In another thread someone asked for people to post their solves or what they had found so far. Rather than answer there I thought it best to create a thread that peple knew there were spoilers within.
Having said that this is what I have found so far:
Red letters: is it the fourth (clue to the solve for the word wisdom below? It is the fourth line of text when you solve it.) (EDIT: 4th of July, Independence Day...Thomas Jefferson) Blue letters: over look Underlined: va = Virginia Near 2 to the 6 = near 64 (raise 2 to the 6th power = 64, interstate 64 in Virginia)
LSANRXLCA = ?? EDIT: Covington (Vigenere cipher)
TFPALJ = Wisdom (3 letter shift down) - The stone of Wisdom UGQBMK VHRCNL WISDOM
ABES FO ETER = Base of tree
From text of scroll:"a cascade of scenery rivaled all of those of the country,known to be majestic at Spring and Fall." = Falling Springs Falls overlook north of Covington, VA on I-64. Overlook located on US 220 north of Covington.
So though my solution is not complete, if I lived in the area and the scroll had not already been solved, I would have been headed to this overlook to scout it out. Looking at videos, I do not see any fences down on the trail below so I am not sure it is down at the falls themselves. Seems to be a good location. I am still working on the one encrypted clue.
This of course could be completely wrong but it is what I came up with since I got the scroll this morning about 8:00 am.
You need to figure out who the text is about, and it will all come together.
Ok, I get it now...Thomas Jefferson, inventor of the first swivel chair, author of the Declaration of independence..."all men are created equal" (5 words?) "Notes on the State of Virginia" (his only book) page 30..."The only remarkable Cascade in this country, is that of the Falling Spring in Augusta."