Near Viola in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
First Geocache placed here.
May 3, 2000
N 45° 17.460 W 122° 24.800
Location. 45° 17.46′ N, 122° 24.8′ W. Marker is near Viola, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker can be reached from South Fellows Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Estacada OR 97023, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Viola School ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Harold E. Babcock ( approx. 3.9 miles away); Dr. Forbes Barclay ( approx. 10.4 miles away); McLoughlin House ( approx. 10.4 miles away); Eva Emery Dye ( approx. 10.4 miles away); The Vietnam Monument ( approx. 10.4 miles away); McCald Building ( approx. 10.5 miles away); OK Barber Shop ( approx. 10.6 miles away).
Regarding Original Stash.
First to find that first geocache was Mike Teague, who took the money and left some cigarettes, a cassette tape and a pen.
The original bucket was severely damaged by an Oregon Road Crew mower and is no longer around. In September 2003, dedicated geocachers recognized the importance of that original geocache and dedicated this Original Stash Tribute Plaque on behalf of geocachers everywhere. When the plaque was being placed, the original can of beans, rusted and twisted, but none the less still retaining a few beans was recovered from out of the ground.
In keeping with geocaching tradition, there is still a logbook to sign at this location, as well as an ammo can for trade items.
Also see . . .
1. Original Stash Tribute Plaque Geocache. (Submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. A nearby Geocache commemorating the Original Stash. (Submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. The Original Can of Beans Travel Bug. The Original Can of Beans was placed in the "Original Stash" by Dave Ulmer (the Inventor of Geocaching and the hider of the first cache) back in May of 2000. (Submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,704 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.