Bring Out Your Dead

 
Created by: Doodle Bug
Placed by: The Dragon
Location: Milwaukee, WI
This box is part of the Great Lakes LB Groupís 2005 Exchange Ė
Monty Pythonís The Holy Grail.

Before beginning your quest for this box and the Grail please visit the Holy Grail main page (high speed) (dial-up) and read about the specifics of the series and about its special
hitchhiker.

Doodle's box has found a HOME in a FOREST where "people are just dying to get into".  Wanting to place the box in a location that is fitting for its theme, I researched places in Milwaukee where there may be mass graves from various epidemics.  This place came up as a place where such a mass burial occurred during a flu outbreak:

"However, it was also the place where the poor were laid to rest and where mass graves were conducted during the influenza epidemic. This was not the only [place] that had mass burials during those trying times. Whole families perished and the city had to remove the dead from the homes, sometimes going about the streets with a push cart and a bell ringer. People did not want to give up their dead--they wanted proper burials, but the government demanded that the bodies be buried quickly without the usual formalities and visitation by relatives. The [place] has knowledge of where the mass graves were--but I doubt they will give that information out. You see, over time, they are allowed to resell grave sites when the proper time has passed and it is deemed safe and proper to do so. Who would want to purchase a grave site where there was a mass burial?"  (Quoted from here.)

This place is also supposed to be haunted!  Click the link above to read more if you dare!  Honestly, I didn't believe it and felt confident my faith would see me through.  It did, however I must admit that when I traveled through the "haunted" area, I felt a "pushing" on my chest.  The pushing stopped as soon as I left the area.  In finding the letterbox, you will go through this area, so be on guard verses spirits!

The clues may be a bit tricky sounding, but they make sense as you follow them.  I couldn't pass up obvious puns and "tongue-in-cheek" references to Milwaukee history.  The area made it too easy...

On with the clues....

Note: Available 8 am until sunset.

Doctor Robinson quickly followed the green line to wards 36 and 37.  There he would have performed a triple by-pass, but he "parked it" right then and there.  Go pay the good doctor a visit.

Stand in the road between two Milwaukee beer giants.  Wander south and sit for a spell with Pauline.  Do you smell the odor?  Is it a brewery producing its product?  Or is it the foul smell of a mass grave?  Or is it something else?

Go stand with Wells.  The odor may get stronger.  It seems to come from the pit below.

Skirt the pit (it's not your time to go yet) and head to West Allis, or is it West to Allis' "chambers"?  Anyway, the Atkins "die-t" is West of Allis too.

A young angel ponders on the sight below.  What is it he sees?  Is it a place that angels fear to tread?    Be not afraid!  Head to the grave!  Is it the source of the odor?  Stand by the door!

Whose crypt is this?  Spot the name.  Start with the last letter of the name and go three letters more.  Look around and spot the large tree in the middle of this letter nearby.  Walk to the west side of this tree and face west.  Spot the "Y" in the distance.  Walk towards the "Y" until you hit a brick (ok, stone) wall.  Look down to your right and spot Indiana, Georgia, and South Carolina in order. Carefully lift Georgia and "bring out your dead"!

Be sure to bury your dead properly and replace the Georgia headstone well as to keep the local residents happy!

 

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