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cache type The Wallace - Jeffers Memorial cache cache size

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by Paleoman
(Finds: 95  Score: 428)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 60)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 37.729'   W 078° 03.927'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Castile,   New York   14427
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Jul 2006
Waypoint (Landmark): N0267F
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

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

Misc: Pets are allowed. Parking is available


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This multicache was designed to bring geocachers to the quiet little village of Castile, New York. As is typical with most small towns there is always an interesting local claim to fame that a village is noted for. I have designed this cache to give a small tour of this village and to focus on the Doughboy monument that located in the heart of Castile. There are 3 parts to this multi and please take your time when visiting each location.

When you reach the posted coordinates, find the year that the Village of Castile was settled.

Use this 4 digit number to get the next set of coordinates.

To figure the North coordinate add the last 3 digits of the date to the last 4 digits of the N, then subtract 518 from this total and replace the last 4 numbers.

This will give you the new North number. N42, 3X.XXX

To figure the West coordinate subtract 802 from the date on the sign then subtract this result from the last 4 digits of the west coordinate.

This will give you the new west coordinate. W 078, 0X.XXX

Now once you have arrived at this next location there are a few dates to collect.

Here are the coordinates for the final cache hide. N42,3E.FBB W078,0C.AFD

Use this set of numbers to complete the coordinates, Be sure to read these instructions carefully!

A = Find the date of the year that the monument was erected. From this date add the first, third and fourth digits together and subtract the second digit from this result.

B = last digit of the date above the Village Office.

C = last digit of the date on the corner of the Church.

D = last digit of the year the monument was erected minus 1

E = Find the 3 dates on the front of the Bank. Use the last digit of the date that is between the earliest date and the latest date.

F = last digit of the date of the year that the Fire Hall Organized.

You now have everything you need to figure out the final coordinates to the hidden cache. The location that the cache is hid in can be wet and muddy from time to time so be sure to wear appropriate footwear when searching for this cache.

This is my 3rd cache hide and it is located in the Village of Castile on land that bordered the Mary Jemison (White woman of the Genesee), tract of land that is located in the Castile Township. As you take on this cache you will learn about when the village was established and see some of the local landmarks that exist. One of the features and the theme for this cache is the “Spirit of the American Doughboy” Monument that was placed in the heart of the village to memorialize two Castile men who gave their lives in World War 1 defending our country’s freedoms. As you observe this statue you will notice that in one hand the soldier holds a 1903 Springfield rifle and in his upraised hand is a fragmentation grenade. He appears to be strolling through broken tree stumps and barbed wire. One of the two men named on this monument is my great uncle, Addison Wallace. I learned from my father that Addison was killed in action in Germany. Our Legion Post takes its name from these two brave fellows and is called the Wallace-Jeffers American Legion Post No.753. What is interesting about this monument is that it is 1 of only 4 located in New York State, and 1 of 139 known to exist in the entire United States. The sculptor of this monument is E.M. Viquesney (6/5/1886 – 10/4/46) of Spencer Indiana. This was his claim to fame and his tribute to all those who served and died in “The War to end all Wars”. It has been a Wallace family tradition for many years to be caretakers of this statue. Glenn Wallace, my Cousin, was the first to perform these duties and now his son William, (Bill) Wallace has taken over these duties now that Glenn has passed away. Every year at Memorial Day the entire village gathers around this monument and pays respect to all soldiers, living and deceased, through a small parade, and a speech given by an inspirational speaker. This is concluded with the laying of a wreath of flowers to remember those who served. I have attended this ceremony my whole life and I plan on being there every Memorial Day as long as I am able to do so.

You will be searching for a few dates in this monument area that will help you to find the final cache hide. Please take your time and feel free to visit any of the local merchants as they will certainly appreciate meeting you. I wish to offer a special “Thanks” to Jackie Hoyt for allowing me to use the Library property for this geocache. If you have time, stop in and check out our Library.

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I found it! 20 Jul 2006 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Your hides definitely should be on everyone’s must do lists. They have all been well thought out adventures that have taken me to some right wonderful spots. This cache was no exception. Many many times I have driven through this town...and is the curse in this fast and furious society we don't usually take the time to stop and explore some of the places we pass through...so is the state of my relationship with Castile.

I have been through town so many times (but never stopping!), and finally today through your cache hide I was able to finally see some great sights. In fact, I got to see the two places I've ALWAYS wanted to stop and explore.

After finding the first leg (nearly went right by it...haha), Chicky dove head first into the math duties on this one. She must have crossed an "i" or dotted a "t" because we ended up in the wrong area. So after a little re-figure'um-ation we finally landed ourselves at leg two. While Chicky did the dirty work and I sat and watched (because Szuchie + Math = Hopelessly Lost....haha), I realized that this was a really great spot. It's sort of nice to just relax and watch the world as it's running around about you.

After spending a good 10 minutes or so watching Chicky run around in circles (I wish I had my camera! ), we had the cords to the final. After taking the "path much less traveled" we got to the general ground zero area (insert a lot of evil laughs here...haha). Nice spot!!!!!!

So after finding many invisible caches, Chicky finally made the grab. Awesome cache container, I totally need one of these! Excited I opened the cache container and inside there sat....well, let's say it was a magnificent find.

To show my massive appreciation for this wonderful cache and all the wonderful experiences we had while doing it, I dropped off a Volunteer Geocoin. A very nice coin, for a VERY nice cache. Thanks Ken for a great hide, as well as for showing Chicky and I around your charming little town.

Additionally P-Man, this log will be accompanied by a personal email, as I feel the need to gush over this cache a little more (and I'm sure the cache readers don't want to be subject to all that mush do they?!? Haha. ).

Thanks again for a magnificent evening that I'm positive we'll never forget!



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