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#1 User is offline   History-Cacher 

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:00 AM

I started an index of geocaches with a history theme. Already it is off to a good start but
we need more. If you are interested in geocaching with a history theme then you might be interested
in this project. History buffs welcome to forward me information of their favorite geocaches.

Visit:

HistoryCaching

Add your suggestions to the comment field.

-RKO

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:17 PM

View PostHistory-Cacher, on Dec 5 2010, 10:00 AM, said:

I started an index of geocaches with a history theme. Already it is off to a good start but
we need more. If you are interested in geocaching with a history theme then you might be interested
in this project. History buffs welcome to forward me information of their favorite geocaches.

Visit:

HistoryCaching

Add your suggestions to the comment field.

-RKO


Or you can add your suggestions for meaningful history themed geocachers to this posting and I will come
by periodically to capture them.

-RKO

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:46 PM

Any plans to expand into Canada?
I have several Historical themed caches myself, that even involve US history. :laughing:

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:23 AM

2AYQ3
1RJ40
1RJ3J
1RC90
1R2MZ

:laughing:

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:22 AM

View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on Dec 6 2010, 05:23 AM, said:

2AYQ3
1RJ40
1RJ3J
1RC90
1R2MZ

:D



Thanks Trader! I have so many for Florida, I started a special page. Florida is the most populated for
www.historycaching.us

SC is next, Georgia, Ohio and one in NJ. Just for fun with words, I decided to change the name from
Index (boring) to Union. So we are looking for more states to join the Union of historical Geocaches.

To add more fun to this, I am thinking of finding organizers from each state and call them Governors.


Anybody want to be the Governor of Ohio? SC? NJ? More info on this later.


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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:29 AM

View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on Dec 6 2010, 05:23 AM, said:

2AYQ3
1RJ40
1RJ3J
1RC90
1R2MZ

:D


I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'



2AYQ3 unpublished
1RJ40 " "
1RJ3J " "
1RC90 " "
1R2MZ "


Am I doing something wrong here?

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:32 AM

View PostBC & MsKitty, on Dec 5 2010, 04:46 PM, said:

Any plans to expand into Canada?
I have several Historical themed caches myself, that even involve US history. :D



Sure the more the merrier. Can I appoint you the Governor of Canada? You can put the information
together and I will edit and published it.

I will also add your picture if you like.
HistoryCaching

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:34 AM

View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on Dec 6 2010, 05:23 AM, said:

2AYQ3
1RJ40
1RJ3J
1RC90
1R2MZ

:D



Maybe these are Terracaches or something else.
HistoryCaching

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 01:47 PM

GC1DG59
GC1VWHH
GC1MK16
GC1VNNB

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:30 PM

In Maryland and other related states there is the Star Spangled Geotrail to commemorate the War of 1812.
http://friendsofches...ts/ssb_geotrail

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:45 PM

I posted by submission (below) to the HistoryCaching Blog on Dec. 7th ~ Hope it Helps. :)

Massachusetts ~ GC26Z86 ~ Start A Revolution

Fort Phoenix // Fairhaven, MA

Fort History - On May 13-14, 1775, the first naval battle of the American Revolution took place off our shore when the local militia, under the command of Nathaniel Pope and Daniel Egery, captured two British sloops in Buzzard's Bay.

(more details and link to historical reference on blog site)

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:19 PM

GC177CA Historical Buildings in the area, including the George Taylor house, one of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:40 PM

I have a trackable that is my History class's extra credit topic. It's reference # is TB3D8EC. It's been to a few in Tennessee and has now made it to Florida.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 11:33 PM

I have historic caches along the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail, all with web related information, in historically accurate locations. I am currantly adding them to another geocache listing service. Check out my profile and see if these caches are of interest to you, I think that I have what you are looking for. Just send me a email if you are interested. With this stormfront coming, I may have some extra time indoors.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:28 AM

View PostHistory-Cacher, on Dec 11 2010, 07:29 AM, said:

View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on Dec 6 2010, 05:23 AM, said:

2AYQ3
1RJ40
1RJ3J
1RC90
1R2MZ

:)


I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'

2AYQ3 unpublished
1RJ40 " "
1RJ3J " "
1RC90 " "
1R2MZ "

Am I doing something wrong here?

-RKO

Try putting the GC in front. GC2AYQ3 :rolleyes:

There was a similar thread about rounding up history caches not long ago. The consensus was that you have a monumental task ahead of you. Depending on how you define "history cache," probably a third of the caches out there could qualify. Washington state has thousands of history-themed caches, e.g. One of our locals was keeping a history caches bookmark list, but gave up because there are so many. Another cacher decided to focus on railroad-history caches in WA, and developed a fairly complete and manageable list.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:38 PM

This is a bookmark listing caches that are part of the Butler Freeport Trail Historic Geotrail. Each cache focuses on some history of the area and the railroad that ran through.

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.a...b4-d788817e90fc

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:51 PM

View PostHistory-Cacher, on Dec 11 2010, 10:32 AM, said:

View PostBC & MsKitty, on Dec 5 2010, 04:46 PM, said:

Any plans to expand into Canada?
I have several Historical themed caches myself, that even involve US history. :rolleyes:



Sure the more the merrier. Can I appoint you the Governor of Canada? You can put the information
together and I will edit and published it.

I will also add your picture if you like.
HistoryCaching



Ulp...! :rolleyes:
I sort of like to stay in the background .... no titles for me! :)
I'll point you to my caches that are historical, and you can decide if you want to include them.
GC18F5N
GC1AVC1
GC1FMR3
GC2K8MC

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:25 PM

You could make a Bookmark list on Geocaching.com with all the Historical caches.

Here's a few more...

Mine...
http://coord.info/GC2HYEJ
http://coord.info/GC2K9TZ (pending approval by a Reviewer)

A few more I know about...
http://coord.info/GCHMQB
http://coord.info/GC760C

2LuknF8's 10 G'ville Historic/Historical Tour virtuals...
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...e&u=2LuknF8

If you do a search for cache names containing "historic" or "historical" you will get a bunch of hits:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...&submit4=Go
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...&submit4=Go
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.asp...&submit4=Go

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:27 AM

I did a really interesting one the other day in Pelham NH - GC1GYY8:

"This is the location of the first sunday services held in 1719 by settlers on the way to establish Pelham."

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  Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:27 AM

View PostHistory-Cacher, on Dec 11 2010, 07:29 AM, said:

View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on Dec 6 2010, 05:23 AM, said:

2AYQ3
1RJ40
1RJ3J
1RC90
1R2MZ

:rolleyes:


I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'



2AYQ3 unpublished
1RJ40 " "
1RJ3J " "
1RC90 " "
1R2MZ "


Am I doing something wrong here?

-RKO


YES. PUT A "GC" IN FRONT OF THEM. I THOUGHT THAT WAS UNDERSTOOD... :lol:

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:38 AM

GC1VVC3
GCQX2X
GCP2RZ

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

I love it! You can add several of my caches which feature Alabama history.

If you need an Alabama 'Governor' I will be happy to aggregate the historical caches in my state.

GCMB22 - Rambler's Evil Micro

GCK2E9 The South Shall Rise Again!

GC126 - Trussville Civitan - Alabama's First Cache

GCGKN6 - Old Fireworks Island

More to follow...

We would love for you to write about this effort in The Online Geocacher magazine... this invitation is extended to anyone who wants to write about historical caches that you own or have found.

http://onlinegeocacher.com

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:26 AM

Thanks, I have you added as Governor and also a dedicated spin off page for Alabama. Check
out HistoryCaching Need volunteers to put these into
code though a write short one line descriptions,


View PostTheAlabamaRambler, on Dec 13 2010, 04:16 PM, said:

I love it! You can add several of my caches which feature Alabama history.

If you need an Alabama 'Governor' I will be happy to aggregate the historical caches in my state.

GCMB22 - Rambler's Evil Micro

GCK2E9 The South Shall Rise Again!

GC126 - Trussville Civitan - Alabama's First Cache

GCGKN6 - Old Fireworks Island

More to follow...

We would love for you to write about this effort in The Online Geocacher magazine... this invitation is extended to anyone who wants to write about historical caches that you own or have found.

http://onlinegeocacher.com


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:29 AM

Yeah duh, that would make sense. Want to put a description next to them or should I put these
on my TODO list? :anibad:


View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on Dec 13 2010, 03:27 AM, said:

View PostHistory-Cacher, on Dec 11 2010, 07:29 AM, said:

View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on Dec 6 2010, 05:23 AM, said:

2AYQ3
1RJ40
1RJ3J
1RC90
1R2MZ

:)


I ran this through the Geocaching system and I get the report "unpublished'



2AYQ3 unpublished
1RJ40 " "
1RJ3J " "
1RC90 " "
1R2MZ "


Am I doing something wrong here?

-RKO


YES. PUT A "GC" IN FRONT OF THEM. I THOUGHT THAT WAS UNDERSTOOD... :blink:


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for posting this in the reply field at
History Caching

I will get it in the main listing when I get more MASS listings.





View PostGeoKat28, on Dec 11 2010, 04:45 PM, said:

I posted by submission (below) to the HistoryCaching Blog on Dec. 7th ~ Hope it Helps. :)

Massachusetts ~ GC26Z86 ~ Start A Revolution

Fort Phoenix // Fairhaven, MA

Fort History - On May 13-14, 1775, the first naval battle of the American Revolution took place off our shore when the local militia, under the command of Nathaniel Pope and Daniel Egery, captured two British sloops in Buzzard's Bay.

(more details and link to historical reference on blog site)


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:37 AM

Thanks, this sounds pretty cool. Does it get a lot of activity?

View PostGeo Peeps, on Dec 11 2010, 02:30 PM, said:

In Maryland and other related states there is the Star Spangled Geotrail to commemorate the War of 1812.
http://friendsofches...ts/ssb_geotrail


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:50 AM

Hello,

I thought I would start a new thread for updates since the other ones are getting a lot of activity.

I recently updated HistoryCaching website

with some new features.

1) A poll to get an idea what topics of history are the most popular.

2) A place to subscribe which is ideal for the next two features.

3) Added Governors links feature which will be geocachers who have assumed responsibility to collect and
organize history themed geocachers from their state. And 4) Scouts who will assist them be makiing
suggestions.

6) And finally, I added two more states with their own pages to our Union of History themed geocachers.

Welcome Alabama and Michigan to the Union!

Where ever possible I will added some history talk to our endeavors. :)

Historically yours,

Ray Osborne

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:52 PM

Merging threads.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:14 AM

Clearwater: GC1RC90 Florida Spirit Quest #002: Touch The Battleship--This cache will take you to a monument to the U.S.S. Maine . The Maine blew up and sank, instantly sending 266 sailors to a watery grave on February 15, 1898 while tied up in Havana Harbor, precipitating the Spanish American War. The metal plaque is made from metal from the sunken hull of the Maine.

Clearwater: GC2AYQ3 Florida Spirit Quest #006: "IRON MIKE"-- This cache will take you to one of Viquesney's 134 famous "SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY" statues, honoring the veterans and casualties of World War I.
The statue depicts a soldier walking through shattered tree stumps strung with barbed wire, his rifle in his left hand and his right hand held high above his head, clutching a hand grenade.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:51 AM

Palm Harbor: GC1R2MZ Florida Spirit Quest #001: The Lighthouse Keeper-- This cache will take you to the grave of the first Lighthouse keeper for the Egmont Key Lighthouse. In 1848, a hurricane covered the Key with water. The Keeper and his family survived the storm by seeking refuge in a small boat tethered to a Palmetto tree.

Tarpon Springs: GC1RJ3J Florida Spirit Quest #004: Chris Columbus, Rebel --This cache will take you to a CSA monument in a cemetery for an African American Freedman Chicken farmer who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Ancient Conch shells on graves here denote the resting places of ante bellum non-slave blacks.

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:37 AM

View PostTrader Rick & Rosie, on 20 December 2010 - 09:51 AM, said:

Palm Harbor: GC1R2MZ Florida Spirit Quest #001: The Lighthouse Keeper-- This cache will take you to the grave of the first Lighthouse keeper for the Egmont Key Lighthouse. In 1848, a hurricane covered the Key with water. The Keeper and his family survived the storm by seeking refuge in a small boat tethered to a Palmetto tree.

Tarpon Springs: GC1RJ3J Florida Spirit Quest #004: Chris Columbus, Rebel --This cache will take you to a CSA monument in a cemetery for an African American Freedman Chicken farmer who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Ancient Conch shells on graves here denote the resting places of ante bellum non-slave blacks.


Thanks, I was looking for more to add to our Florida page and these are just the ticket. I will have these added to historycaching.us shortly.

Keep them coming. Also I have a penchant of Native Cultures and archeological sites, so if you come across any of those let me know.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:02 AM

Trader Jake,

I added those four to our history caching page. Let me know if you come across any other history themed
geocaches. I also appreciate the narratives you wrote describing them.

HistoryCaching

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:41 PM

See Rhode Island Geo-History.
Some of the caches are archived.
Hope this helps.
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View PostFISUR, on 09 January 2011 - 02:41 PM, said:

See Rhode Island Geo-History.
Some of the caches are archived.
Hope this helps.
FISUR


Thanks for the whole page of Rhode Island historical geocaches. Sure I can link the page to my main page. Is
this your page? Do think they would reciprocate with a link to
HistoryCaching ??

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:54 AM

View PostHistory-Cacher, on 09 January 2011 - 10:02 AM, said:

Trader Rick,

I added those four to our history caching page. Let me know if you come across any other history themed
geocaches. I also appreciate the narratives you wrote describing them.

HistoryCaching

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:49 AM

I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.

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View Postbriansnat, on 11 January 2011 - 04:49 AM, said:

I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.


I visited that list. Some good revolutionary geocaches to visit and the Den looks interesting. Here is a suggestion you may want to try, consider visiting Waymarking in your state and consider planting caches closeby to their historical waymarks. A symbiotic relationship that can help both.

Also if you drop into President Cleveland Home which is now a museum you might see if they would take a flyer about a nearby geocache. I started making up little laminated cards with the name of the nearby historycache and leaving them at historic museums public tables (permissions of course). I think building symbiotic relationships with members of local historic community has merit. A lot of them are not technology minded but often I hear. "Oh yeah, my son or daughter is into that." Which might prove a good bonding hobby. I think that is what makes my day when I read a log entry and you hear of a family finding and enjoying the history-cache together. Now if I could just get them to take a picture and upload it. :)

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PS. Still wish we could get a history caching forum
here.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:54 PM

Unfortunately, I live in L.A., where we don't have any history.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 04:59 AM

View PostHistory-Cacher, on 11 January 2011 - 04:53 PM, said:

View Postbriansnat, on 11 January 2011 - 04:49 AM, said:

I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.


I visited that list. Some good revolutionary geocaches to visit and the Den looks interesting. Here is a suggestion you may want to try, consider visiting Waymarking in your state and consider planting caches closeby to their historical waymarks. A symbiotic relationship that can help both.

Also if you drop into President Cleveland Home which is now a museum you might see if they would take a flyer about a nearby geocache. I started making up little laminated cards with the name of the nearby historycache and leaving them at historic museums public tables (permissions of course). I think building symbiotic relationships with members of local historic community has merit. A lot of them are not technology minded but often I hear. "Oh yeah, my son or daughter is into that." Which might prove a good bonding hobby. I think that is what makes my day when I read a log entry and you hear of a family finding and enjoying the history-cache together. Now if I could just get them to take a picture and upload it. :)

-RKO
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PS. Still wish we could get a history caching forum
here.


I've often thought of placing a cache at the Cleveland birthplace. Being that a caretaker lives on the property I would not do it without permission. One of these days I'll try to obtain that. My daughter lives across the street from the GC birthplace so I'm there frequently enough.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:20 AM

View Postbriansnat, on 11 January 2011 - 04:49 AM, said:

I started a bookmark list of NJ's history related caches. I will be adding to it as I learn about more.

I created my first bookmark last night about some of the local history caches in my area. I still need to add some more, I only listed 50. This is still a self-taught learning experience for me.

http://www.geocachin...6f-37a5ebfb8d14

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:49 AM

History-cacher tips his hat to the Ohio Historical Commission.

http://www.ohiohisto...geocache-p.html

Ohio really has it together as a state that is proactive with preserving its
history. Something from the ancient cultures that one lived there must have rubbed
off them. :D

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:04 AM

I am not sure this link works but with the Web Feedback feature here at Geocaching
I ran the keyword history and came across these measures looking for votes. I didn't
vote before because I didn't know about it. But I did now. So if this link doesn't
take you there. Consider going there and enter your votes.



I just voted for 'history cache icon' what do you think? http://uservoice.com/a/ehAD0 #Geocaching #feedback


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:17 AM

Probably 100 or so of my hides have a historical theme to them - mostly Oregon Trail landmarks and pioneer stuff.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:41 AM

Our hiders' cache pages, over a thousand of them, have history related themes about America's Pioneers and Soldiers....Yikes!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:51 AM

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:20 AM

View Postsimpjkee, on 17 January 2011 - 03:51 AM, said:




Thanks everybody, to make this easier I am happy to link book mark lists to dedicated history
related caches to my main page under the appropriate state. Not the ideal case scenario but
functional nonetheless.

BTW: Has everybody voted in the poll section here for Historical Attributes and a Historical
Icon? If not and you plan to, consider leaving the ranking of that poll item when you voted
in the comment section. That way we can watch these initiatives gain momentum.


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:25 PM

Hi RKO,

Nice project! Very ambitious.

I knew that I liked hiding and finding historic caches, but I had no idea how much until I determined that 9 of my 20 active hides actual are of historical nature. I cache primarily in Northeast Iowa, Southwest Wisconsin, and Northwest Illinois. Here's a list of my 9 historic caches as well as several others that I have found. (I have added a short 1-line caption and put them into a format similar to what I saw on your website.)

Illinois:
Cedarville:
A Nobel cache: Tribute to Jane Addams GCYTTG
Multi-cache taking you to the birthplace, school site, and burial site of the first woman Nobel prize winner and humanitarian Jane Addams.

East Dubuque:
Gramercy GC9CB4
Nice park with some very impressive ancient Indian burial mounds.

Freeport:
Tree of a Kind (an Arbor cache) GCVN01
The first stage of this multi-cache takes you to the 1857 mansion and estate (now museum) of the Taylor family. This was one of the safehouses along the underground railroad.

Pretzel City USA – Step #2 & 3 GC62A5
Virtual cache at the site of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Galena:
Abandoned Satellite Complex 2 GC2CFN9
Remnants of a 1970’s Telstar communication complex.

Grant Me a Wish GC1ADDX
This easy puzzle cache takes you to the historic home of Union General and President Ulysses S. Grant.

Kellogg’s Grove:
Blackhawk Battlefield Monument GC13J5E
Site of a major battle of the Blackhawk War of 1832.

Mt. Carroll:
Jacobstown Cache Series GCJWVB
Multi-cache taking you to several historic spots in the ghost town of Jacobstown.

Iowa:
Buena Vista:
Buenie’s Grotto GC1RPAM
Takes you to an impressive little grotto built from 1937 thru 1945.

Dubuque:
Forgotten 11th Street Elevator GCQMKA
Remnants of an 1887 funicular street cable car system.

Der Bierkeller (The beer cellar) GC1HFHG
Preserved 1800’s beer cellar from Dubuque’s long beer brewing history.

Iowa’s Oldest Building GCWBG1
This dogtrot cabin from 1833 is the oldest building in Iowa. Nearby is the historic 1856 Mathias Ham House mansion (now a museum).

Elkader:
Ghost Town of Motor Mill GCP59J
1867 six-story limestone grist mill and other historic buildings.

Elkader’s Lovers Leap GCP5DB
Site of local folk lore involving Indians and the early days of lead mining. Also a root cellar and old insane assylum on grounds.

Garnavillo:
Sherman Swift Tower GC1Y29E
Replica of a 1915 bird observation tower built by famous ornithologist Althea Sherman.

Graf:
Orthoceras: Grew Feet Out of its Head GC1H79V
This fun earthcache allows you to dig for fossils from over 400 million years ago.

Marquette:
Welcome to Marquette 1974 GCQQ7Y
Visit a park dedicated to the bridge removed from the site in 1974.

Wisconsin:
Beloit:
Skippy Bluff GCWE89
Located on the ground of the restored operational Beckman Mill.

Broadhead:
The Half-Way Tree GC9167
Marks half-way point between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River determined by Indian runners.

Prairie du Chien:
Meteorite or Meteor-wrong? – WSQ GCVPHE
Takes you to an interesting piece of local history folk lore.

Well, Well, Well: 3 Artesians GCVHGE
Muli-cache that takes you to 3 historic sites each featuring an 1870’s artesian well which played a key role in the early development of the city.

Shullsburg:
Badger Park GCRPXR
Located near a lead mining museum featuring a tour of a historic 1827 lead mine.

South Wayne:
Spafford Creek Massacre GCVRVF
Site of a bloody Indian attack in 1832 during the Black Hawk War.


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This post has been edited by medoug: 17 January 2011 - 01:34 PM


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

Sorry. Accidental double posting.

This post has been edited by medoug: 17 January 2011 - 01:29 PM


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:20 PM

View PostHistory-Cacher, on 11 January 2011 - 02:51 AM, said:

View PostFISUR, on 09 January 2011 - 02:41 PM, said:

See Rhode Island Geo-History.
Some of the caches are archived.
Hope this helps.
FISUR


Thanks for the whole page of Rhode Island historical geocaches. Sure I can link the page to my main page. Is
this your page? Do think they would reciprocate with a link to
HistoryCaching ??


Our Rhode Island Geo-History page is basically in inactive/archive status. It has not been updated since 2007. But feel to use the contents as you wish.
Good luck.
FISUR

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:16 AM

Huntington, Ind.: GCHRZX Indian Spirit Quest #7: Chief of the Miamis
by Lead Dog & Earth Dog (SixDogTeam) This cache takes you to a monument for Francis Lafontaine, last principal Chief of the Miami Indians, who led his tribe on the Trail of Tears to the Indian Territory in 1846.

Andrews, Ind.: GCJ0GW Indiana Spirit Quest #10: Civil War POW
by SixDogTeam (Lead Dog & Earth Dog) This cache takes you to the grave of a local hero, a survivor of the infamous POW camp at Andersonville, S.C. during the Civil War who returned home to become a leading citizen.

Monument City, Ind.: GCJ5HP Indiana Spirit Quest #19: "The Last Full Measure"
by SixDogTeam (Lead Dog & Earth Dog) This cache takes you to a large obelisk dedicated to the 27 men from just one township that gave their lives for their country during the Civil War.

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