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The Great Highland Park History Hunt

September 1, 2016 - September 8, 2016

Seek geocache locations connected to Highland Park history. We’ll provide clues for 10 locations that you can search using the Illinois Digital Archives. Your search results will display the digital image and its description. Look for the geocache coordinates in the ​geographical field of the description. Enter the coordinates into your GPS device and discover the cache! Each cache will contain tokens (wooden nickels). Take one and collect all 10 by October 8. Find all 10 locations and you’ll qualify to enter the grand prize drawings! Use the hashtag: #cachetaghp on social media.

Highland Park History Hunt

What do I need to participate?

You’ll need a GPS or other capable device such as an app on your smart phone. Many smart phones have GPS capabilities or compass. You can check out a Garmin GPS device at the library.

You can use Geocaching®, Looking4Cache, Compass 360 Pro or other apps, or Google or Apple Maps.

Clue example: (Not an actual History Hunt clue)

This building serves the community and hosts events. It was a gift to the City by the women members of the organization who built it as their clubhouse. It opened in 1924.

Answer: Community House, Highland Park Woman’s Club

GPS Coordinates: 42.188716, -87.79711



Highland Park Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035