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Near Colby in Thomas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Oldest Active Geocache

 
 
The Oldest Active Geocache Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 8, 2021
1. The Oldest Active Geocache Marker
Inscription.  Mingo, also known as GC30, was placed just east of this spot by the Kansas Stasher on May 11, 2000. This was the seventh Geocache to be placed in the world. Little did the Kansas Stasher know that by 2002 this hide would become the oldest surviving geocache in the world. Through many trials and tribulations this cache has survived for over 20 years. To commemorate the longevity this plaque is being place to celebrate its place in Geocaching History.
N 39° 16.677 W 100° 56.621

 
Erected 2020 by Mango Madness Team and funded by the Geocache Talk Network.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 2000.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 16.671′ N, 100° 56.665′ W. Marker was near Colby, Kansas, in Thomas County. Marker was on County Road K, 0.3 miles west of Interstate 70. Exit 62. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2485 Co Rd K, Colby KS 67701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Thomas County Courthouse (approx. 9.7 miles away); Thomas County Kansas Veterans Memorial
The Oldest Active Geocache Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 8, 2021
2. The Oldest Active Geocache Marker
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(approx. 9.7 miles away); Buffalo Bill Cultural Center (approx. 11.2 miles away); Early Exploration across Kansas (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Smoky Hill River Valley - Buffalo Country (approx. 11.2 miles away); Inhabitants of the Kansas Plains (approx. 11.2 miles away); The Monument Rocks (approx. 11.2 miles away); Annie Oakley (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colby.
 
Also see . . .  Geocaching History. (Submitted on June 1, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker stolen?
Visited the Mingo geocache on my way to Colorado and looked for the historical marker and it was gone!! See photos.
    — Submitted June 16, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Mingo Geocache image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 8, 2021
3. Mingo Geocache
The Oldest Active Geocache Marker now MISSING!! image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 16, 2022
4. The Oldest Active Geocache Marker now MISSING!!
Marker is Missing! image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 16, 2022
5. Marker is Missing!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022