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  • Geocaching 101

    What is geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. How is the game played? At its simplest level, geocaching requires these steps:

    Choose any geocache from the list and read its description. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location. Share your geocaching stories and photos online on the 175th Week Facebook page!

    What are the rules of geocaching?

    As a cacher, you want the find to be your own and you also dont want the cache to get stolen. Exercise stealth as you look for caches in high traffic areas.

    If you take something from the geocache (or "cache"), leave something of equal or greater value.

    Sign the logbook in the cache! Replace the cache EXACTLY as you found it. Log your experience online.

    What do I need to go geocaching?

    A pen or pencil A GPS device (iPhone, car gps, handheld unit, or Google Earth) Cache info sheet (which includes descriptions, hints, and coordinates)

    Where are geocaches located? Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These locations can be quite diverse. They may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street. In this series, there will be no trespassing or climbing necessary to find the caches. For more general information about geocaching, please visit: http://www.geocaching.com/guide/ Prizes Grand Prize Drawing Four $100 Visa Gift Cards Caches include: DePauw gear such as T-shirts, scarves, lanyards, wallets, etc. To be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing, you must find a cache that contains a tiger. There are three such tigers hidden within this series, and thus, you may be entered in the

  • drawing up to three times if you find them all. To be entered into the drawing you must complete three super easy steps: 1. Find the tiger! 2. Take your picture with the tiger (excluding the visibility of the cache if possible) 3. Post your picture on the 175th Facebook page! (Your photo will be your drawing entry!)

    175th Celebration Geocache Series 1. GCB In 1972, Mr. Long opened this establishment that has become a true DePauw landmark. Home of the garlic cheeseburger and numerous _____s delivers to ____ signs, this restaurant has been a favorite weekend spot for students since its opening. Hint: West Size: Micro N 39 38.541 W 086 51.770 2. Bowman Park In 1867, DePauw admitted women into degree programs for the first time. As a testament to these four women, four trees were planted in Bowman Park. Hint: N/A Size: Regular N 39 38.299 W 086 51.715 3. Between the Sciences In 1901, DePauw received a gift of $25,000 from D.W. Minshall to construct a new science laboratory. Later on, the early 1930s was a time for great chemical research productivity at DePauw. It was in this decade that William M. Blanchard, Dean of the University, hired Percy Julian as a research fellow. Percy went on to publish the most significant chemical research publication to come from DePauw, entitled Studies in the Indole Series V. The Complete Synthesis of Physostigmine (Eserine), which explained how Julian synthesized physostigmine. Percy studied in Minshall Lab, and later as a trustee, helped plan for the construction of a new mathematics and science center. Following Julians death, the University renamed the center the Percy L. Julian Mathematics and Science Center to honor him. Minshall Laboratory was demolished in 1973, however, the Pillars in Walker Circle and the cornerstone of the building on East College Lawn still exist to commemorate its existence. Hint:N/A Size: Medium

  • N 39 38.347 W 086 51.740 4. The Owl The Scarritt Fountain, located near East College, was a gift from Winthrop Scarritt, class of 1882, in honor of his brother Alfred. Atop the fountain sits a bronze owl, a symbol of wisdom. The Washington C. DePauw Society Donor Plaza sits on the western side of the Scarritt Fountain. This plaza is a tribute to alumni and friends who have made gifts of $100,000 or more in their lifetime to DePauw University. Washington C. DePauw was an important benefactor who gave over $600,000 to the University in the 1870s. In gratitude of generosity, the board of trustees recognized him by changing the name of the university from Indiana Asbury to DePauw University. On the eastern side of the fountain, a 14-foot bronze and stone monument marks the birthplace of Sigma Delta Chi, the national journalistic society which was founded here by ten students in 1909 and now has nearly 250 chapters and well over 40,000 members. Hint: N/A Size: Small N 39 38.435 W 086 51.685 5. Are You A Rock Star? Founded in 1884, DePauws School of Music is one of the oldest in the country. The SOM regularly brings in performers of international renown to the region. The 2012-2013 Guest Artist Series will include four chamber ensemble performances and two appearances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The SOM is also home to a carillon bell tower, one of only eight in Indiana. These bells were donated by Alpha Chi Omega in 1976 in honor of the sororitys founding at DePauw in 1885. These bells play the Toast to DePauw, a song that is often sung at the conclusion of many formal DePauw events, every day at 11:30 a.m. Hint: N/A Size: Micro N 39 38.254 W 086 51.743 6. Walker Field Dedicated on April 14, 1984, Walker Field was named in honor of Merle Royce "Ole" Walker, a 1912 DePauw graduate. Walker was a two-sport athlete at DePauw, earning six letters in football and basketball and captaining the latter during the 1911-12 season. The press box is named in honor of Ford C. Frick '15 the former National League president and Commissioner of Baseball.

  • However, before it was home to athletic fields, the famed Monon railroad line once rumbled through this hilly area, called The Monon Hills, which are now the Walker and Boswell athletic fields. Hint: Tree Size: Micro N 39 38.473 W 086 52.073 7. Battle For The Bell The Monon Bell football game is the annual contest between the DePauw University Tigers and the Wabash College Little Giants. The rivalry between DePauw and Wabash began in 1890 and more than 100 games have been played. The Monon Bell game was voted Indiana's best football rivalry by ESPN fans. The Monon Bell trophy, a 300-pound locomotive bell from the Monon Railroad, was introduced in 1932 at the suggestion of a DePauw alumnus, Orien Fifer '25, in a letter to the editor of The Indianapolis News. The Bell is awarded to the victorious team at the end of the game, to be held until contested again the following year. Since DePauw and Wabash are only 27 miles apart, the adversaries in the game are often brothers, cousins, high school classmates or good friends, adding to the competition's intensity. Hint: Size: N 39 38.352 W 086 52.088 8. Where Lucky Married Chavez This cache is located near two DePauw icons, the arch and East College. The arch was presented in 1910 as a gift from the Class of 1890 at their 20th reunion. It has long served as a major entrance to the campus and familiar symbol of the University. East college was constructed in 1870. It includes a chapel-like room that houses portraits of past DePauw Presidents. Hint: Were knot telling you a hole lot here. Size: Small N 39 38.420 W 086 51.658 9. Bridge To Campus The DePauw Nature Park was the site of an active limestone quarry from 1917 to 1977. The limestone rock began forming 350 million years ago from the remains of animals living on the bottom of an inland sea that covered this region. Hanson Aggregates donated most

  • of the land for the park to DePauw in 2003. DePauw purchased adjacent acreage. The park has 10 miles of walking trails, a primitive campground, and an outdoor classroom. The Nature Park is also home to the Janet Prindle Institute of Ethics, the Ian and Mimi Roland Welcome and Activities Center, the Manning Environmental Field Station, and the James and Sue Bartlett Reflection Center. Hint: Ammo can Size: Regular N 39 38.253 W 086 52.764 10. Shroom Path Designed by the internationally-acclaimed architect, Carlos Jimnez, professor at Rice University's School of Architecture, the Richard E. Peeler Art Center opened its doors in August, 2002 and was later dedicated during a ceremony October 11, 2002. The Peeler Art Center features three spacious, state-of-the-art galleries. The galleries host approximately twelve exhibitions annually featuring the work of students and faculty as well as regionally and internationally acclaimed artists. The Peeler Art Center's large windows that welcome in light and its functional space is optimal for the teaching, creation and presentation of art. Included among the Peeler Art Center's 80,000 square feet are a large exhibition space; a 90-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art acoustics, designed for public events, films and recitals; classroom and studio space for pottery, sculpture, painting and photography; and offices for the art department faculty. The building is the first in DePauw's 165-year history to be dedicated to the teaching, creation and display of art. The building is named for Richard E. Peeler, a 1949 graduate of DePauw. Peeler returned to his alma mater in 1958 to teach ceramics, sculpture and photography. He retired in 1972, and with his wife and partner, Marj, worked as a full-time potter in Putnam County until his death in 1998. Size: Small Hint: Something is different N 39 38.295 W 086 51.865 11. Letters DePauw has a rich and long-standing tradition of Fraternity and Sorority life. At DePauw, there are currently twenty-five Greek-lettered organizations. While a majority of these fraternities and sororities belong to one of our four governing councils, our campus is also home to one local sorority and a National Greek Honor Society. Our Greek community is unique, distinctive and historical. DePauw is proud to have Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Alpha Theta which were both founded at DePauw. Today, just under seventy percent of students are affiliated with a Greek-letter organization on our campus.

  • Hint: Something doesnt belong... Size: Micro N 39 38.506 W 086 51.634 12. Spelunking A cave system is rumored to run from near Blackstock stadium beneath the DePauw campus to Boone Hutcheson Cemetery. Known by two names Sellers and University Caves, it was explored as early as 1830 by DePauw students and Greencastle residents. In 1884, a DePauw student named John Reasoner was asked to check out the cave system by the U.S. Geologic Survey. He recruited another sophomore and one of his Professors to accompany him into the cave. Reasoner and his colleagues ventured in but the Professor refused to go more than about ten feet for fear of getting lost. Reasoner ventured further into the cave by himself but discovered no lost artifacts or civilizations. He did find the names and dates of former DePauw students written on the walls dated 1830. Today the caves are recognized in spelunking circles as being the only known caves in Mississippian Age limestone north of the Wisconsin glacial boundary. Local lore has continued to grow around the caves. It is rumored that John Dillinger used them as an escape route during his infamous robbery in Greencastle. Also, many believe that these underground tunnels were used to transport slaves in the Underground Railroad. Size: Regular Hint: N 39 38.402 W 086 52.010 13. Bishop Roberts Bishop Robert R. Roberts was instrumental in the establishment of DePauw. Not only did he preside over the Indiana Conference in 1834, 1835, and 1836, the sessions at which the decisive steps were taken to establish the university, but once the University was established, he gave half of his annual salary of $200 to the University for development purposes. After his death, upon resolutions passed by the Indiana General Assembly, Bishop Roberts' remains were moved from his Indiana farm to the campus of Indiana Asbury University (now known as DePauw University). The monument that marks the graves of Bishop Roberts and his wife can be found in the academic quad, east of Roy O. West Library. Size: Micro Hint: N 39 38.464 W 086 51.773

  • 14. Not An Airplane This cache will bring you to one of the coolest World War relics in Putnam County Indiana, the Buzzbomb. The V-1 flying bomb, also known as the Buzz Bomb or Doodlebug, was an early pulse-jet-powered predecessor of the cruise missile. The V-1 was developed at Peenemnde Airfield by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War, in which many DePauw students served. During initial development, it was known by the codename "Cherry Stone". The first of the so-called Vergeltungswaffen series designed for terror bombing of London, the V-1 was fired from "ski" launch sites along the French and Dutch coasts. The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after (and prompted by) the successful Allied landing in Europe. At its peak, more than one hundred V-1s a day were fired at southeast England, 9,521 in total, decreasing in number as sites were overrun until October 1944, when the last V-1 site in range of Britain was overrun by Allied forces. This one just happens to be one of the few left in existence. Its designation is: FZG-76. Interestingly, this is one of ONLY two V-1s on display in the US. The other one is in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Size: Small Hint: Left side of post when you are facing East. N 39 38.644 W 086 51.912