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by TEAM 360
(Finds: 0   Score: 0)   (Hidden: 19   Score: 52)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 45° 17.460'   W 122° 24.800'
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Beavercreek ,    Oregon    97004
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 07 Sept 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N0091F
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Normal
Cache size:    Unknown

Difficulty:   gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is a challenge. No fees!


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This is where it all began. On May 3, 2000, a five-gallon bucket was placed at this very spot by Dave Ulmer, containing Delorme Topo USA software, videos, books, food, money and a slingshot. The coordinates were then listed on the Internet, and modern-day Geocaching was born. Although the original bucket is no longer around, we recognize the importance of that event which happened here and dedicate this ORIGINAL STASH TRIBUTE PLAQUE on behalf of geocachers everywhere. Keeping with tradition, there IS a logbook to sign at this site. It's RIGHT there and very easy to get at. Do not try to pry up or move the Plaque at all to find it. Thanks go out to Lance Christensen and the Port Blakely Tree Farms, whose land this is located on. Without their cooperation, this would not have been possible. Please continue to show respect to their property while visiting. Many thanks also go out to the geocachers who have made this monument a reality: Junglehair, DapperDanMan, Moun10Bike, -=(GEO)=-, Mzee & Associates, Bitbrain, Team DaSH, Ajetpilot, RJFerret, Badmojoe, Cacheola Crew, GrizzlyJohn, Geospotter, Yumitori, Dalenis, Rothstafari, Spzzmoose, Team GPSaxophone, CacheUsOut, Scoobie10, RomadPilot, Makaio, Tsegi Mike and Desert Viking, and Crashmore. Thanks also go out to Navicache for their support and dedication of this sport! Let's not forget to say thanks to Dave Ulmer for the great idea. Ponyryder, who lives in the area, is the local geocaching support person for this cache. While visiting this cache, please remember to place your GPS unit on top of the Plaque for a moment or two, in order to receive extended battery life and super-accurate satellite reception!

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I found it! 03 Nov 2012 by  tripman1   (Finds: 95   Score: 281.5)   (Hidden: 9   Score: 32.5)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I found this on but saw an ammo box as well as a plaque. I thought I would log one here and one on the other site due to two different items to find. Thanks
I found it! 26 Jun 2009 by  FlipperFamily   (Finds: 6   Score: 16.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
A must find while on vacation with my family.

I found it! 11 May 2006 by  Danman   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Logging this one a bit late. I went down to find the plaque and other assorted caches in the area. Fun to make this my first Navicache find! Too bad I was two years late to get the Moun10Bike Coin :)
[Modified 2006-06-20 17:56:11]

I found it! 22 May 2005 by  Team RuFuS   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
17:30 - We saved this one for our 100th cache find. We think we saw some brand new cachers leaving the site (What The Cache) as we arrived. Many thanks to Dave Ulmer for starting this wonderful sport.
SL / T: Benchmark Casting, Worker of Wood's "Wand of Revelation" & Fozzy TB / L: Cord Stays, Marble & SI #100
[Modified 2006-02-27 00:51:33]

I found it! 02 Aug 2004 by  YardBoy   (Finds: 33   Score: 148)   (Hidden: 21   Score: 50)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Visiting from Rochester, NY. Garmin III+ read 35 feet, but stash is obvious at roadside behind the log. Big thanks to the godfather, Dave Ulmer.

TN (took nothing) as the following TBs (Travel Bugs) are missing and unlogged:
Jammin Traveller TB
Park Rover
Jeep 4x4 #1923

Left a WheresGeorge and another item which I won't mention for the mugglers.

Lots to see and do in this area: Xmas tree and horse farms, u-pick blueberries, trout pond, snack stand, etc.
I found it! 04 Jul 2004 by  Nomadic Man   (Finds: 3   Score: 8.5)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I thought it fitting, to visit the birthplace of geocaching on the day we celebrate the birth of our country. SL/TFTH.
I found it! 26 Jun 2004 by  Moun10Bike   (Finds: 35   Score: 147.5)   (Hidden: 1   Score: 6)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Find #47 of 54 today, #47 of 111 for me on the Portland Cache Machine, and #67 of 138 on my trip to Portland
I was one of the contributors to the plaque and was glad to finally make it down here to see it in person. I had visited this spot before the plaque was placed and thought that the 5-gallon bucket-sized depression that I found here before was a little depressing. This tribute is more like it! I'm also glad that the issues that hit this cache over the weekend have been resolved and that this cache is active once more.

I found it interesting that there are now two logbooks in the cache. Initially we signed the one on top of the plaque, but then I remembered that early logs of the cache indicated that the logbook was a bit tricky to find. That led me to examine things again while others were searching for Un-Original. Aha! There was the "real" logbook (which must be the one that ponyryder recently added)! It was void of signatures and I was happy to be the first to sign it. I was also honored to be able to leave one of my Moun10Bike Geocoins as this Holy Mecca of Geocaching!

Thanks, Team360, for placing and maintaining this wonderful tribute!
I found it! 03 May 2004 by  CharlieTD   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
I canít imagine why Dave Ulmer would pick this particular spot to place the first geocache but I certainly appreciate that we have a beautiful plaque to commemorate that historical activity. Signed the log, took nothing and left my signature card. Thanks for the good time Team 360 and also for placing the plaque for all to see.
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