Amateur Radio  LbNA # 22369

OwnerPuppybreath    
Placed DateMay 21 2006
CountyMontgomery
LocationBrookville, OH
Boxes1
Found ByLizard Mom
Last UpdateMay 25 2009

Clues

This letterbox is dedicated to Amateur Radio Operators (“HAM” Operators).


For this letterbox you will gather clues, and then use those clues to find the letterbox.

Print out a detailed map of Brookville, Ohio from Mapquest. It must show street names.

Bring a pencil, paper, and compass.

As you find the clues you may want to write them down as shown below. This will keep them organized for when you’re actually looking for the letterbox:


Clue #1 - XXXXXX
Clue #2 - XXXXXX

Etc.







Drive to Brookville, Ohio, and park in the parking lot at the WEST corner of MARKET and WALNUT.



CLUE #1

Look at the nearby WWI and WWII Monument. Which VFW post was responsible for this memorial?

Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding street name is Clue #1:


Post No. 78 ---> Street name is Urban
Post No. 289 ---> Street name is Cusick
Post No. 101 ---> Street name is Jefferson
Post No. 3006 ---> Street name is Durwell




CLUE #2

Walk across Market Street and travel SW a few houses to the SAMUEL SPITLER HOUSE.

When was this house built?


Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding street name is Clue #2:


1865 --> Street name is Joanna
1888 --> Street name is Albert
1894 --> Street name is Hay
1897 --> Street name is Oak





CLUE #3

Look up at the second story of the SAMUEL SPITLER HOUSE. There is a window in the second story facing the street. On either side of the window are shapes. The shape can be described as a yellow circle within a green square.

What is the total number of these shapes?

Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding compass direction is Clue #3:


16 Shapes --> Direction is SW
14 Shapes --> Direction is NW
13 Shapes --> Direction is North
10 Shapes --> Direction is East




CLUE #4

Walk SW on MARKET to WOLF CREEK.

Walk SE on WOLF CREEK to HAY.

Walk NE on HAY about a block to the UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH .

Near the entrance of the church is a cornerstone.

When was the church organized?


Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding street name is Clue #4:


1851 --> Street name is Hill
1871 --> Street name is Sycamore
1880 --> Street name is McKinley
1885 --> Street name is Maple







CLUE #5

Near the entrance of UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH is a plaque mentioning the FELLOWSHIP DEVOTIONAL CENTER.

When was the Devotional Center presented?

Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding Compass direction is Clue #5:



1960 --> South
1968 --> NE
1975 --> NW
1980 --> West





CLUE #6

Continue NE on HAY. Cross MAPLE. Stand in front of the MASONIC TEMPLE.

On the front of the Temple, on the second story, are a series of pictures.

One of these pictures is of an inverted 5-pointed star.

What color is the center of the star?

Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding street name is Clue #6:


Blue ---> Baker
Yellow -> Walnut
White --> Durwell
Black --> Market




CLUE #7

Walk NW on MULBERRY to MARKET. On the West corner of MARKET and MULBERRY is the NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH.

The church has two doors in the front. Each door has a window that’s shaped like a semi-circle (a half of a circle). The window is comprised of panes that are shaped like slices of pizza. How many “pizza slices” are in the window? I.e., how many panes of pizza-shaped glass form the window?


Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding compass direction is Clue #7:


3 panes --> North
4 panes --> SW
5 panes --> SE
6 panes --> East





CLUE #8

Walk NE on MARKET. Go to address 208. On the front of this building, near the apex of the roof, is a large circular window. The window is comprised of panes that are shaped like slices of pizza. How many panes of pizza-shaped glass form the window?


Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding street name is Clue #8:


9 panes ---> Jefferson
10 panes ---> Columbia
11 panes ---> Cusick
12 panes ---> Mulberry





CLUE #9

Continue NE on MARKET. Cross SYCAMORE. Between SYCAMORE and COLUMBIA is an asphalt bike trail. Follow this trail SE, behind El Greco’s Pizza Villa (There’s the pizza again!).

As you travel SE on the asphalt trail you will cross HAY. You will see the BROOKVILLE TRAIN STATION.


How far is Dayton?


Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding direction is Clue #9:


13.2 miles --> SE
15.5 miles --> North
19 miles ----> SW
20.3 miles --> NW






CLUE #10

Between the BROOKVILLE TRAIN STATION and HAY is a park bench. The bench has a plaque. Who is this bench dedicated to?



Below are the four choices. Find the correct choice. The corresponding number of paces is Clue #10:

James Cooper -----> 7 paces (1 pace = 2 steps)
Emily Brice --------> 13 paces
Joseph Robertson -> 22 paces
Amy McMaken -----> 33 paces





You now have all the clues. Use the clues to fill in the blanks below.

NOTE: the letterbox is out in the open, so please be discreet. Take the box to another location to open it.




Start on the corner of (Clue #1) and (Clue #2).

Walk in the direction of (Clue #3) until you reach (Clue #4).

Walk in the direction of (Clue #5) until you reach (Clue #6).

Walk in the direction of (Clue #7) until you reach (Clue #8).

Turn to the direction of (Clue #9) and walk (Clue #10) paces.



You will be on a sidewalk. To your left is a thing that has a shelf. The letter box is the size of a pack of cigarettes, and is painted flat black. It is below the shelf, attached to the back wall with a magnet.

Take it to a safe location to open.