Quest Instructions

Mount Union Historic Cemetery Quest Instructions

Begin your Quest at the south end of Mount Union Cemetery, at the corner of Mount Union Avenue and Benton View Drive.

As you begin, look for a sign.
It’s a diamond shaped yellow – a letter you’ll find.
The second letter of word number two
Goes in Square #3, (below) the first clue for you.

Go up the hill, continue on straight.
Hurry up and don’t be late.
Look at the sign, this isn’t a trick,
The last letter of the month goes in box #6 (below).

Walk down the path, stay straight and go forth
When you get to the cross in the path, face north.
At two o’clock a tall marker stands in the quiet.
Take a few steps forward, then face Mr. Wyatt.
Stay on the path and look down just past your feet.
One daughter’s name on a stone is worn, etched light and discreet.
She’s to the right of “Willie”, who was his son.
The fifth letter of her name goes in box #1 (below).

Leave the Wyatts to rest in peace.
Head South on the path, your clues will increase.
As you head in this direction,
Go just past the intersection,

On the right hand side start counting the markers of graves;
The man who you look for was very brave.
It should be about the 22nd grave.
[Just south of the Keezels]
Put the first letter of his first name in box #2.
Then set off to another clue.

Continue South then turn to the West.
Stop at the big tree on the right, it’s time for a rest.
Look at the view, it’s really quite pretty,
A place to relax, not far from the city.

A tall tree stump, by the west hedge row, marks your next clue.
Fred was born on September two.
The second to last letter of his last name – you don’t need more
Put this letter in box #4.

Spy a Big Flag, and walk in that direction.
Check the two black benches that are in this section.
In whose memory were these benches placed?
The first letter of his last name goes in the clue 7 space.

​Go back to the path, turn right and have fun
Your Quest for today is almost done.
Look for a big rock – a story it yields
Of who owned the land on this hill and those fields.

​The Shipley Family is at rest in plot ten,
But it’s hard to find them, since way beck then
they were buried under a different surname.
To find out what it was, let’s continue our game.

​Your very last clue is almost at hand.
This generous man donated his land.
Put the first letter of his name in box #5
I bet he’d be honored if he were alive.

You’ve uncovered the secret of the cemetery’s mystery
Where black men and slaves have surely made
__ __ __ __ __ __ __.

To find the box, your thirst to quench
You’ll need to find a sitting bench
It’s next to a garden to the North and the East
Overlooking people who rest in peace
When you take a path there, you’ll pass buildings and rocks
Look to your left ‘neath the loose cinder block!

When you’ve found the Quest Box, sign your name and stamp the back of your book to mark your accomplishment. Don’t forget to seal the box tightly and return it to its hiding place for the next person to find!

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