Green Box Giveaway Week #6

It’s Wednesday Dec. 6th and the Green Box is out again!  This week we are featuring Mikimoto, the legendary brand of pearl and inventor of the pearl culturing process. Dedicated to protecting and propagating stocks of native akoya oysters depleted by over-harvesting of natural pearls, Kokichi Mikimoto became fascinated with the possibility of producing cultured pearls and in the late 1800’s, Mr. Mikimoto figured all out and the rest is history.

The piece of the week the box finder will receive is a Mikimoto Cultured Pearl Bracelet with Gold Clasp and Pearl Stud Earrings with Gold Backs. The set retails for $1370. 

Please keep in mind, that our box is not hidden in a place that is dangerous. If you would like a clue in a day in advance, come in and try on a piece of Mikimoto.

The clues were based around Amanda Dickson, whose story is documented in the film A House Divided.  She lived on 452 Telfair Street  and the house is still there.

Area Clue: Augusta, Ga

Wednesday Dec. 6th Clue: The center of attention, yet not well attended.
(Clue Reveal – The square shaped garden on 5th street has a center based design, the box was in the center but the garden currently isn’t highly maintained.)

Thursday Dec. 7th Clue: The heat of the day was thought to be the beginning of the end.
(Clue Reveal – Nathan and Amanda purchased two first-class tickets from a sales representative of the Pullman Palace Car Company to transport them from Baltimore, Maryland back home to Augusta, Georgia. Because of racial discrimination, they were denied their first-class accommodations and direct, unimpeded travel to Augusta, Georgia. The delayed travel to Augusta and the conditions in the Pullman car, most notably the rising temperature, became intolerable for Amanda America. As a result, her health quickly deteriorated.)

Friday Dec. 8th Clue: The breaking of barriers.
(Clue Reveal – Amanda America Dickson’s life reflected the power of family and class to erode the boundaries of race in the nineteenth-century South.)

Saturday Dec. 9th Clue: The unexpected fortune of $7,246,047.99
(Clue Reveal – When David Dickson died suddenly on February 18, 1885, Amanda America Dickson inherited the majority of his vast estate, which included 17,000 acres of land. The inheritance was valued at $309,000 in 1885, which in today’s money, would be right about $7,246,047.99)