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Managed By: Icon Here Extremists
Description:
Discover items, places, people, events, etc. that represent the extremes of their class, identified by any superlative (with a few exceptions).
Expanded Description:


We always seem to be fascinated by extremes, the superlatives of the world. In English these are usually described by adjectives with the suffix "est." Examples are highest, largest, smallest, longest, shortest, oldest, coldest, rarest, etc. In English, the words most or least may also indicate superlatives, such as the "most expensive." We will also accept "only" as a superlative. Regardless of the actual description, the waymark must be of something superlative. Additionally, the waymark must be of something that actually exists -- NOT just a plaque or marker indicating a past event, building, or person!

Also excluded are superlative claims of a purely COMMERCIAL nature, such as, "Finest Pizza in the world," or "Fastest service in town." If there is an OBJECTIVE measurement or authentication of a superlative status related to a business, it may be considered, such as: "World's largest hamburger," as long as there is outside verification, not just the SUBJECTIVE claim of the business. Other promotional slogans such as, "Friendliest town in the world," also fall outside of the scope of this category. This is to be a fun category, but there have to be some limits. We are after ACTUAL, REAL superlatives!

DUPLICATES: Each site or object may have only ONE waymark in this category, even though it may qualify as more than one superlative. You my use multiple superlatives in the waymark title, such as OLDEST & LARGEST: . . . ." or you may choose ONE superlative for the waymark name and then document the additional superlatives in the description. But, in no case will more than one waymark be accepted for exactly the same site/object.

PLEASE NOTE: You must indicate sufficient documentation that the waymark is truly a superlative, NOT just a subjective evaluation (such as "most beautiful"). Sometimes this may be by a plaque, monument or other sign. Web sites, reference works, personal verification that is reliable, are all acceptable documentation. The burden of proof is with the one submitting the waymark, but will be subject to the judgement of the officers for the category. We are NOT concerned, however, with PROOF of superlative status, only that the claim is made. For instance, there are competing claims for the shortest river in the world. Each claimed river could be waymarked as long as it is documented. We are not Guinness.

PLEASE NOTE: As indicated above, the waymark must be of something that actually exists -- NOT just a plaque or marker indicating a past event, building, or person! The waymark may be of something natural or man-made.

PLEASE NOTE: Waymarks that qualify for inclusion in the "FIRST of Its Kind" category will NOT be accepted here. There may be some waymarks that would otherwise qualify for that category except for lack of a identifying plaque, and those may be submitted here as long as there is other recognized documentation.
Instructions for Posting a Superlatives Waymark:


NAME: The waymark name must begin with a superlative word in UPPERCASE followed by a hyphen, the subject of the waymark, and the scope of the superlative (e.g. world, state, country, etc.)

EXAMPLES:

LARGEST -- Indoor Ice Skating Rink in the world
HIGHEST -- Suspension Bridge in South Dakota
OLDEST -- Restaurant in Lisbon


1. Coordinates obtained from your personal GPS readings.

2. At least one photograph showing the object or site must be submitted to the category's gallery. If there are plaques, monuments, or other identifying lettering, close-up photos of these are strongly encouraged.

3. Narrative description -- Include as much information about your superlative and indicate your supporting documentation. Enter this in the variable for "Type of documentaion." This could be a web site, brochure, sign or anything else that makes the claim.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:


Post one photo of the waymark that is a different view from the one on the page and describe your visit, including the date. Other information that you may regarding the waymark is encouraged. Neither you nor your GPSr need to appear in any photos!
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Variables:
  • Type of documentation of superlative status
  • Location of coordinates
  • Web Site
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Image for OLDEST Commercial building in Roseville CAview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST Commercial building in Roseville CA

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The IOOF building was built above the store of Mr. Pratt. The date on the building is 1878.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 2/1/2014

last visited: never

Image for ONLY -- Dreadnought-Type Battleship Built on the Pacific Coast - U.S.S. Californiaview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY -- Dreadnought-Type Battleship Built on the Pacific Coast - U.S.S. California

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This false and misleading superlative caption is etched on a plaque above the bell as well as mentioned in inlaid letters on a pillar that supports the bell and is located in Capitol Park near the state capitol in Sacramento, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 10/18/2013

last visited: never

Image for ONLY -- Survivor of the Fire of Nov. 1852 - Lady Adams Buildingview gallery

SWSW17.9 km

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SuperlativesONLY -- Survivor of the Fire of Nov. 1852 - Lady Adams Building

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The historic Lady Adams Building is the only remaining building to survive the November Fire of 1852 and is also the oldest building in Old Sacramento.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/18/2015

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Continuously operating hardware store west of the Mississippi River - Placerville, CAview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Continuously operating hardware store west of the Mississippi River - Placerville, CA

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A plaque in front of Placerville Hardware.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/13/2010

last visited: 9/10/2014

Image for LARGEST Bronze Statue in CA, Grass Valley, CAview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST Bronze Statue in CA, Grass Valley, CA

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This wonderful monument has a plaque that boasts "It is the largest bronze monument of its kind in the State of California".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2011

last visited: 9/2/2013

Image for OLDEST -- Freestanding Welcome Arch in the U.S. - Lodi Mission Arch - Lodi, CAview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Freestanding Welcome Arch in the U.S. - Lodi Mission Arch - Lodi, CA

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The City of Lodi makes claim to hosting the oldest freestanding welcome arch in the U.S. on the city's website.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/5/2014

last visited: never

Image for TALLEST Dam in USA - Oroville, Californiaview gallery

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SuperlativesTALLEST Dam in USA - Oroville, California

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At 770 feet (230 m) high, the Oroville Dam on the Feather River is the tallest dam in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/6/2014

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - The World's Oldest Beerview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - The World's Oldest Beer

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Manteca's brewery produces a beer made from 45 million year-old yeast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 8/29/2009

last visited: 12/11/2010

Image for NORTHERNMOST - Mission in California - Sonoma, CAview gallery

SWSW103.8 km

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SuperlativesNORTHERNMOST - Mission in California - Sonoma, CA

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Mission San Francisco Solano is the last mission and the northernmost mission in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/19/2009

last visited: 9/14/2014

Image for Oldest Volcano woodstove in CA -  El Dorado Co.  CAview gallery

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SuperlativesOldest Volcano woodstove in CA - El Dorado Co. CA

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Manufactured in Jacksonville Florida. Hope they waited until a train could bring it to Nevada. When there was no electricity, this was the primary source to heat a room, cook meals, hot water always ready.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: never

Image for Oldest - catholic Church in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties - Dublin, CAview gallery

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SuperlativesOldest - catholic Church in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties - Dublin, CA

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The oldest church in two Californian counties.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/23/2013

last visited: never

Image for LAST - Lightship in California - Oakland, CAview gallery

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SuperlativesLAST - Lightship in California - Oakland, CA

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The Coast Guard Lightship WLV 605 – Relief is the last remaining lightship in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky

location: California

date approved: 1/17/2008

last visited: 1/17/2008

Image for TALLEST Pyramid in the World - Transamerica Pyramid - San Francisco, CAview gallery

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SuperlativesTALLEST Pyramid in the World - Transamerica Pyramid - San Francisco, CA

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The former headquarters of Transamerica Corporation is the World's tallest pyramid at 853 feet/260 m.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member shadow101

location: California

date approved: 7/13/2010

last visited: 3/16/2013

Image for LARGEST -- Urban Park in the World - Golden Gate NRAview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Urban Park in the World - Golden Gate NRA

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The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, situated on both sides of the Golden Gate, is the largest urban park in the world, and the most popular in the U.S. National Park system.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 9/14/2012

last visited: 8/19/2011

Image for OLDEST - building on the West Coast of USview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - building on the West Coast of US

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Santa Maria de Ovila was relocated from Spain and rebuilt in Northern Calif. as New Clairvaux. The Spanish government closed all religious orders in 1835. In 1931,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 6/15/2013

last visited: 10/4/2013

Image for LARGEST - tidal wetlands restoration project - Alviso, California view gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST - tidal wetlands restoration project - Alviso, California

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Largest acreage of former industrial salt ponds being restored to natural wildlife habitat

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 11/9/2008

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Railroad station in California  -- Menlo Park, California view gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Railroad station in California -- Menlo Park, California

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Attractive Victorian depot serving San Francisco and San Jose passengers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2008

last visited: 1/4/2015

Image for LARGEST - Mechanical Calculator  -  Mountain View, CAview gallery

SWSW156.6 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Mechanical Calculator - Mountain View, CA

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The Babbage Difference Engine at the Computer History Museum in Mt. View, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member michael3900

location: California

date approved: 9/26/2008

last visited: 1/26/2015

Image for OLDEST - house in Atherton -- Atherton, California view gallery

SWSW157.1 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - house in Atherton -- Atherton, California

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Gothic Victorian gem built in 1866

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2008

last visited: never

Image for Oldest and First Courthouse in Merced County, Californiaview gallery

SESE157.2 km

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SuperlativesOldest and First Courthouse in Merced County, California

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Oldest Courthouse in Merced County, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kdczy

location: California

date approved: 12/20/2010

last visited: 4/16/2013

Image for OLDEST - High school in Santa Clara County - San Jose, CAview gallery

SS157.6 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - High school in Santa Clara County - San Jose, CA

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San Jose High School is the oldest school in the county and 2nd in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/19/2013

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST Gurdwara in North America - San Jose, CAview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST Gurdwara in North America - San Jose, CA

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The Sikh Gurdwara - San Jose is the largest and most expensive Gurdwara in North America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/12/2011

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Passenger depot still in use in California - Santa Clara, CAview gallery

SS158.8 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Passenger depot still in use in California - Santa Clara, CA

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The Santa Clara Caltrain depot is the oldest passenger depot still in use in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/26/2009

last visited: 10/26/2009

Image for OLDEST -Church building in San Jose in constant use - San Jose, CAview gallery

SS159.3 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -Church building in San Jose in constant use - San Jose, CA

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The Trinity Episcopal church/cathedral was erected in 1863. It's the oldest church in constent use in SJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/20/2007

last visited: 8/18/2007

Image for FIRST - Skyscraper in San Jose, CAview gallery

SS159.6 km

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SuperlativesFIRST - Skyscraper in San Jose, CA

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San Jose's first skyscraper.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/20/2007

last visited: 9/16/2007

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