Memorial Park  LbNA # 10687 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateSep 6 2004
LocationHouston, TX
Found By baileys bunch
Last Found Nov 18 2006
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Memorial Park

Memorial Park Letterbox

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Placement Date: 09/06/2004
Nearest Town: Houston, TX
County: Harris County
Difficulty Rating: 2 - What does this mean?
Terrain Rating: 1 - What does this mean?
Status: Alive on 09/06/2004

Memorial Park is the largest urban park in Texas and Houston’s biggest recreational area. Memorial Park includes a 265-acre Arboretum and Botanical Garden, an 18-hole municipal golf course and clubhouse, a tennis center, swimming pool, baseball diamonds, and picnic grounds. The park also offers tournament-standard softball fields, volleyball courts, jogging and exercise trails, and biking paths.

Memorial Park's history started back in 1917. The United States was entering into World War I and needed new training facilities for the large numbers of new recruits. The City of Houston bid and won a military contract to build one of the new training camps. Memorial Park and the surrounding area was developed during 1917 into a training facility called Camp John A. Logan. Camp Logan was active as a training camp for a year. During 1918, Camp Logan became a military hospital for returning wounded. To assist in the men's convalescense, a golf course (Houston's first) was constructed at Camp Logan. By March 1919 with the war ending, Camp Logan had served its purpose and the camp was closed.

Part of the land from the camp was later made into a city park called Memorial Park, dedicated to the memory of the doughboys of World War I.

The letterbox is hidden within the boundaries of the Arboretum. This letterbox is larger than a normal microbox. Please bring your own ink pad and pen.

Arboretum Hours (7 days/week):
Grounds & Trails: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nature Center Building: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed major holidays)

Nature Shop: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discovery Room: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (closed Mondays in addition to major holidays)
Library: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Guided Tours Available

Directions to the Arboretum:
It is south of the intersection of Interstate 10 and the NW corner of the Interstate Loop 610. Travel south on 610 and take the Woodway exit and travel east on Woodway. The first right is the entrance to the Arboretum. Proceed down the drive till you reach the parking lot and Nature Center building.

You need to gather some information at the park to be able to determine the clues. Find the answers to the following:
A = What was the year that Camp Logan was built.
B = In what year did the Capital Campaign start.
C = Find the # of the Black Hickory Tree on the display.
D = The number of species of birds in the park is greater than this number.
E = How many bands does the Armadillo have?
F = Below what F tempature does the Armadillo seek his burrow?
G = Find Butterfly E and count the number of letters in its name

Next perform the following calculations:

C1 = (F - (C / 2)) / 2
C2 = (B - A + D - E)
C3 = (G - E)

Now you are ready. Use the calculations in order.

Walk back towards the entrance of the Arboretum looking for a large yellow sign telling you what activities are restricted.
From that sign, walk ____ steps and you will find a protection warning on your left.
Continue on from that point for another ____ steps.
Turn to your left and go ____ steps to the heart of the matter.

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