1213Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Historical Marker Caches?
- Jul 21, 2003Why not? Obviously someone went through all the trouble to place the
markers. I'm sure the state has some policy for deciding if one is merited
or not, and I wouldn't be suprised if it is more strict than the current
gc.com virtual policy.
Are they only banned because they are "too easy"? They're certainly a lot
more interesting than bench marks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Will Nienke" <9key@...>
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Historical Marker Caches?
> There are more than 11,000 historical markers in Texas. Should we
> just post them all and get it over with?
> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Mark Gessner
> <mgessner@a...> wrote:
> > I personally can't stand most historical marker caches. However...
> > Others should have the capability to post them and find them if
> > desired. There are about a hundred ways to verify a historical
> > that have nothing to do with what is written on the marker.
> > How about this for example?
> > "To confirm your find and prove you found the cache, put your back
> > the marker. There is a man hole cover 30 paces in front of you.
> > is the number stamped on the manhole cover?"
> > "To confirm your find, post or email me a photo of yourself at the
> > marker site"
> > "To confirm your find, tell me the number of hats on the group of
> > statues just 20 feet to the right of the marker."
> > "There is a webcam in the building across the street from the
> > Pose like you are a gumby or an egyptian heiroglyph and have
> > capture the image and post it."
> > and so on...
> > Again, if we had a local organization setting the rules for Austin
> > caches, this kind of thing would get voted on in that
> organization. No
> > one from Chicago would have an overruling vote in what we post as a
> > cache here in Austin.
> > -mark
> > aka "lowracer"
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