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Famous Kid Cachers of the 1900's


The "Local Boys" geocaching team inspecting the contents of a “Mini Cache”. They took a penny, and left, well, another penny. Here they are trying to figure out which is which.


“Miss Prissy” inspects her logbook for misspellings. No one wanted to sign one of her logbooks because she would read them and erase anything she didn’t like.


This geocaching team called themselves “The Debutantes” and they logged over 1000 finds in their 5 short years of Geocaching together. The Debutantes stopped caching once they discovered the magic of teenage boys.


"The Tailpipe Boys" found ingenious ways to hide geocaches. Unfortunately a local man died when his car mysteriously exploded. Because of their geocaching group name, the boys were blamed for the mishap and sent off to reform school, never to be seen again.


This girl, known only as “Madge” gained popularity for hiding caches behind beauty parlors.


Teased throughout her childhood for her plain looks and goofy haircuts, Madge grew up to become a lovely and famous beautician.



She is memorialized by a statue in Central Park that shows her holding a customers hand down in a small bowl of mild dish washing liquid.


“The Dirty Dozen” were known for stealing trinkets from their moms drawers and hiding them in local geocaches. They are shown here after volunteer deputies caught the perpetrators defacing the library copy of the Sears catalog (ladies undergarment section.) Their punishment included working in the local cotton mill until enough material was made to make a bra for Mrs. Mulligan (who generously offered to donate her brand new copy of Sears Catalog to the library).


In addition they have been ordered to take a full bath once a week, and were forced to sign an affidavit stating they would wash thoroughly behind their ears.


The "Three Muskytears" geocaching team pose here for a photo after winning the Young Geocachers contest of 1912. They found all 10 caches in less than 60 minutes, and beat 6 other teams who were all boys. Winnie Mudslinger, pictured at right, was not happy about the win because “now all the boys are mad at me”.


Ethel Gassoleen (middle) and Fran Tastick (left) both said they would beat the tar out of any boys who bullied them after the win.


All three girls won a $1 gift certificate from Targét, the new French Discount store that was opened recently on Main Street. Ethel said she wanted to “buy a new dress and some ribbons for her hair”, Fran was going to use her portion as “a down payment on a new GPS”, and Winnie just stomped off and refused to speak to us anymore.


Ghatta Singh traveled the world seeking Geocaches. He ran away from home at the age of 10 by stowing away on a cargo ship headed towards New York City. He saw the coordainates to a geocache posted in a local paper, and the rest is history.


He bought his first GPS system using wheresgeorge dollars he found in caches. He paid an incredible $19.99 for the Harminni GPS 1, and his cache finding doubled once he got hold of the technology.


Eastport Maine, 1911

Fast Freddie holds a mini cache found by his geocaching gang "The Knicker Boxers" just before supper time. The Banger twins look on hoping Freddie will finally notice them.


The “Corn Cob Gang”, found escape from their daily toil and trouble by hiding and seeking geocaches.


"Smokey Joe” (middle) stops for a photo while out geocaching one day. In the background are his pals Moss Sayervaysa (left) and Ima Holden (right).


The “Railroad Runners” collectively found over 300 caches between 1905 and 1906. Shown left to right: Harry Chester, Johnny Boomer and his younger brother Baby, and Spike Walker, who was always the daredevil of the bunch.

by BarbiQ62

September 5, 2003


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