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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Tarzan Pale Green Stone Square TB

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Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Texas, United States
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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


While the TB owner lives on the Southern High Plains in the Panhandle of northwest Texas, he has spent considerable time in what many Texans would call Far West Texas.  It remains a favorite part of the state.  Much of it is the Chihuahuan Desert.  In the desert are remotes outposts of civilization and even mountains that rise high enough to harbor junipers and pines.  This travel bug commemorates a favorite place in the region, partly because the history and partly because of memories.

Tarzan is on State Highway 176 in central Martin County. Tant Lindsay built a store which, along with the school, formed the center of the community. In 1927 Lindsay submitted a list of possible town names to the post office department that included the name of the popular comic strip character.  Postal officials chose Tarzan and made Lindsay the first postmaster. There's no telling how many names had been submitted and rejected.

The turning point for the town came around 1938, when it was learned that a highway was to be built from Big Spring to Andrews and would pass through Tarzan.  JT Glaze promptly built a combination grocery and gas station.  The discovery of oil in Martin County in the 1950s led to the establishment of the Tarzan Hot Oil Company; oil production remains a major industry, and oil wells dot the surrounding area. From 1980 through 2000 approximately eighty people lived in Tarzan.

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Tracking History (7769.8mi) View Map

Dropped Off 07/18/2014 CMeCrochet placed it in the cache of brothers Texas - 197.63 miles  Visit Log

Good luck on your next trip

Retrieve It from a Cache 07/10/2014 CMeCrochet retrieved it from 62 Paducah W (Cottle Co., p 35 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

Will drop off somewhere down the road

Discovered It 06/25/2014 teamZ tx24 discovered it   Visit Log

cool TB

Dropped Off 03/18/2014 shellbadger placed it in 62 Paducah W (Cottle Co., p 35 DeL) Texas - 97.04 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/18/2014 shellbadger retrieved it from 62 HH Campbell Rest Area (Motley Co, p 34 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

Moving on

Dropped Off 02/20/2014 shellbadger placed it in 62 HH Campbell Rest Area (Motley Co, p 34 DeL) Texas - 60.04 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/05/2014 shellbadger took it to Patriot TB Hotel (Lubbock Co, p 33 DeL) Texas   Visit Log
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