Road.

The coordinates for the cache container are in the format
N 43 05.ABC

W 078 52.DEF



  • Burial Plot #1: "Mother" N 42 05.683 W 078 52.057
    These are the coords at the top of the page, and again, please
    note there is no cache here.
    You will find the single grave of
    a Mother, whose first name begins with "D".

    • E = The number of letters in her last
      name.



  • Burial Plot #2: "Christie" N 43 05.710 W 078 52.077
    This is the largest burial plot in the park, with "Christie" being
    the most predominant headstone.

    • B = The 3rd digit in Henry Heintz's year of birth.

    • F = The 3rd digit in "Minnie, his wife's" year of
      death.

    • C = The 4th digit in Margaret Christie's year of
      birth.



  • Burial Plot #3: "Stieg" N 43 05.745 W 078 52.134 Note
    they have a nearby road named after them. Their graves are mostly
    in German, but you can get the information you need.

    • D = The 4th digit in V.T. Stieg's year of death

    • A = The 3rd digit in V.T. Stieg's year of
      birth



  • Stop #4: The cache: a small container, wrapped in camo
    tape, not a micro. Please re-hide as well or better than
    found.

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

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
NOPQRSTUVWXYZABCDEFGHIJKLM

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

Clues:    decode

  • The End cache: 
    Vg7f unatvat< bss gur tebhaq>

Pictures:

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 30 Dec 2006 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I'm feeling rather uncreative today, nearly four months after I actually found this so I'll just copy and paste my log from gc.
Sheesh, is this place ever not under water? I was sorta having deja vous when doing this cache. Found all areas easily, then chuckled to myself at the final hide location. Took me much less time to find this one compared to yesterday . Thanks for bringing me back to this odd park Urk.


 

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