A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Tuesday, September 20th

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As we’ve reported before, our good friends over at Google are starting up a daily puzzle challenge. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. And much to our enjoyment, they’ve decided to share the puzzles with us at GeekDad (hmm… Google a Day? GD? GeekDad?), so each morning at 12:01am ET you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here. SPOILER WARNING: As a test, we’re going to leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS! Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience. And now, without further ado, we give you… TODAY’S PUZZLE:

What major historic attraction can you find on the road from Xcalacoop to Piste?


Search [Civil War cousins +Tom +Bob soldiers 36th Infantry] to find that the cousins in question were Mary and Mollie Bell from Virginia, who served in both the cavalry and the 36th Infantry Division. Adding the plus sign in front of Tom’s and Bob’s names ensures that the Google search will include those words and will not include any synonyms. Search for [Mollie Bell prison] to find that the cousins were held for two weeks in Castle Thunder, a notorious prison in Richmond, Virginia.

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