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Jeremy Posted: Oct 5 2004, 06:39 PM 

 

We have found a printer and a designer to help us with the calendar. Once we get closer we'll have to start gathering historical dates to put on the calendar. Due to the short timeline we'll probably do without tips. If someone wants to start a calendar topic to gather official dates, feel free.

 

 

 

OK here it is.

As dates are verified I will post them here. If oyu find a date please PM it to me so I dont miss it in the thread. Thanks

 

Suggested dates to look for.

 

SA is Turned off.

Dave ulmers post creating caching as we know it.

Mike Teague's site is born. Mikes site dies.

GC.com is born.

Nv is born.

GC worldwide is born. GC worldwide dies.

Dan Miller creates a stats site, and then it too dies.

Start date for any geocaching organization.

GPSGames.org does NV stats. Starts listing caches.

Keenpeople starts.

Off Topic forum is born.

Travelertags starts.

Buxleys waypoint provides maps.

Project APE Caches.

Jeep TB's.

First TB released.

Firsts on cache types. First cache in any country.

First member banned

First Geocoin.

First calling card.

First sig item.

First banning of caches.

First unbanning of caches.

 

Date 100,000th cache listed

Date Subcscriber memberships introduced

Date of first Geowoodstock

Date caches were hidden on every continent

Date we broke 200 countries

Date of first event cache

BrianSnat's birthday

 

The birth of the first global geocaching magazine, Today's Cacher: March 1, 2004

 

God Bless Moun10bike

 

I (Moun10bike) have color-coded the info so it is easier to pick out data types:

  • General historical dates
  • First cache in a given country
    • Italics indicate continental firsts

    [*]First cache in a US state (including Washington, DC)

    [*]First cache in a Canadian province

    [*]First cache in an Australian state (including ACT)

    [*]Other firsts

    • Bolding indicates first cache of a given type

Please note that most of this data is presented as it was at the time that the cache was posted, so cache names or user names may have changed.

 

Also, since I stopped tracking caches after October 20, 2001, I show no cache firsts after that date.

 

05/02/2000..........SA is turned off (12:04 AM EDT)

05/03/2000..........Dave Ulmer's post creating caching as we know it (see this link)

05/03/2000..........Original Stash placed in Oregon (GC8)

05/07/2000..........First Washington cache: "Mike's First" by Mike Teague (GC4)

05/09/2000..........First California cache: "LAX" by James Coburn (GC1C)

05/11/2000..........First Kansas cache: "Mingo" by The Kansas Stasher (GC30) - oldest cache still in existence

05/12/2000..........First New Zealand, first Oceania and first non-US cache: "Geocache" by Peter McKellar (GC45)

05/13/2000..........First Illinois cache: "Beverly" by Robert Reindl (GC28)

05/15/2000..........First Chile and first South America cache: "Geocache" by Carlos Orrego (GC42)

05/18/2000..........First New South Wales and first Australia Cache: "Lane Cove" by Paul Edwards (GC3E)

05/26/2000..........First New York cache: "Geocache" by Jack Aubrey" (GC39)

05/29/2000..........First Michigan cache: "Acorns" by Matt Stum (GC34)

06/03/2000..........First Ireland and first Europe cache: "Geocache" by Chris O'Byrne (GC43)

06/03/2000..........First Georgia cache: "Geocache" by Jim Gooch (GC1D)

06/06/2000..........First UK cache: "England's First!" by Steve (GC4E)

06/14/2000..........First Virginia cache: "Breckenridge Reservoir" by Jay Chamberlain (GC3C)

06/14/2000..........First Sweden cache: "Noodle Stash" by Tobias Radeskog (GC4C)

06/15/2000..........First Kenya, first Africa and first virtual cache: "Equatorial Divine" by Hans-Georg Michna (GC53)

06/17/2000..........First Idaho cache: "Camels Prairie Stash" by Moun10Bike, Cindy, Laura and Jasmine (GC25)

06/17/2000..........First hitchhiker released - "Stash Hopper" in Camels Prairie Stash in Idaho by Moun10Bike

06/17/2000..........First Belgium cache: "Geocache" by Pierre Cao (GC3F)

06/18/2000..........First Nova Scotia and first Canada cache: "Geocache" by ken kane (GCBBA)

06/20/2000..........First Missouri cache: "Geocache" by Steve Brown (GC37)

06/27/2000..........First Arkansas cache: "Gorilla Stash" by Ed Normandy (GC1B)

06/27/2000..........First Wisconsin cache: "Geocache" by Andy Hill (GC3D)

07/02/2000..........First Colorado cache: "Geocache" by Mike Frazier (GC18)

07/21/2000..........First Hawaii cache: "Geocache" by Tim Billings (GC23)

08/15/2000..........First Utah cache: "Potters Pond" by Larry Nielson (GC3B)

08/16/2000..........First Luxembourg cache: "Geocache" by Pierre Cao (GC44)

09/05/2000..........First Maryland cache: "Assateague Island" by Jay Chamberlain (GC56)

09/09/2000..........First Arizona cache: "Geocache" by Dan Rich (GC57)

09/21/2000..........First Pennsylvania cache: "State Game Lands #109" by Henry Schmitt, Dan Klein (GC184)

09/24/2000..........First Florida cache: "Point Washington" by Jim Pate (GC5E)

09/26/2000..........First Texas cache: Behind the Graveyard by The Manic Leprechaun and the Mad Phishmonger (GC62)

09/29/2000..........First Alaska cache: "Centurion Guards" by Gary Short (GC68)

09/30/2000..........First Denmark cache: "Kippers in the Jungle" by Klaus Alexander Seistrup" (GC6A)

09/30/2000..........First Nevada cache: "First Nevada" by Brent Whiteside (GC6C)

09/30/2000..........First North Carolina cache: "Octopus' Garden" by Geocaching@ragingbull.com (GC70)

09/30/2000..........First Finland cache: "Sun Gear" by Kalle Reunanen (GC72)

10/01/2000..........First Massachusetts cache: "First Mass" by Jeremy Gilbert (GC74)

10/01/2000..........First Ohio cache: "Boston Run" by Beirne Konarski (GC73)

10/02/2000..........First Germany cache: "First Germany" by Ferenc (GC77)

10/12/2000..........First New Jersey cache: "Geocache" by Bobby Gering (GC82)

10/13/2000..........First Oklahoma cache: "Old Draper Trail" by Paul Chaney (GC83)

10/14/2000..........First Vermont cache: "Vermont 1" by Marc Gorsage and Michael McNeany (GC86)

10/15/2000..........First West Virginia cache: "Loudoun Heights Cache" by Dale and Malia (GC88)

10/17/2000..........First Queensland cache: "Queens land" by Maureen and Brian (GC8E)

10/19/2000..........First Mississippi cache: "Bonita Lakes" by Tony Boutwell (GC90)

10/20/2000..........First Connecticut cache: "G322" by Robert Casinghino (GC91)

10/23/2000..........First Indiana cache: "Indiana's First" by Wandrer (GC93)

10/23/2000..........First French Polynesia cache: "Waterfall Wilderness" by Tim Sammons (GC9F)

10/27/2000..........First Washington, DC cache: "Rock Creek Park" by Jeff Ludwig (GC97)

10/29/2000..........First New Hampshire cache: "NH Camera Cache 1" by Paul Lamere (GC9E)

11/05/2000..........First Minnesota cache: "Alvin's Phone Line" by Ken Walker (GCAA)

11/09/2000..........First Victoria cache: "Mt Despair" by Greg Ahpee (GCAC)

11/18/2000..........First Quebec cache: "Intraterrestrials Entry" by Philippe et Judith (GCBB)

11/19/2000..........First Iowa cache: "Observatory Cache" by Shelly, Matt and Adam (GCC0)

12/16/2000..........First Rhode Island cache: "Brenton Point" by Bob Hogan and Adena Schutzberg (GCEC)

12/17/2000..........First South Australia cache: "Sandy Creek" by Karl Gramp (GCEB)

12/24/2000..........First South Carolina cache: "Modoc Stash" by Eric Stapleton (GCF4)

12/25/2000..........First Mexico cache: "El Sol y Cache de Cancun" by Rothstafari and Megstafari (GC120)

12/30/2000..........First Delaware cache: "dElAWare 7" by cache_ninja (GC10A)

01/02/2001..........First Alabama cache: "Trussville Civitan" by -WJ (GC126)

01/02/2001..........First Maine cache: "The Fort Williams Cache" by Richard Amirault (GC128)

01/06/2001..........First Tennessee cache: "LPS0001" by LPS (GC132)

01/06/2001..........First Belize cache: "Oh so blue" by Jonathan, Catherine, Fran (GC15D)

01/07/2001..........First Saskatchewan cache: "Sask-cache-one" by Donovan Onishenko (GC14F)

01/08/2001..........First New Mexico cache: "Placitas letterbox #1" by Jim Dick, Jr. (GC16F)

01/12/2001..........First South Korea and first Asia cache: "pin-box" by Max Lee (GC157)

01/14/2001..........First South Africa cache: "GCZA01" by GPSFrodo (GC163)

01/14/2001..........First Alberta cache: "Building 42 - Hawrelak One" by MaasNeotek, Hard Harry (GC16C)

01/18/2001..........First Bolivia cache: "Hawk 2" by Hawk-eye (GC18A)

01/19/2001..........First Egypt cache: "Cheops Cache" by Ryan and Denny (GC1D4)

01/21/2001..........First Netherlands cache: "Amsterdam Urban 1" by Onwaarschijnlijk Soort van (GC198)

01/27/2001..........First Switzerland cache: "Gstaash" by Jesse Grimes (GC2A5)

02/02/2001..........First Portugal cache: "AlfaRomeu Abandonado!" by Nao sei… (GC1DA)

02/02/2001..........First British Columbia cache: "Treehugger" by Todd & Chikako (GC1DD)

02/03/2001..........First Japan cache: "Maeda Point Cache" by Joseph Eaton (GC1FB)

02/05/2001..........First Manitoba cache: "C1BUA - cache 1n a builtup area" by Brian Drader (GC21C)

02/06/2001..........First Ontario cache: "tazz" by walter henrique (GC228)

02/09/2001..........First Saudi Arabia cache: "CANGECACHE" by Jeff, Pam, Rachel and Robert (GC241)

02/10/2001..........First Estonia cache: "HE-aare" by Enn and Hannes Veenpere (GC263)

02/11/2001..........First Louisiana cache: "Wilson" by Bob and Bobby Bertaut (GC27D)

02/18/2001..........First Spain cache: "Montserrat" by Francesc-Coral-Brian-Carl (GC2D4)

02/21/2001..........First Russia cache: "Russian Novelty" by Brad (GC353)

02/25/2001..........First Montana cache: "1st Montana Cache!" by cabinboy (GC37F)

02/28/2001..........First St. Vincent and the Grenadines cache: "Geocache" by victim (GC402)

03/01/2001..........First Kentucky cache: "Tom Sawyer" by rlcoffey (GC39E)

03/02/2001..........First Iceland cache: "Go Iceland Go" by SVL & Frogman & Joanna (GC3A9)

03/02/2001..........First Nebraska cache: "Cunningham 1" by OmahaTJ (GC3AD)

03/02/2001..........First Wyoming cache: "Won Wyo!" by Captain Curmudgeon (GC3B5)

03/03/2001..........First South Dakota cache: "SD #1" by Random Line (GC3E5)

03/03/2001..........First British Virgin Islands cache: "Necker Cache" by me (GC41c)

03/04/2001..........First Tasmania cache: "South Tasmania 1" by Jerry Medlin (GC408)

03/07/2001..........First France cache: "Go France Go" by SVL & Frogman & Joanna (GC420)

03/10/2001..........First Thailand cache: "Pothole Quarry (khmer)" by GeoThai gang (GC46E)

03/17/2001..........First Brazil cache: Água by Brasil (GC4A9) - cache no longer visible in system, so is first Brazil really GC5DF?

03/17/2001..........First Bahamas cache: "Caribbean Tour" by Scout (GC4EB)

03/18/2001..........First North Dakota cache: "Red River of the North #1" by Rick (GC4C6) - caches now in all 50 states

03/18/2001..........First Botswana cache: "Bluebucket" by P-Square (Pieter and Pat) (GC58D)

03/24/2001..........First event cache: "Austin Geocachers Happy Hour" by Austin Geocachers (GC389)

03/27/2001..........First Western Australia cache: "Albany Quarantine" by Lyn Pat and Nathan (GC576)

04/01/2001..........First Romania cache: "Dracula's Castle" by Team Romania (GC5D8)

04/12/2001..........First Nunavut cache: "DNTO5 - northern wish" by dnto (GC681)

04/15/2001..........First Australian Capital Territory cache: "Canberra Nature Park" by Alex, Helen & Jock (GC6CF)

04/16/2001..........First India cache: "Equator One" by RAT Team 6 (GC709)

04/21/2001..........First New Brunswick cache: "Beginners Luck?" by Steve (GC760)

04/23/2001..........First Malaysia cache: "Camerons Folly" by Alex (GC866)

04/27/2001..........First Italy cache: "Italy's First" by Giorgio (GC845)

05/01/2001..........First Haiti cache: "Cruise Cache - Labadee Beach" by Todd & Tracy (GC8D0)

05/15/2001..........First Fiji cache: "Paradise Found" by Marc (GCA84)

05/20/2001..........First Yukon Territory cache: "Yukon-01" by maphew (GCA13)

05/20/2001..........First Puerto Rico cache: "Castillo de San Cristobal" by MacD (GCA81)

06/01/2001..........First Czech Republic cache: "Tex-Czech" by Kenneth, McKena and Ethan (GCE50)

06/09/2001..........First Norway cache: "Norges første (The first one in Norway)" by Steinar & Co (GCBBF)

06/09/2001..........First Honduras cache: "Mayan Surprise" by world-my-oyster (GCDF0)

06/14/2001..........First Ethiopia cache: "Geocache" by Tölpa & Mõhka (GCC6D)

06/19/2001..........First Northern Territory cache: "Lost Lode" by Rod and Pete (GCF07)

06/20/2001..........First Columbia cache: "barro" by lfescob (GCD25)

06/20/2001..........First Venezuela cache: "Arekuna" by Scott Seegmiller (GCE64)

06/23/2001..........First French Guiana cache: "Reclusion" by Frank.de.Bruin (GCF2A)

06/24/2001..........First Hungary cache: "FakeCastle" by skepticx (GCD68)

06/27/2001..........First Croatia cache: "Brusnik EPNY" by Boris Debic (GC1983)

06/29/2001..........First Slovenia cache: "Prvi Geocache v Sloveniji" by Team Humuhumunukunukuapuaa (GC103E)

06/30/2001..........First Newfoundland cache: "The Lookout" by Roger Green, Zachary, Alastair, Andrew, Elizabeth (GCE1C)

06/30/2001..........First Austria cache: "Austria's First" by Giorgio (GCE47)

07/01/2001..........First Lithuania cache: "Desert stash" by Tiit Tali (GC1008)

07/06/2001..........First Latvia cache: "Kolka stash" by Tiit Tali and Juhannes Tasa (GC1009)

07/13/2001..........First Northwest Territories cache: "Yankee/Doctor Bay Cache" by The Grampian Armada (GC1280)

07/15/2001..........First Argentina cache: "LU7JCN" by Jose, Mariano and Betina (GC10E9)

07/24/2001..........First Costa Rica cache: "two river cache" by pablo74 (GC125F)

07/24/2001..........First Indonesia cache: "Indonesia One - Bali" by Champurrado, SunnyRac, and Made Sheila (GC1488)

08/11/2001..........First Mozambique cache: "White Gold" by Joe and Ian (GC1649)

08/15/2001..........First Bermuda cache: "Blue Hole Bonanaza" by Steve & Pat Carter (GC1997)

08/18/2001..........First Greece cache: "Agia Irene" by John Kotsos (GC1B5B)

08/20/2001..........First China cache: "Great Wall Treasure at Simatai" by bogusname (GC1CE0)

08/28/2001..........First Prince Edward Island cache: "Charlottetown Memories" by maryu (GC1A16)

09/01/2001..........First Slovakia cache: "HRADISKO" by MILAN VDOVJAK A JOZEF MIKO (GC22DF)

09/04/2001..........First Oman cache: "Pirelli" by Patrick LaRocque and Andrew Foley (GC1B56)

09/08/2001..........First Malta cache: "Hagar Qim" by Viki&Feri (GC1C05)

09/12/2001..........First locationless cache: "Please Donate Blood Cache" by k2dave (GC1C90)

09/20/2001..........First Namibia cache: "Hiddenvlei" by aapje (GC21C1)

09/30/2001..........First Peru cache: "Machu Picchu" by drknuckles (GC1DC9)

09/30/2001..........First geocoin released: "Moun10Bike Geocoin #002" in "Light House Point" cache (GC126C)

10/09/2001..........First Cyprus cache: "What a planet we live on!" by Guy Johnson and Lou Plested (GC218D)

10/14/2001..........First Turkey cache: "First Turkey Cache" by Emmy and Senne (GC22F9)

09/08/2002..........Formation of the Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA)

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Would it be possible to have an idea of what dates are important? I believe TPTB know most of the dates already. What is it we have to add? The date someone first reached 100? I'm serious, I 'm not sure what you're looking for.

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Dates that that are significant (but which I don't know).

 

SA is Turned off.

Dave ulmers post creating caching as we know it.

Mike Teague's site is born. Mikes site dies.

GC.com is born.

Nv is born.

GC worldwide is born. GC worldwide dies.

Dan Miller creates a stats site, and then it too dies.

Start date for any geocaching organization.

GPSGames.org does NV stats. Starts listing caches.

Keenpeople starts.

Off Topic forum is born.

Travelertags starts.

Buxleys waypoint provides maps.

Project APE Caches.

Jeep TB's.

First TB released.

 

Firsts on cache types. First cache in any country.

First member banned (yes it's a milestone)

 

First Geocoin.

First calling card.

First sig item.

First banning of caches.

First unbanning of caches.

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In my opinion we can stick to positive items, the dates on banning and unbanning may not apply. However, it would be better to list those date here. Jeremy can decide which he wants to use. I would rather list dates we dont need then get into a discussion of which are right and which are not right and why.

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Dates that that are significant (but which I don't know).

Firsts on cache types.  First cache in any country.

 

Here is the first one in norway:

 

"Norges første, i Bergen (..first one in Norway)"

In Norway

Hidden: 6/9/2001

Use waypoint: GCBBF

 

 

Ole

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Im my opinion we can stick to positive items, the dates on banning and unbanning may not apply. However, it would be better to list those date here. Jeremy can decide which he wants to use. I would rather list dates we dont need then get into a discussion of which are right and which are not right and why.

In Jeremy's original message above he said historical dates. Unfortunately, historical is not alway positive. I have seen calendars that mark the falls of countries or when leaders were killed, etc. Not positive things but noteworthy and after some time historical. Banning and unbanning seem to be important in that it shows the growth of the sport.

 

I think the events RK mentions are historical but it would seem he is not aware of the actual date associated with those events. Hopefully others here can fill in the dates of these events. We don't have to like the history or maybe wish the history was different but we can't rewrite we can only record it. And as is often said if we don't learn and remember history we are doomed to repeat it.

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May 27, 2000

Matt Stum places the first geocache in Michigan "Hilltop"

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...a8-68dce6a175ec

 

May 30, 2000

Matt Stum (in e-mail group Msg #62) coins a new term - Geocache - and offers it in place of the term Geostash. This looks to be the first use of the term

 

April 11, 2002

Michigan Geocaching Organization Founded

 

There are lots of good dates with references in some of the histories here's one:

http://www.guysnamedkim.com/geocache/geocache_history.html

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Date 100,000th cache listed

 

Date Subcscriber memberships introduced

 

Date of first Geowoodstock

 

Date caches were hidden on every continent

 

Date we broke 200 countries

 

Date of first event cache

 

BrianSnat's birthday

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Inventor and/or first person to come up with the idea of fixed postition satellites and/or navigation by same. Dates of birth/publication of idea/death would all be milestones.

 

 

Edit:typo.

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In my opinion we can stick to positive items, the dates on banning and unbanning may not apply. However, it would be better to list those date here. Jeremy can decide which he wants to use. I would rather list dates we dont need then get into a discussion of which are right and which are not right and why.

I dunno about having the dates as ALL positive.

 

Does anyone know when the first cache reported by a muggle as a bomb?

 

:P

 

First Geocacher's meeting.

First Geocache planted in insert country here

First Puzzle cache

First Multicache

First Locationless cache

 

The date when GC stop accepting locationless caches.

The date when GC started their forum.

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Lots of good ideas for dates. Now we need to start finding the answers :P

Some of this will be a forum search and some can be found with google.

 

Please be sure to PM me any dates you get. So I can be sure to get them all and not miss them.

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First cache in Canada

 

Geocache

by ken kane

 

N 44° 35.607 W 064° 10.838

 

In Nova Scotia, Canada

Hidden: 6/18/2000

 

GCBBA

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His birthday isn't really significant. On March 12, 2002 Briansnat makes his very first forum post. :lol:B)

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His birthday isn't really significant. On March 12, 2002 Briansnat makes his very first forum post. B):lol:

And to think it took almost 6 months for me to discover the forums.

 

Some more ideas:

 

The date the first night cache was placed.

The date the first underwater cache was placed.

THe day the term "muggle" was first used in a geocaching sense.

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October 27, 2003 - GeoHo and MOPAR go on their first date.

 

EDIT(year corrected) - Sorry at my job I have to deal with schedules up to two years in advance. Working backwards can be confusing

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October 27, 2004 - Geo and MOPAR go on their first date.

You mean it has not happened yet??? ;);):unsure:

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Looking in my records I have the date of purchase for the first USA Geocoin on 11/22/2002.

 

I can provide the name of the customer if needed.

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October 27, 2003 - GeoHo and MOPAR go on their first date.

 

EDIT(year corrected) - Sorry at my job I have to deal with schedules up to two years in advance. Working backwards can be confusing

Actually, it would be Sept. 27, 2003 at this event. :blink:

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June 21, 2003 - First meeting of the Northeast Florida Geocachers Association (NEFGA).

 

More info at GCG648

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First first to find

Oh! Oh! Oh! I thnk I know this one.

 

May 4, 2000.

 

First cache was hidden May 3rd, within a day it was found. That according to one of the histories I read somewhere along here.

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Here are some of the historical dates that I pulled from my records (I used to keep a spreadsheet of all caches before that simply became an overwhelming task about 15 months into the game). Please let me know if you find any serious errors!

 

I have color-coded the info so it is easier to pick out data types:

  • General historical dates
  • First cache in a given country
    • Italics indicate continental firsts

    [*]First cache in a US state (including Washington, DC)

    [*]First cache in a Canadian province

    [*]First cache in an Australian state (including ACT)

    [*]Other firsts

    • Bolding indicates first cache of a given type

Please note that most of this data is presented as it was at the time that the cache was posted, so cache names or user names may have changed.

 

Also, since I stopped tracking caches after October 20, 2001, I show no cache firsts after that date.

 

05/02/2000..........SA is turned off (12:04 AM EDT)

05/03/2000..........Dave Ulmer's post creating caching as we know it (see this link)

05/03/2000..........Original Stash placed in Oregon (GC8)

05/07/2000..........First Washington cache: "Mike's First" by Mike Teague (GC4)

05/09/2000..........First California cache: "LAX" by James Coburn (GC1C)

05/11/2000..........First Kansas cache: "Mingo" by The Kansas Stasher (GC30) - oldest cache still in existence

05/12/2000..........First New Zealand, first Oceania and first non-US cache: "Geocache" by Peter McKellar (GC45)

05/13/2000..........First Illinois cache: "Beverly" by Robert Reindl (GC28)

05/15/2000..........First Chile and first South America cache: "Geocache" by Carlos Orrego (GC42)

05/18/2000..........First New South Wales and first Australia Cache: "Lane Cove" by Paul Edwards (GC3E)

05/26/2000..........First New York cache: "Geocache" by Jack Aubrey" (GC39)

05/29/2000..........First Michigan cache: "Acorns" by Matt Stum (GC34)

06/03/2000..........First Ireland and first Europe cache: "Geocache" by Chris O'Byrne (GC43)

06/03/2000..........First Georgia cache: "Geocache" by Jim Gooch (GC1D)

06/06/2000..........First UK cache: "England's First!" by Steve (GC4E)

06/14/2000..........First Virginia cache: "Breckenridge Reservoir" by Jay Chamberlain (GC3C)

06/14/2000..........First Sweden cache: "Noodle Stash" by Tobias Radeskog (GC4C)

06/15/2000..........First Kenya, first Africa and first virtual cache: "Equatorial Divine" by Hans-Georg Michna (GC53)

06/17/2000..........First Idaho cache: "Camels Prairie Stash" by Moun10Bike, Cindy, Laura and Jasmine (GC25)

06/17/2000..........First hitchhiker released - "Stash Hopper" in Camels Prairie Stash in Idaho by Moun10Bike

06/17/2000..........First Belgium cache: "Geocache" by Pierre Cao (GC3F)

06/18/2000..........First Nova Scotia and first Canada cache: "Geocache" by ken kane (GCBBA)

06/20/2000..........First Missouri cache: "Geocache" by Steve Brown (GC37)

06/27/2000..........First Arkansas cache: "Gorilla Stash" by Ed Normandy (GC1B)

06/27/2000..........First Wisconsin cache: "Geocache" by Andy Hill (GC3D)

07/02/2000..........First Colorado cache: "Geocache" by Mike Frazier (GC18)

07/21/2000..........First Hawaii cache: "Geocache" by Tim Billings (GC23)

08/15/2000..........First Utah cache: "Potters Pond" by Larry Nielson (GC3B)

08/16/2000..........First Luxembourg cache: "Geocache" by Pierre Cao (GC44)

09/05/2000..........First Maryland cache: "Assateague Island" by Jay Chamberlain (GC56)

09/09/2000..........First Arizona cache: "Geocache" by Dan Rich (GC57)

09/21/2000..........First Pennsylvania cache: "State Game Lands #109" by Henry Schmitt, Dan Klein (GC184)

09/24/2000..........First Florida cache: "Point Washington" by Jim Pate (GC5E)

09/26/2000..........First Texas cache: Behind the Graveyard by The Manic Leprechaun and the Mad Phishmonger (GC62)

09/29/2000..........First Alaska cache: "Centurion Guards" by Gary Short (GC68)

09/30/2000..........First Denmark cache: "Kippers in the Jungle" by Klaus Alexander Seistrup" (GC6A)

09/30/2000..........First Nevada cache: "First Nevada" by Brent Whiteside (GC6C)

09/30/2000..........First North Carolina cache: "Octopus' Garden" by Geocaching@ragingbull.com (GC70)

09/30/2000..........First Finland cache: "Sun Gear" by Kalle Reunanen (GC72)

10/01/2000..........First Massachusetts cache: "First Mass" by Jeremy Gilbert (GC74)

10/01/2000..........First Ohio cache: "Boston Run" by Beirne Konarski (GC73)

10/02/2000..........First Germany cache: "First Germany" by Ferenc (GC77)

10/12/2000..........First New Jersey cache: "Geocache" by Bobby Gering (GC82)

10/13/2000..........First Oklahoma cache: "Old Draper Trail" by Paul Chaney (GC83)

10/14/2000..........First Vermont cache: "Vermont 1" by Marc Gorsage and Michael McNeany (GC86)

10/15/2000..........First West Virginia cache: "Loudoun Heights Cache" by Dale and Malia (GC88)

10/17/2000..........First Queensland cache: "Queens land" by Maureen and Brian (GC8E)

10/19/2000..........First Mississippi cache: "Bonita Lakes" by Tony Boutwell (GC90)

10/20/2000..........First Connecticut cache: "G322" by Robert Casinghino (GC91)

10/23/2000..........First Indiana cache: "Indiana's First" by Wandrer (GC93)

10/23/2000..........First French Polynesia cache: "Waterfall Wilderness" by Tim Sammons (GC9F)

10/27/2000..........First Washington, DC cache: "Rock Creek Park" by Jeff Ludwig (GC97)

10/29/2000..........First New Hampshire cache: "NH Camera Cache 1" by Paul Lamere (GC9E)

11/05/2000..........First Minnesota cache: "Alvin's Phone Line" by Ken Walker (GCAA)

11/09/2000..........First Victoria cache: "Mt Despair" by Greg Ahpee (GCAC)

11/18/2000..........First Quebec cache: "Intraterrestrials Entry" by Philippe et Judith (GCBB)

11/19/2000..........First Iowa cache: "Observatory Cache" by Shelly, Matt and Adam (GCC0)

12/16/2000..........First Rhode Island cache: "Brenton Point" by Bob Hogan and Adena Schutzberg (GCEC)

12/17/2000..........First South Australia cache: "Sandy Creek" by Karl Gramp (GCEB)

12/24/2000..........First South Carolina cache: "Modoc Stash" by Eric Stapleton (GCF4)

12/25/2000..........First Mexico cache: "El Sol y Cache de Cancun" by Rothstafari and Megstafari (GC120)

12/30/2000..........First Delaware cache: "dElAWare 7" by cache_ninja (GC10A)

01/02/2001..........First Alabama cache: "Trussville Civitan" by -WJ (GC126)

01/02/2001..........First Maine cache: "The Fort Williams Cache" by Richard Amirault (GC128)

01/06/2001..........First Tennessee cache: "LPS0001" by LPS (GC132)

01/06/2001..........First Belize cache: "Oh so blue" by Jonathan, Catherine, Fran (GC15D)

01/07/2001..........First Saskatchewan cache: "Sask-cache-one" by Donovan Onishenko (GC14F)

01/08/2001..........First New Mexico cache: "Placitas letterbox #1" by Jim Dick, Jr. (GC16F)

01/12/2001..........First South Korea and first Asia cache: "pin-box" by Max Lee (GC157)

01/14/2001..........First South Africa cache: "GCZA01" by GPSFrodo (GC163)

01/14/2001..........First Alberta cache: "Building 42 - Hawrelak One" by MaasNeotek, Hard Harry (GC16C)

01/18/2001..........First Bolivia cache: "Hawk 2" by Hawk-eye (GC18A)

01/19/2001..........First Egypt cache: "Cheops Cache" by Ryan and Denny (GC1D4)

01/21/2001..........First Netherlands cache: "Amsterdam Urban 1" by Onwaarschijnlijk Soort van (GC198)

01/27/2001..........First Switzerland cache: "Gstaash" by Jesse Grimes (GC2A5)

02/02/2001..........First Portugal cache: "AlfaRomeu Abandonado!" by Nao sei… (GC1DA)

02/02/2001..........First British Columbia cache: "Treehugger" by Todd & Chikako (GC1DD)

02/03/2001..........First Japan cache: "Maeda Point Cache" by Joseph Eaton (GC1FB)

02/05/2001..........First Manitoba cache: "C1BUA - cache 1n a builtup area" by Brian Drader (GC21C)

02/06/2001..........First Ontario cache: "tazz" by walter henrique (GC228)

02/09/2001..........First Saudi Arabia cache: "CANGECACHE" by Jeff, Pam, Rachel and Robert (GC241)

02/10/2001..........First Estonia cache: "HE-aare" by Enn and Hannes Veenpere (GC263)

02/11/2001..........First Louisiana cache: "Wilson" by Bob and Bobby Bertaut (GC27D)

02/18/2001..........First Spain cache: "Montserrat" by Francesc-Coral-Brian-Carl (GC2D4)

02/21/2001..........First Russia cache: "Russian Novelty" by Brad (GC353)

02/25/2001..........First Montana cache: "1st Montana Cache!" by cabinboy (GC37F)

02/28/2001..........First St. Vincent and the Grenadines cache: "Geocache" by victim (GC402)

03/01/2001..........First Kentucky cache: "Tom Sawyer" by rlcoffey (GC39E)

03/02/2001..........First Iceland cache: "Go Iceland Go" by SVL & Frogman & Joanna (GC3A9)

03/02/2001..........First Nebraska cache: "Cunningham 1" by OmahaTJ (GC3AD)

03/02/2001..........First Wyoming cache: "Won Wyo!" by Captain Curmudgeon (GC3B5)

03/03/2001..........First South Dakota cache: "SD #1" by Random Line (GC3E5)

03/03/2001..........First British Virgin Islands cache: "Necker Cache" by me (GC41c)

03/04/2001..........First Tasmania cache: "South Tasmania 1" by Jerry Medlin (GC408)

03/07/2001..........First France cache: "Go France Go" by SVL & Frogman & Joanna (GC420)

03/10/2001..........First Thailand cache: "Pothole Quarry (khmer)" by GeoThai gang (GC46E)

03/17/2001..........First Brazil cache: Água by Brasil (GC4A9) - cache no longer visible in system, so is first Brazil really GC5DF?

03/17/2001..........First Bahamas cache: "Caribbean Tour" by Scout (GC4EB)

03/18/2001..........First North Dakota cache: "Red River of the North #1" by Rick (GC4C6) - caches now in all 50 states

03/18/2001..........First Botswana cache: "Bluebucket" by P-Square (Pieter and Pat) (GC58D)

03/24/2001..........First event cache: "Austin Geocachers Happy Hour" by Austin Geocachers (GC389)

03/27/2001..........First Western Australia cache: "Albany Quarantine" by Lyn Pat and Nathan (GC576)

04/01/2001..........First Romania cache: "Dracula's Castle" by Team Romania (GC5D8)

04/12/2001..........First Nunavut cache: "DNTO5 - northern wish" by dnto (GC681)

04/15/2001..........First Australian Capital Territory cache: "Canberra Nature Park" by Alex, Helen & Jock (GC6CF)

04/16/2001..........First India cache: "Equator One" by RAT Team 6 (GC709)

04/21/2001..........First New Brunswick cache: "Beginners Luck?" by Steve (GC760)

04/23/2001..........First Malaysia cache: "Camerons Folly" by Alex (GC866)

04/27/2001..........First Italy cache: "Italy's First" by Giorgio (GC845)

05/01/2001..........First Haiti cache: "Cruise Cache - Labadee Beach" by Todd & Tracy (GC8D0)

05/15/2001..........First night cache: "Nightsea Cache" by EraSeek (GC96D)

05/15/2001..........First Fiji cache: "Paradise Found" by Marc (GCA84)

05/20/2001..........First Yukon Territory cache: "Yukon-01" by maphew (GCA13)

05/20/2001..........First Puerto Rico cache: "Castillo de San Cristobal" by MacD (GCA81)

06/01/2001..........First Czech Republic cache: "Tex-Czech" by Kenneth, McKena and Ethan (GCE50)

06/09/2001..........First Norway cache: "Norges første (The first one in Norway)" by Steinar & Co (GCBBF)

06/09/2001..........First Honduras cache: "Mayan Surprise" by world-my-oyster (GCDF0)

06/14/2001..........First Ethiopia cache: "Geocache" by Tölpa & Mõhka (GCC6D)

06/19/2001..........First Northern Territory cache: "Lost Lode" by Rod and Pete (GCF07)

06/20/2001..........First Columbia cache: "barro" by lfescob (GCD25)

06/20/2001..........First Venezuela cache: "Arekuna" by Scott Seegmiller (GCE64)

06/23/2001..........First French Guiana cache: "Reclusion" by Frank.de.Bruin (GCF2A)

06/24/2001..........First Hungary cache: "FakeCastle" by skepticx (GCD68)

06/27/2001..........First Croatia cache: "Brusnik EPNY" by Boris Debic (GC1983)

06/29/2001..........First Slovenia cache: "Prvi Geocache v Sloveniji" by Team Humuhumunukunukuapuaa (GC103E)

06/30/2001..........First Newfoundland cache: "The Lookout" by Roger Green, Zachary, Alastair, Andrew, Elizabeth (GCE1C)

06/30/2001..........First Austria cache: "Austria's First" by Giorgio (GCE47)

07/01/2001..........First Lithuania cache: "Desert stash" by Tiit Tali (GC1008)

07/06/2001..........First Latvia cache: "Kolka stash" by Tiit Tali and Juhannes Tasa (GC1009)

07/13/2001..........First Northwest Territories cache: "Yankee/Doctor Bay Cache" by The Grampian Armada (GC1280)

07/15/2001..........First Argentina cache: "LU7JCN" by Jose, Mariano and Betina (GC10E9)

07/24/2001..........First Costa Rica cache: "two river cache" by pablo74 (GC125F)

07/24/2001..........First Indonesia cache: "Indonesia One - Bali" by Champurrado, SunnyRac, and Made Sheila (GC1488)

08/11/2001..........First Mozambique cache: "White Gold" by Joe and Ian (GC1649)

08/15/2001..........First Bermuda cache: "Blue Hole Bonanaza" by Steve & Pat Carter (GC1997)

08/18/2001..........First Greece cache: "Agia Irene" by John Kotsos (GC1B5B)

08/20/2001..........First China cache: "Great Wall Treasure at Simatai" by bogusname (GC1CE0)

08/28/2001..........First Prince Edward Island cache: "Charlottetown Memories" by maryu (GC1A16)

09/01/2001..........First Slovakia cache: "HRADISKO" by MILAN VDOVJAK A JOZEF MIKO (GC22DF)

09/04/2001..........First Oman cache: "Pirelli" by Patrick LaRocque and Andrew Foley (GC1B56)

09/08/2001..........First Malta cache: "Hagar Qim" by Viki&Feri (GC1C05)

09/12/2001..........First locationless cache: "Please Donate Blood Cache" by k2dave (GC1C90)

09/20/2001..........First Namibia cache: "Hiddenvlei" by aapje (GC21C1)

09/30/2001..........First Peru cache: "Machu Picchu" by drknuckles (GC1DC9)

09/30/2001..........First geocoin released: "Moun10Bike Geocoin #002" in "Light House Point" cache (GC126C)

10/09/2001..........First Cyprus cache: "What a planet we live on!" by Guy Johnson and Lou Plested (GC218D)

10/14/2001..........First Turkey cache: "First Turkey Cache" by Emmy and Senne (GC22F9)

09/08/2002..........Formation of the Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA)

12/28/2002..........The Bremerton Cache Machine, the first Cache Machine on record, is organized by TravisL

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I edited my list above to include the first Cache Machine, TravisL's Bremerton Cache Machine.

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I edited my list above to include the first Cache Machine, TravisL's Bremerton Cache Machine.

Don't forget yours and Hazard's little...uh....bridge incident.

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I edited the list above include what we believe was the first night cache, EraSeek's "Nightsea Cache" (GC96D).

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Don't forget yours and Hazard's little...uh....bridge incident.

I thought maybe it would be better to forget that one....! :o

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Some GPS dates are appropriate. I found a good timeline of interesting dates.

Geocaching.gpsgames.org has a detailed history of geocaching with some relevant dates.

Edited by BCR

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Some GPS dates are appropriate. I found a good timeline of interesting dates.

Geocaching.gpsgames.org has a detailed history of geocaching with some relevant dates.

Why dont you post the dates here and leave the baised history for another thread. Just because its on the internet does not mean its correct.

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I agree with Lapaglia; since this is Groundspeak's project, I highly doubt that you will see ten milestone dates about Buxley's Navicache and Opencaching appear on the calendar. My Jeep calendar doesn't include pictures or info. about Land Rovers.

 

To get the thread back on track:

 

April 26, 2003: First International Cache in, Trash Out Day

April 17, 2004: Second International Cache in, Trash Out Day

 

October 27, 2003: Date when Cache #100,000 was placed*

"Down in the Dumps", GCH4VQ

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=100000

(*It may be impossible to determine the actual 100,000th cache listed, because we don't know how many caches were never listed, or were listed and later archived, without a heck of a lot of meaningless work by Groundspeak. So I'm going with the 100,000th waypoint assigned)

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Some GPS dates are appropriate. I found a good timeline of interesting dates.

Geocaching.gpsgames.org has a detailed history of geocaching with some relevant dates.

Lots of good info here complete with links to the original sources.

 

Both sites can be compaired and Groundspeak can pick and choose the dates they are going to use. (That's Bias folks) I see no reason for either Hemlock or BCR to post more than what they have since the lists have dates. There may be a bias, but I'm not sure that any one site is more 'definitive' than the other.

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I am surprised that nobody has yet contributed a truly pivotal date in the history of the Groundspeak forums.

 

March 4, 2004:  Ringbone's Post Says "Ringbone"

it still gets a chuckle out of me. :anitongue:

Definitely good for a laugh at anytime. :laughing:

 

There also seems to be the one by Ace saying all they want are Caches that Rock or something of the sort. Seem to recall it was connected with the Sin City Micro, then again it may have been a thread about a log. Whatever it was it too was good for some laughs and sig lines for a bit. :D

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Here are some of the historical dates that I pulled from my records

According to our research, the first Michigan cache was actually

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...a8-68dce6a175ec

 

This one. As far as I know, this info was provided directly from Matt to the person who adopted the cache at a later date.

Interesting. According to my records they were both originally listed as being hidden on the same day (5/29/2000), with Hilltop getting listed after Acorns. That seems to be supported by their GC numbers as well as by this page. However, on this page, Hilltop got first listing (although they are still shown as being placed on the same day).

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Just a comment - several of the lists of dates here list dates in the "US" format of mm/dd/yyyy - eg, today would be 10/21/2004. Other (more considerate) people have used the more unambiguous format of Month, dd, yyyy (October 21, 2004).

 

As someone who first learned to write dates in the dd/mm/yyyy format, and has had to convert to the US mm/dd/yyyy format, I still get confused.

 

If everyone spells out the month, then there is no confusion.

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Sorry, Maclir, but with all of my information in an Excel spreadsheet using US formatting (since that's where I live), it was simply easier to copy that information rather than go to additional effort to write out the dates in a format less likely to offend international players.

 

Besides, the purpose of this is simply to gather dates for a calendar - the final product will be easily understood by all regardless of their regional settings.

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Sorry, Maclir, but with all of my information in an Excel spreadsheet using US formatting (since that's where I live), it was simply easier to copy that information rather than go to additional effort to write out the dates in a format less likely to offend international players.

Point taken, but since it is an Excel spreadsheet - I assume you have the dates in one column - so the "format cells" should allow you to select whatever date format is desired.....

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