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I started an index of geocaches with a history theme. Already it is off to a good start but

we need more. If you are interested in geocaching with a history theme then you might be interested

in this project. History buffs welcome to forward me information of their favorite geocaches.

 

Visit:

 

HistoryCaching

 

Add your suggestions to the comment field.

 

-RKO

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I started an index of geocaches with a history theme. Already it is off to a good start but

we need more. If you are interested in geocaching with a history theme then you might be interested

in this project. History buffs welcome to forward me information of their favorite geocaches.

 

Visit:

 

HistoryCaching

 

Add your suggestions to the comment field.

 

-RKO

 

Or you can add your suggestions for meaningful history themed geocachers to this posting and I will come

by periodically to capture them.

 

-RKO

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Any plans to expand into Canada?

I have several Historical themed caches myself, that even involve US history. :laughing:

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2AYQ3

1RJ40

1RJ3J

1RC90

1R2MZ

 

:D

 

Thanks Trader! I have so many for Florida, I started a special page. Florida is the most populated for

www.historycaching.us

 

SC is next, Georgia, Ohio and one in NJ. Just for fun with words, I decided to change the name from

Index (boring) to Union. So we are looking for more states to join the Union of historical Geocaches.

 

To add more fun to this, I am thinking of finding organizers from each state and call them Governors.

 

Anybody want to be the Governor of Ohio? SC? NJ? More info on this later.

 

-RKO

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2AYQ3

1RJ40

1RJ3J

1RC90

1R2MZ

 

:D

 

I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'

 

 

2AYQ3 unpublished

1RJ40 " "

1RJ3J " "

1RC90 " "

1R2MZ "

 

Am I doing something wrong here?

 

-RKO

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Any plans to expand into Canada?

I have several Historical themed caches myself, that even involve US history. :D

 

Sure the more the merrier. Can I appoint you the Governor of Canada? You can put the information

together and I will edit and published it.

 

I will also add your picture if you like.

HistoryCaching

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I posted by submission (below) to the HistoryCaching Blog on Dec. 7th ~ Hope it Helps. :)

 

Massachusetts ~ GC26Z86 ~ Start A Revolution

 

Fort Phoenix // Fairhaven, MA

 

Fort History - On May 13-14, 1775, the first naval battle of the American Revolution took place off our shore when the local militia, under the command of Nathaniel Pope and Daniel Egery, captured two British sloops in Buzzard's Bay.

 

(more details and link to historical reference on blog site)

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GC177CA Historical Buildings in the area, including the George Taylor house, one of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence.

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I have a trackable that is my History class's extra credit topic. It's reference # is TB3D8EC. It's been to a few in Tennessee and has now made it to Florida.

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I have historic caches along the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail, all with web related information, in historically accurate locations. I am currantly adding them to another geocache listing service. Check out my profile and see if these caches are of interest to you, I think that I have what you are looking for. Just send me a email if you are interested. With this stormfront coming, I may have some extra time indoors.

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2AYQ3

1RJ40

1RJ3J

1RC90

1R2MZ

 

:)

 

I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'

 

2AYQ3 unpublished

1RJ40 " "

1RJ3J " "

1RC90 " "

1R2MZ "

 

Am I doing something wrong here?

 

-RKO

Try putting the GC in front. GC2AYQ3 :rolleyes:

 

There was a similar thread about rounding up history caches not long ago. The consensus was that you have a monumental task ahead of you. Depending on how you define "history cache," probably a third of the caches out there could qualify. Washington state has thousands of history-themed caches, e.g. One of our locals was keeping a history caches bookmark list, but gave up because there are so many. Another cacher decided to focus on railroad-history caches in WA, and developed a fairly complete and manageable list.

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Any plans to expand into Canada?

I have several Historical themed caches myself, that even involve US history. :rolleyes:

 

Sure the more the merrier. Can I appoint you the Governor of Canada? You can put the information

together and I will edit and published it.

 

I will also add your picture if you like.

HistoryCaching

 

Ulp...! :rolleyes:

I sort of like to stay in the background .... no titles for me! :)

I'll point you to my caches that are historical, and you can decide if you want to include them.

GC18F5N

GC1AVC1

GC1FMR3

GC2K8MC

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You could make a Bookmark list on Geocaching.com with all the Historical caches.

 

Here's a few more...

 

Mine...

http://coord.info/GC2HYEJ

http://coord.info/GC2K9TZ (pending approval by a Reviewer)

 

A few more I know about...

http://coord.info/GCHMQB

http://coord.info/GC760C

 

2LuknF8's 10 G'ville Historic/Historical Tour virtuals...

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...e&u=2LuknF8

 

If you do a search for cache names containing "historic" or "historical" you will get a bunch of hits:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...&submit4=Go

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...&submit4=Go

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...&submit4=Go

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I did a really interesting one the other day in Pelham NH - GC1GYY8:

 

"This is the location of the first sunday services held in 1719 by settlers on the way to establish Pelham."

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2AYQ3

1RJ40

1RJ3J

1RC90

1R2MZ

 

:rolleyes:

 

I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'

 

 

2AYQ3 unpublished

1RJ40 " "

1RJ3J " "

1RC90 " "

1R2MZ "

 

Am I doing something wrong here?

 

-RKO

 

YES. PUT A "GC" IN FRONT OF THEM. I THOUGHT THAT WAS UNDERSTOOD... :lol:

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I love it! You can add several of my caches which feature Alabama history.

 

If you need an Alabama 'Governor' I will be happy to aggregate the historical caches in my state.

 

GCMB22 - Rambler's Evil Micro

 

GCK2E9 The South Shall Rise Again!

 

GC126 - Trussville Civitan - Alabama's First Cache

 

GCGKN6 - Old Fireworks Island

 

More to follow...

 

We would love for you to write about this effort in The Online Geocacher magazine... this invitation is extended to anyone who wants to write about historical caches that you own or have found.

 

http://onlinegeocacher.com

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Thanks, I have you added as Governor and also a dedicated spin off page for Alabama. Check

out HistoryCaching Need volunteers to put these into

code though a write short one line descriptions,

 

I love it! You can add several of my caches which feature Alabama history.

 

If you need an Alabama 'Governor' I will be happy to aggregate the historical caches in my state.

 

GCMB22 - Rambler's Evil Micro

 

GCK2E9 The South Shall Rise Again!

 

GC126 - Trussville Civitan - Alabama's First Cache

 

GCGKN6 - Old Fireworks Island

 

More to follow...

 

We would love for you to write about this effort in The Online Geocacher magazine... this invitation is extended to anyone who wants to write about historical caches that you own or have found.

 

http://onlinegeocacher.com

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Yeah duh, that would make sense. Want to put a description next to them or should I put these

on my TODO list? :anibad:

 

2AYQ3

1RJ40

1RJ3J

1RC90

1R2MZ

 

:)

 

I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'

 

 

2AYQ3 unpublished

1RJ40 " "

1RJ3J " "

1RC90 " "

1R2MZ "

 

Am I doing something wrong here?

 

-RKO

 

YES. PUT A "GC" IN FRONT OF THEM. I THOUGHT THAT WAS UNDERSTOOD... :blink:

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Thanks for posting this in the reply field at

History Caching

 

I will get it in the main listing when I get more MASS listings.

 

 

 

I posted by submission (below) to the HistoryCaching Blog on Dec. 7th ~ Hope it Helps. :)

 

Massachusetts ~ GC26Z86 ~ Start A Revolution

 

Fort Phoenix // Fairhaven, MA

 

Fort History - On May 13-14, 1775, the first naval battle of the American Revolution took place off our shore when the local militia, under the command of Nathaniel Pope and Daniel Egery, captured two British sloops in Buzzard's Bay.

 

(more details and link to historical reference on blog site)

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Hello,

 

I thought I would start a new thread for updates since the other ones are getting a lot of activity.

 

I recently updated HistoryCaching website

 

with some new features.

 

1) A poll to get an idea what topics of history are the most popular.

 

2) A place to subscribe which is ideal for the next two features.

 

3) Added Governors links feature which will be geocachers who have assumed responsibility to collect and

organize history themed geocachers from their state. And 4) Scouts who will assist them be makiing

suggestions.

 

6) And finally, I added two more states with their own pages to our Union of History themed geocachers.

 

Welcome Alabama and Michigan to the Union!

 

Where ever possible I will added some history talk to our endeavors. :)

 

Historically yours,

 

Ray Osborne

 

"Live from Cape Canaveral"

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Clearwater: GC1RC90 Florida Spirit Quest #002: Touch The Battleship--This cache will take you to a monument to the U.S.S. Maine . The Maine blew up and sank, instantly sending 266 sailors to a watery grave on February 15, 1898 while tied up in Havana Harbor, precipitating the Spanish American War. The metal plaque is made from metal from the sunken hull of the Maine.

 

Clearwater: GC2AYQ3 Florida Spirit Quest #006: "IRON MIKE"-- This cache will take you to one of Viquesney's 134 famous "SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY" statues, honoring the veterans and casualties of World War I.

The statue depicts a soldier walking through shattered tree stumps strung with barbed wire, his rifle in his left hand and his right hand held high above his head, clutching a hand grenade.

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Palm Harbor: GC1R2MZ Florida Spirit Quest #001: The Lighthouse Keeper-- This cache will take you to the grave of the first Lighthouse keeper for the Egmont Key Lighthouse. In 1848, a hurricane covered the Key with water. The Keeper and his family survived the storm by seeking refuge in a small boat tethered to a Palmetto tree.

 

Tarpon Springs: GC1RJ3J Florida Spirit Quest #004: Chris Columbus, Rebel --This cache will take you to a CSA monument in a cemetery for an African American Freedman Chicken farmer who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Ancient Conch shells on graves here denote the resting places of ante bellum non-slave blacks.

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Palm Harbor: GC1R2MZ Florida Spirit Quest #001: The Lighthouse Keeper-- This cache will take you to the grave of the first Lighthouse keeper for the Egmont Key Lighthouse. In 1848, a hurricane covered the Key with water. The Keeper and his family survived the storm by seeking refuge in a small boat tethered to a Palmetto tree.

 

Tarpon Springs: GC1RJ3J Florida Spirit Quest #004: Chris Columbus, Rebel --This cache will take you to a CSA monument in a cemetery for an African American Freedman Chicken farmer who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Ancient Conch shells on graves here denote the resting places of ante bellum non-slave blacks.

 

Thanks, I was looking for more to add to our Florida page and these are just the ticket. I will have these added to historycaching.us shortly.

 

Keep them coming. Also I have a penchant of Native Cultures and archeological sites, so if you come across any of those let me know.

 

-RKO

"Live from Cape Canaveral"

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Trader Jake,

 

I added those four to our history caching page. Let me know if you come across any other history themed

geocaches. I also appreciate the narratives you wrote describing them.

 

HistoryCaching

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See Rhode Island Geo-History.

Some of the caches are archived.

Hope this helps.

FISUR

 

Thanks for the whole page of Rhode Island historical geocaches. Sure I can link the page to my main page. Is

this your page? Do think they would reciprocate with a link to

HistoryCaching ??

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Trader Rick,

 

I added those four to our history caching page. Let me know if you come across any other history themed

geocaches. I also appreciate the narratives you wrote describing them.

 

HistoryCaching

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I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.

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I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.

 

I visited that list. Some good revolutionary geocaches to visit and the Den looks interesting. Here is a suggestion you may want to try, consider visiting Waymarking in your state and consider planting caches closeby to their historical waymarks. A symbiotic relationship that can help both.

 

Also if you drop into President Cleveland Home which is now a museum you might see if they would take a flyer about a nearby geocache. I started making up little laminated cards with the name of the nearby historycache and leaving them at historic museums public tables (permissions of course). I think building symbiotic relationships with members of local historic community has merit. A lot of them are not technology minded but often I hear. "Oh yeah, my son or daughter is into that." Which might prove a good bonding hobby. I think that is what makes my day when I read a log entry and you hear of a family finding and enjoying the history-cache together. Now if I could just get them to take a picture and upload it. :)

 

-RKO

HistoryCaching

 

PS. Still wish we could get a history caching forum

here.

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I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.

 

I visited that list. Some good revolutionary geocaches to visit and the Den looks interesting. Here is a suggestion you may want to try, consider visiting Waymarking in your state and consider planting caches closeby to their historical waymarks. A symbiotic relationship that can help both.

 

Also if you drop into President Cleveland Home which is now a museum you might see if they would take a flyer about a nearby geocache. I started making up little laminated cards with the name of the nearby historycache and leaving them at historic museums public tables (permissions of course). I think building symbiotic relationships with members of local historic community has merit. A lot of them are not technology minded but often I hear. "Oh yeah, my son or daughter is into that." Which might prove a good bonding hobby. I think that is what makes my day when I read a log entry and you hear of a family finding and enjoying the history-cache together. Now if I could just get them to take a picture and upload it. :)

 

-RKO

HistoryCaching

 

PS. Still wish we could get a history caching forum

here.

 

I've often thought of placing a cache at the Cleveland birthplace. Being that a caretaker lives on the property I would not do it without permission. One of these days I'll try to obtain that. My daughter lives across the street from the GC birthplace so I'm there frequently enough.

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I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.

I created my first bookmark last night about some of the local history caches in my area. I still need to add some more, I only listed 50. This is still a self-taught learning experience for me.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=6da848de-690d-40a0-886f-37a5ebfb8d14

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I am not sure this link works but with the Web Feedback feature here at Geocaching

I ran the keyword history and came across these measures looking for votes. I didn't

vote before because I didn't know about it. But I did now. So if this link doesn't

take you there. Consider going there and enter your votes.

 

 

I just voted for 'history cache icon' what do you think? http://uservoice.com/a/ehAD0 #Geocaching #feedback

 

-RKO

"Live from Cape Canaveral"

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Probably 100 or so of my hides have a historical theme to them - mostly Oregon Trail landmarks and pioneer stuff.

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Our hiders' cache pages, over a thousand of them, have history related themes about America's Pioneers and Soldiers....Yikes!

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Thanks everybody, to make this easier I am happy to link book mark lists to dedicated history

related caches to my main page under the appropriate state. Not the ideal case scenario but

functional nonetheless.

 

BTW: Has everybody voted in the poll section here for Historical Attributes and a Historical

Icon? If not and you plan to, consider leaving the ranking of that poll item when you voted

in the comment section. That way we can watch these initiatives gain momentum.

 

-RKO

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Hi RKO,

 

Nice project! Very ambitious.

 

I knew that I liked hiding and finding historic caches, but I had no idea how much until I determined that 9 of my 20 active hides actual are of historical nature. I cache primarily in Northeast Iowa, Southwest Wisconsin, and Northwest Illinois. Here's a list of my 9 historic caches as well as several others that I have found. (I have added a short 1-line caption and put them into a format similar to what I saw on your website.)

 

Illinois:

Cedarville:

A Nobel cache: Tribute to Jane Addams

Multi-cache taking you to the birthplace, school site, and burial site of the first woman Nobel prize winner and humanitarian Jane Addams.

East Dubuque:

Gramercy

Nice park with some very impressive ancient Indian burial mounds.

Freeport:

Tree of a Kind (an Arbor cache)

The first stage of this multi-cache takes you to the 1857 mansion and estate (now museum) of the Taylor family. This was one of the safehouses along the underground railroad.

 

Pretzel City USA – Step #2 & 3

Virtual cache at the site of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Galena:

Abandoned Satellite Complex 2

Remnants of a 1970’s Telstar communication complex.

 

Grant Me a Wish

This easy puzzle cache takes you to the historic home of Union General and President Ulysses S. Grant.

Kellogg’s Grove:

Blackhawk Battlefield Monument

Site of a major battle of the Blackhawk War of 1832.

Mt. Carroll:

Jacobstown Cache Series

Multi-cache taking you to several historic spots in the ghost town of Jacobstown.

Iowa:

Buena Vista:

Buenie’s Grotto

Takes you to an impressive little grotto built from 1937 thru 1945.

Dubuque:

Forgotten 11th Street Elevator

Remnants of an 1887 funicular street cable car system.

 

Der Bierkeller (The beer cellar)

Preserved 1800’s beer cellar from Dubuque’s long beer brewing history.

 

Iowa’s Oldest Building

This dogtrot cabin from 1833 is the oldest building in Iowa. Nearby is the historic 1856 Mathias Ham House mansion (now a museum).

Elkader:

Ghost Town of Motor Mill

1867 six-story limestone grist mill and other historic buildings.

 

Elkader’s Lovers Leap

Site of local folk lore involving Indians and the early days of lead mining. Also a root cellar and old insane assylum on grounds.

Garnavillo:

Sherman Swift Tower

Replica of a 1915 bird observation tower built by famous ornithologist Althea Sherman.

Graf:

Orthoceras: Grew Feet Out of its Head

This fun earthcache allows you to dig for fossils from over 400 million years ago.

Marquette:

Welcome to Marquette 1974

Visit a park dedicated to the bridge removed from the site in 1974.

Wisconsin:

Beloit:

Skippy Bluff

Located on the ground of the restored operational Beckman Mill.

Broadhead:

The Half-Way Tree

Marks half-way point between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River determined by Indian runners.

Prairie du Chien:

Meteorite or Meteor-wrong? – WSQ

Takes you to an interesting piece of local history folk lore.

 

Well, Well, Well: 3 Artesians

Muli-cache that takes you to 3 historic sites each featuring an 1870’s artesian well which played a key role in the early development of the city.

Shullsburg:

Badger Park

Located near a lead mining museum featuring a tour of a historic 1827 lead mine.

South Wayne:

Spafford Creek Massacre

Site of a bloody Indian attack in 1832 during the Black Hawk War.

 

medoug.

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Sorry. Accidental double posting.

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See Rhode Island Geo-History.

Some of the caches are archived.

Hope this helps.

FISUR

 

Thanks for the whole page of Rhode Island historical geocaches. Sure I can link the page to my main page. Is

this your page? Do think they would reciprocate with a link to

HistoryCaching ??

 

Our Rhode Island Geo-History page is basically in inactive/archive status. It has not been updated since 2007. But feel to use the contents as you wish.

Good luck.

FISUR

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Huntington, Ind.: GCHRZX Indian Spirit Quest #7: Chief of the Miamis

by Lead Dog & Earth Dog (SixDogTeam) This cache takes you to a monument for Francis Lafontaine, last principal Chief of the Miami Indians, who led his tribe on the Trail of Tears to the Indian Territory in 1846.

 

Andrews, Ind.: GCJ0GW Indiana Spirit Quest #10: Civil War POW

by SixDogTeam (Lead Dog & Earth Dog) This cache takes you to the grave of a local hero, a survivor of the infamous POW camp at Andersonville, S.C. during the Civil War who returned home to become a leading citizen.

 

Monument City, Ind.: GCJ5HP Indiana Spirit Quest #19: "The Last Full Measure"

by SixDogTeam (Lead Dog & Earth Dog) This cache takes you to a large obelisk dedicated to the 27 men from just one township that gave their lives for their country during the Civil War.

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