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1234Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Historical Marker Caches?

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  • Robert Barron
    Jul 22, 2003
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      Kirsten,

      My understanding is that gc.com does not disallow historical markers as
      caches. Merely, they require that the confirmation question used for the
      cache not be easily available online. In other words, create a marker
      cache, but ask a question about something around the marker instead of
      something on the marker itself.

      Robert

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "K Murchison" <kessna6@...>
      To: <CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 1:22 PM
      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Historical Marker Caches?


      >
      > My family is new to geocaching(since 7/1/03) and
      > loving it. One thing that really attracted me to it
      > was the educational opportunities. That also helped
      > justify the purchase of the GPS! Geocaching has added
      > to the excitement and motivation of finding cool
      > places, including historical markers. A little
      > education with the fun of the hunt.
      > I am disappointed that gc.com's attitude is that
      > historical markers are not acceptable as caches.I look
      > forward to traveling and geocaching in other states
      > and I hope some of the virtuals in other states are
      > historical markers as well. I think as an educational
      > tool, virtual caches are perfect.
      > Hmmm, maybe there could be a separate catagory for
      > educational caches ...
      >
      > Kirsten
      > mom of TXHomeschoolFreaks
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- Wayne Lind <wlind@...> wrote:
      > > I have a historical marker just below my doorbell.
      > > It says "On this site in
      > > 1897, nothing happened." Can I post that one too?
      > > :)
      > >
      > > I am very interested in both US and Texas history.
      > > On a trip back from
      > > Louisiana one day I read every historical marker
      > > from the border to highway
      > > 290. While some of them were not terribly
      > > interesting, some produced
      > > information that was fascinating. I found an old
      > > church and cemetery on a
      > > back road that was as beautiful a setting as you
      > > will find anywhere in
      > > Texas.
      > > While I don't believe we should automatically create
      > > 11,000 new virtuals, I
      > > also don't believe we should automatically reject
      > > them either. As far as the
      > > challenge question goes, Jeff is correct, if someone
      > > wants to search for the
      > > answers and log virtuals that they did not visit,
      > > they are the only losers.
      > > Personally I would rather see the question come off
      > > the marker then
      > > something like, "Turn around and walk 30 paces. How
      > > long did you stand here
      > > before a semi flattened you?"
      >
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