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Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby 2045fan » Sat 2006-05-20, 00:24:03

Just wondering . . . I received an email from the OHS, asking that I obtain a permit for my virtual cache which is on OHS property. I don't own a virtual cache, however I have a regular cache in a cemetery, which, I believe may have a OHS building within the cemetery (very public cemetery, by the way). Has anyone else received similar emails?

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby GoodDog » Sat 2006-05-20, 02:53:12

I got a similar notice for my Ft. Meigs cache. I told them I didn't need permission because the only requirement is that someone reads a sign and the place is open to the public. We'll see what comes of this.

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby GoodDog » Sat 2006-05-20, 18:32:13

I sent an email to Cpt. Buckeye and he responded Well, All caches have to have permission regardless of the type. If they ask Groundspeak that a virtual be archived, it will be.

I sent him a follow up note. It's just plain stupid to get permission for a virtual. This just must be Groundspeak's rule because there is now way the HYSTERICAL Society could enforce this. Are they trying to tell me that all the new waymarking caches have permission of building owners, Mc Donalds, public statues, Grand Canyon etc? This permission registration stuff is getting out of hand.

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby TheBearclaws » Sat 2006-05-20, 21:16:17

Here is a link to the Ohio Historical Society Policy
http://www.ohiohistory.org/geocache/guidelines.pdf
I would contact them and ask for a clarification of the email.

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby cheechgang » Sat 2006-05-20, 22:08:31

This should prove interesting!

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby cheechgang » Sun 2006-05-21, 03:29:14

Wait till the Metroparks piggy-back on these geniuses' ideas!


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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby TheBearclaws » Sun 2006-05-21, 11:25:29

Good Job Gizmoguy411! BTW How old are you? :-)

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sun 2006-05-21, 14:27:55

Come to think of it, I don't remember anything printed on the inside lid of the container placed by OHS at Fort Meigs. Nor do I recall the log requesting how many in my party, their ages, along with their county, state or country of residence.

I did leave my Social Secuity number and a copy of my passport however! Oh yeah, I also used enclosed the retnial scanner, a sample of my DNA, and thumbprint in ultra violet ink. And just in case that was not enough biometric information, I took a picture of myself holding the GPSr and emailed it to them.

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby cheechgang » Sun 2006-05-21, 15:23:00

Your find will be deleted, you forgot to leave the urine sample in the container.


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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby cheechgang » Sun 2006-05-21, 17:25:26

I note with chagrin that the hysterical society cache was illegally placed 445 feet from the exising cache at Fort Miegs. Oh well, I assume that is the one they want Good Dog to remove (or is it the one at Fallen Timbers?)


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Re: Email from the Ohio Historical Society

Postby cheechgang » Sun 2006-05-21, 22:34:39

That historical society, "You Can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em"


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