1236Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Historical Marker Caches?
- Jul 22, 2003Oak. and Mizzu seem to have a lot of historical markers as virtuals. I think
every virtual I did in those states where historical markers except one at a
collage. There are also many Historical markers in Texas that are older and
vurtuals, I am sure you can keep busy with the ones out there. I will try
and gather all the ones I have done in Texas and close to Austin. The
problem is I don't always log my finds so it might take an extra search. I
think you can also look at my profile and see the virtuals I have logged to
narrow your search for Texas and Austin. User name Grajek
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "K Murchison" <kessna6@...>
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 ...
> 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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