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Green Box Status :: Has been found.
Shell Bluff in Burke County has quite an incredible history. It was the area where the one of the three of Georgia’s signers of the declaration of independence lived and was buried. (Later hall would be exhumed and moved to under the signers monument on Greene Street.). It is said to be the most historically significant fossil site in the state of Georgia. There’s a great write up on GeorgiasFossils.com stating “Its history dates back centuries, even to the pre – colonial period when Native Americans encamped in the area. Hernando de Soto explored the site in 1540. William Bartram, the father of American botany, visited in 1765 and first described the large fossil oysters found there (Up to 18inch oysters). John Finch described these oysters in 1824, naming them Ostrea gigantissima in a paper read before the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Vanuxem visited the site in 1824 and Timothy A. Conrad in 1834. Conrad was the first researcher to identify the strata as Eocene age. Charles Lyell stopped at Shell Bluff on January 2, 1842 and spent several days collecting specimens.” The bluff landing at the end of the Shell Bluff Landing Road is where the box was located (on the outside of the gate) to the left of the stop signs.
#1 Clue, Friday Dec. 1st :: We all dream of finding treasure, but this box is not far from where treasure has already been found.
In February of 1985, Gary Here (local diver and amateur archeologist) was with a group of friends (from Stone Mountain, GA) at Shell Bluff and his friends found 18 silver coins at the edge of the water 6-8 inches deep wit ha metal detector. Some of the coins were Spanish reales dating from the 1700’s to the 1850’s.
#2 Clue, Saturday Dec. 2nd :: This box is beside a tree cut by man, but not a stump.
A location clue because the Green Box was hidden right beside a cut tree that was laying down.
#3 Clue, Sunday Dec. 3rd :: I can see animals that are not alive, but move on rare occasion.
Another location clue because the the is an old gate blocking the the ramp to the river. On the gate are steel animals (the property was once a hunting club).
#4 Clue, Monday Dec. 4th :: Down the way from where a tribute would be initiated, no need to cross a barrier.
Not far from the landing, Dr. Louis Dugas (1806-1884) was walking through field on his property and came across Lyman Hall’s gravestone. He was shocked to come across this grave on his property and with excitement he would help to rect the Signers Monument on Green Street.
#5 Clue, Tuesday Dec. 5th :: Even if it did fit, it would make for a very untypical form of protection.
The Augusta Chronicle stated that that oyster shells at Shell Bluff were large enough to put a foot into (the shells discovered at shell bluff were up to 18 inches long). It’s been said (a rumor) that the word had made all the way up to King George that natives in the Shell Bluff area had been seen with oyster shells for shoes and to confirm the sighting and it was a factor in sending William Bartram to the area.
#6 Clue, Wednesday Dec. 6th (clue in advance) :: At the end of a road not far from where one doctor would find another.
Not far from the landing, Dr. Louis Dugas (1806-1884) was walking through field on his property and came across Lyman Hall’s gravestone, Lyman Hall was one of only four medical doctors to sign the declaration of independence. Dugas was shocked to come across this grave on his property and with excitement he would help to create the Signers Monument on Greene Street. Dr. Louis Dugas came from an accomplished and well-educated French West Indies family. He studied under renowned professors and physicians in Philadelphia, Maryland and France. In 1831, he joined the MCG faculty. He served as editor of the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal for seven years and made voluminous contributions to medical literature. He developed a test for dislocation of the shoulder still used today (Dugas sign). He was often far ahead of his time in medical practice. His insights into the origins of yellow fever foreshadowed the discovery of its transmission by mosquito and he used animal sutures years before it became commonplace. He was the only surgeon south of Virginia to perform the Civiale technique of lithotrity (crushing a urinary stone within the bladder), and the only U.S. surgeon performing ligature of the ischiatic artery for aneurysm. He outlined a bold approach for treating abdominal wounds with which he claimed success. One of his more controversial techniques was the use of a hypnotic trance on a patient during surgery who reported no pain. He also was involved with civic affairs, serving on the City Council repeatedly, and helped erect the Signers Monument recognizing the three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Bonus Clue at Gerald Jones Auto Group :: You can park at the twins and look to the left of the number 39.
At the end of Shell Bluff Landing Road there are two stop signs right beside one another. Then to the left the is the number 39, to the left of both is the location of the box.
The Bonus Clue :: From now to the end of this season you'll be able to visit any dealership of the Gerald Jones Auto Group starting at 10am for a bonus clue for each Green Box (that's one clue for the whole week). This clue will not be emailed, texted, on social or on our websites. In turn, the Auto Group will draw one a winner from this season to receive a new $35,000 car! Learn about the details here.
Also, if you want to learn more about the game or haven't signed up for the daily clue to be sent you, you may do so here. Also the Green Box will be not just hidden, but well disguised. Also, there is Facebook group for hunters that can be found here. Please, note that only the first clue of the week will be posted on our social media. Visit Windsor Fine Jewelers today at 2635 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30904 or call us at (706) 738-7777