GREEN BOX #8 :: 12/19/19

It’s Friday, Dec. 20th and the final Green Box out! This week we are featuring the Italian designer, Roberto Coin. Roberto Coin features a timeless and sophisticated look with each piece fashioning a hidden small ruby that rests against the skin.  This tradition comes from an ancient Egyptian legend that the ruby, if held against the skin, promotes long life, health, and happiness to the wearer.  This is our final box this year and our top prize!  We will release a clue every day until the box is found, but if you stop by the store and try on a piece of Roberto Coin, you’ll get a clue a day in advance.

The box is wearing a ghillie suit this week.

The piece of the week the box finder will receive is a Roberto Coin 18k gold and diamond, teardrop Gold Gate set of earrings. These earrings retail for $3000.

***Update this box has been found***
The box was based on a residence of Pamela Butt, Archibald Butt’s Mother. Archibald was remembered as a hero and looked upon honorably for his character and his actions aboard the Titanic.  It just so happens that at one time she lived on Broad street, in the exact location of the amazing War memorials that honor those who served.

#1 Clue, Friday Dec. 20th :: To pilot an aircraft, that never existed.
Butt appears in the 2014 novel The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo della Quercia, where he is depicted as President Taft’s closest friend and companion aboard a fictitious presidential dirigible “Airship One”, which Butt pilots. The book uses period newspaper articles to report Butt’s promotion from captain to major and even makes use of his letters to his sister Clara. Butt plays a major role in the story. His death is depicted as a climactic showdown between the United States and King Leopold II of Belgium aboard the Titanic. Learn about that here.

#2 Clue, Saturday Dec. 21st :: 1,271 Days, from his sorrow to silence.
In October 22, 1908 Archibald’s mother Pamela passed away. “He loved her devotedly — it always seemed to me he never married because he loved her so, and the greatest sorrow of his life was when she left him.” ~ President Taft (From the Foreword of Both Sides of the Shield). Almost three and half years later April 14, 1912, Archibald would perish on the Titanic. While Archibald was away from Augusta, his mother remained here for quite some time and a place that she resided was 347 Broad Street, which would be in front of the War memorials on Broad Street.

#3 Clue, Sunday Dec. 22nd :: A friend to rivals.
By 1912, Taft’s first term was coming to an end and Roosevelt, who had fallen out with Taft, was known to be considering a run against him. Very close to both men and fiercely loyal, Butt was caught in the middle. As his health was deteriorating during this period, his friend Francis Davis Millet asked Taft to give him a leave of absence to recuperate before the presidential primaries began. Taft agreed and ordered Butt to go on vacation. Read more about that here.

#4 Clue, Monday Dec. 23rd :: The one that he loved so much.
We wanted to re-emphasize the relationship that Archie had with his mother, Pamela.

#5 Clue, Tuesday Dec. 24th :: Self-preservation is the first law of cowards, in 1912, the world knew that she didn’t raise a coward.
This is from an article published on April 19th, 1912 in the Denver Post the last line was “Self-preservation is the first law of cowards, and Archibald Butt was no coward.”

#6 Clue, Wednesday Dec. 25th :: The alignment of honor and the heart of a hero.
Across the street, the corner of the 4th street and broad was the location of the box, the viewpoint of the tree has the All Wars Memorial aligned with 347 Broad Street (was once the location of a residence for Pamela Butt, Archibald’s mother who he loved so dearly).


#7 Clue, Thursday Dec. 26th :: With a left hand on the print, she resided to the right, the box remains behind.
The All Wars Memorial has a left-hand print on it, it’s easy to see when the stone surface is damp or wet. If you were to stand at the stone surface this tells you the box is behind you.