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Description:
Discover items, places, people, events, etc. that represent the extremes of their class, identified by any superlative (with a few exceptions).
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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!
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • Type of documentation of superlative status
  • Location of coordinates
  • Web Site
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Image for LARGEST - Cattle Shipping Point - 1881 to 1884 - Grenola, KSview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Cattle Shipping Point - 1881 to 1884 - Grenola, KS

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Two little towns built a railroad, and joined forces to make more money.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 3/2/2017

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Town in Montgomery County, Kansasview gallery

SESE48.9 km

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"Elk City had its start in the year 1868 by the building of a trading post at that location. The first post office in Elk City was established in November 1869" ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 3/9/2015

last visited: never

Image for Wheat Capital of the World -- Sumner Co. KSview gallery

WW81 km

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SuperlativesWheat Capital of the World -- Sumner Co. KS

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A sign at the Kansas Belle Plaine Travel Information Center explains the development of the agricultural industry in this area and proclaims Sumner County KS "The Wheat Capital of the World."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 5/10/2013

last visited: 8/16/2017

Image for OLDEST - Operating Courthouse In Kansasview gallery

NN101.7 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Operating Courthouse In Kansas

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The Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls is the oldest county courthouse in Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Kansas

date approved: 5/1/2011

last visited: 7/25/2008

Image for OLDEST - Business in Caldwell, KSview gallery

SWSW116 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Business in Caldwell, KS

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Back in the day, the town was divided between loyalties to cattlemen or businessmen. This was a cattle bank.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 5/17/2019

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST Free-Standing Rock Barn in Oklahoma - Red Rock, OKview gallery

SWSW128.9 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST Free-Standing Rock Barn in Oklahoma - Red Rock, OK

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This barn is an eye-catcher as you drive south on Highway 177.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/25/2017

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST - Concrete totem pole in the world - Foyil, OKview gallery

SESE142.6 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Concrete totem pole in the world - Foyil, OK

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Off the beaten track, it's worth the side trip

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/21/2010

last visited: 12/9/2019

Image for LARGEST--Private Gun Collection in the Worldview gallery

SESE146 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST--Private Gun Collection in the World

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The largest private gun collection in the world is housed in the J M Davis Gun Museum located at 333 Lynn Riggs Blvd in Claremore, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/23/2013

last visited: 12/9/2016

Image for OLDEST known homestead in Payne County - Yale, OKview gallery

SS151.8 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST known homestead in Payne County - Yale, OK

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A log cabin located next to the Jim Thorpe Home

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/22/2018

last visited: 9/25/2018

Image for OLDEST - Kumback Cafe - Perry, OKview gallery

SWSW151.9 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Kumback Cafe - Perry, OK

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The Kumback Cafe is the oldest cafe in Oklahoma with the same name and in the same location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/21/2011

last visited: 3/3/2019

Image for OLDEST Continuously Operating Service Station in OK -- Perry OKview gallery

SWSW152.1 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST Continuously Operating Service Station in OK -- Perry OK

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A cool Art Moderne service station on the square in downtown Perry OK is one of the last to offer REAL full-service, and is also the longest continuously-operating gas station in Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/27/2013

last visited: 10/13/2017

Image for LARGEST -- Freestanding sculpture in the world, Tulsa OKview gallery

SS153.7 km

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Freestanding sculpture in the world, Tulsa OK

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At 76 feet tall, Tulsa OK's famous landmark Golden Driller is the largest freestanding sculpture in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 3/24/2013

last visited: 6/6/2017

Image for TALLEST - North America’s Tallest Derrick - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.view gallery

SS154.5 km

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SuperlativesTALLEST - North America’s Tallest Derrick - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

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The Route 66 Village - Features The Centennial Derrick, North America's tallest oil derrick standing in the center of the park. It is 154' tall, eclipsing the former giant in Canada that rose to 148' tall. Located in Red fork, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/4/2016

last visited: 12/7/2016

Image for FIRST - Oil strike in State of Oklahoma, USA.view gallery

SS154.5 km

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SuperlativesFIRST - Oil strike in State of Oklahoma, USA.

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The oil derrick stands 194 feet high and is the historic site of the first oil strike on June 25, 1901 in the State of Oklahoma, the first of many that made Tulsa the Oil Capital of the World.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 11/17/2014

last visited: 12/7/2016

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