Geocaching in Oregon Where it all began

'Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people, from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.  Geocaching.com is the headquarters for the activity"

Did you know that Geocaching started right here in Oregon?  The full version of the history of geocaching can be read on the Geocaching.com history page.

I am an innkeeper but I am also an avid Geocacher as are some of my colleagues of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. We happen to be in the Willamette Valley this week for the Annual Meeting of the Guild.This is the valley where the Oregon Trail ended and there are so many historic cemeteries. I adore cemeteries and snuck out of a meeting to complete the Oregon Cemetery Challenge X4 GC 4Q6FG by finding Sanitam Central GC4E8ZP. My 100th Oregon Cemetery Cache. Actually found two more so have begun work on my next 100.

The first burial of record at the Central Christian Church Cemetery is that of George McFadden who died on October 7th, 1856 at the age of 1 year, 1 month, and 17 days. The oldest birth dates recorded here seem to be those of Bennett and Martha Creecy, 1786 and 1794 respectively, which are the oldest ones I've seen in an Oregon Cemetery.

Pretty sure you'll find quite a few geocaches near an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.  I know there are over 200 within a 10 mile radius of ours.

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