Narrowing Down The Possabilities

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Narrowing Down The Possabilities

Post by Sonic the super bird » 08 October 09 8:17 pm

Hello fellow cache collectors,
It is I, Sonic the super bird! :mrgreen:

Well, I'll get straight to the point:
Junior was curious about who was the first geocacher and who made it.
Who were the first 5 cachers? Who was the first to 100 caches???
We want to know!
So we were wondering if all you cachers out there could help us narrow it down to the answers and even if you only know a little bit of information (for instince, who told you about this and who started before you) please post a note.

I'll start:
Kmiatae told me about it and I know that Cheesy pigs, Gorbak, nomad_penguin, stealth_ninja_penguin, Snuva and a million of other cachers certainly joined before me.

Thanks,
SONIC THE SUPER BIRD.

P.S. Sorry about spelling if it was wrong, I was in a bit of a rush! 8-[

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Post by NotHisRealName » 09 October 09 1:05 pm

I stumbled across this YouTube video about Dave Ulmer and what is apparently the first ever geocache...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMHZcgM11GU

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Post by CraigRat » 09 October 09 4:45 pm

Sonic the super bird wrote: Junior was curious about who was the first geocacher and who made it.
Who were the first 5 cachers? Who was the first to 100 caches???
In what region? World? Australia? Tasmania?

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Post by CraigRat » 09 October 09 4:53 pm

Here's a good rundown on the history of geocaching: http://geocaching.gpsgames.org/history/

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Post by Richary » 09 October 09 8:55 pm

Sonic the super bird wrote:So we were wondering if all you cachers out there could help us narrow it down to the answers and even if you only know a little bit of information (for instince, who told you about this and who started before you) please post a note.
A lot of that info is already in the Introduce Yourself topic - at least about us as individuals and how we got into it.

But yes, would be interested in the history of some of the early caches/cachers myself. We had NSW's first ever placer turn up at our last Geocaching meeting here in Sydney.

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Post by CraigRat » 10 October 09 9:47 am

I only know who was the 1st to 100 in Tassie for some reason :wink: http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2250

Ahh, those were the days :lol:

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Post by stringy » 11 October 09 6:02 pm

Well I'm pretty sure that geocaching started in Seattle. #-o

Will let you know later after some research. :?

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Post by CraigRat » 11 October 09 7:22 pm

stringy wrote:Well I'm pretty sure that geocaching started in Seattle. #-o

Will let you know later after some research. :?
Don't know where you got Seattle from, it started in Portland, Oregon

See my link above: http://geocaching.gpsgames.org/history/

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Post by Sonic the super bird » 11 October 09 7:28 pm

CraigRat wrote:
Sonic the super bird wrote: Junior was curious about who was the first geocacher and who made it.
Who were the first 5 cachers? Who was the first to 100 caches???
In what region? World? Australia? Tasmania?
Thanks CraigRat. THE WORLD! :twisted: Thanks for the website too. :D

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Post by Sonic the super bird » 11 October 09 7:34 pm

CraigRat wrote:I only know who was the 1st to 100 in Tassie for some reason :wink: http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2250

Ahh, those were the days :lol:
Of course you knew who was the 1st to 100 in Tassie!!! Ha ha! :mrgreen:
Be proud, proud. =D>

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Post by belken » 11 October 09 8:34 pm

I believe Lyn Pat and Nathan would have placed WA's first geocache Albany Quarantine. We logged first a GCA listed cache Blair Witch in WA.

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Post by stringy » 13 October 09 11:10 am

CraigRat wrote:Don't know where you got Seattle from, it started in Portland, Oregon
Some where, can't remember. Oh well that does not matter anyway.
CraigRat wrote:See my link above: http://geocaching.gpsgames.org/history/
Well that explains that CraigRat. :D

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Post by caughtatwork » 13 October 09 11:24 am

Seattle is the home of Groundspeak which may have been the confusion.
Melbourne is the current home of GCA (well our server anyway), but caching in Australia started in Lane Cove in Sydney.
Look at some of the graphs and stats (under Caches or Cachers) to see some interesting history based purely on numbers.

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Post by stringy » 13 October 09 11:38 am

caughtatwork wrote:Seattle is the home of Groundspeak which may have been the confusion.
Thats where I got it from thanks. \:D/

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Post by CraigRat » 13 October 09 2:25 pm

stringy wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:Seattle is the home of Groundspeak which may have been the confusion.
Thats where I got it from thanks. \:D/
Ahh, don't be fooled into thinking Groundspeak either invented the game or were the 1st website, not the 1st communal place to list geocaches.... Its something not a lot of new players are aware of.........

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