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October 7, 2012

geoHunters

Travis Geocaching Club members use local history in high-tech cache hunts

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Travis Elementary School has formed a geocaching club that will be placing hidden caches around Minerals Wells focusing on the history of Crazy Water and how it shaped our community.

Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt that uses a GPS device to find strategically placed storage containers called caches. Once found, geocachers can sign a log book and swap items such as trinkets, travel bugs, geocoins, and pathtags.

“Geocaching is a very popular sport around the world and is quite useful for educating both visitors and residents about the history and attractions found in their city,” said Dianne Aldridge, Technology Applications teacher and sponsor of the Travis Geocaching Club. According to Geocaching.com, there are 1,888,337 active geocaches in over 200 countries and over 5 million geocachers worldwide.

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