School House Rock Series: Grammar Rock #1  LbNA # 29449

Placed DateMar 25 2007
LocationColumbia, MO
Found By JJ&The~FrEaK~
Last Found Jul 9 2011
Hike Distance?

Grammer Rock #1: Conjuntion Junction

This series is dedicated to one of my favorite childhood memories of getting up every Saturday morning and watching cartoons; however the cartoons I remember most were the ones that took place in between the shows. The ones that are still with me to this day teaching me how a bill becomes a law and the difference between adjectives and adverbs. Every Saturday morning between 1973 and 1985, ABC assembled a brilliant and ever-changing creative team, who crafted educational public service announcements that not only taught children but entertained all who watched them. Squeezed between episodes of Scooby Doo and LaffOlympics and Underoos, they artfully snuck in education. Schoolhouse Rock became a rote means for both children and adults to learn the Preamble of the Constitution or know the function of a conjunction. Today they are all on video and can be rented or purchased for personal viewing pleasure. It’s too bad they no longer air on any of the major networks. Their entertaining and educational message is hard to beat.

This series was design for all both old and young short and tall so it is very kid friendly and a fairly leisurely outing compared to my usual boxes.

To locate this letterbox you must first learn the secret word. The start of this clue is encrypted using a Caesar code in which a number is used to shift the alphabet. Simply count the letters in the key word (the answer to the question below) and shift the alphabet to the right that many numbers.
Here’s a good example from one of Lnd-Crzr’s clues. “Say the key word is ‘bat’. It has three letters so the bump is 3. It helps is you draw out two sets of the alphabet like this.

A B C D E F G H… (plain alphabet)

X Y Z A B C D E …(bumped alphabet)

So if the encrypted clue says YXA simply look above the ‘bumped’ alphabet to see what letter appears. In this case it would reveal BAD.”

Before you begin your hunt I would suggest you go to:
To get into the right frame of mind for hunting.

Answer the following question to obtain the keyword. What is the last name of the man who created School House Rock?


Park in the lot and head west on the trail north of the lot. At the first opportunity, turn left and follow the trail south until it turns left and continues along the creek under the road. After going under the road, continue down the trail going right where it forks. You will walk a ways until you come to a short marker and gravel site for what will be bench #16. Facing north from the marker you will see a tall obelisk-like stump roughly ten paces near an old fence line. On the backside of this obelisk under a large guardian stone is what you seek.

Please rehide well so none of the pouch is showing and be very discreet in your LBing. The boxes are located right off the trail and people can sneak up on you if you are not paying close attention. Please drop me a note to let me know how your hunt went.
If the box is missing or damaged please contact me at ahistory (at) centurytel (dot) net or through the LbNA.