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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Weeping Mary Gold Copper Glass Circle TB

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Owner:
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Released:
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Ouvrage d'infanterie de Manesel

This is not collectible.

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I maintain records on my trackables. For a trackable that is US-based, this one is unusual for its longevity and movement. In the six-year period, 2010-15, the owner released a total of 2168 trackables in the United States (96%) and Europe (4%). This trackable is one of the 5% of the total that circulated for at least 5 years and had been moved at least 25 times. That is a target rate of at least five drops per year for five years, or a drop every 73 days. The past average drop rate of my trackables in the US is 115 days, in Europe it is 65 days. As of 18-Mar-22 this one has survived for 6.8 years and had been moved by 25 cachers, for an average drop every 99 days. Please keep it moving!

While in the US, please drop it in a Premium Member only OR a rural cache near a busy trail or road. Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event where there is no security. Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and dry, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items. Otherwise, take the trackable anywhere you wish. No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item

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This is one of a series of large beads obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs.  They are named for Texas towns with interesting names or histories.

Weeping Mary is in southern Cherokee County.  The community was probably first settled soon after the Civil War by freed slaves from neighboring plantations.  It is said to have been named for Mary Magdalene's weeping at the tomb of Jesus. Alternately, variations of a local legend state that a black woman named Mary wept from the devastating loss of her land to a white man or that the woman, after making a pact with the area's freedmen that no one would sell their land to the white settlers, wept over the loss of the community when that promise was broken.  

Residents established a Baptist church.  A local school for black children was operation by 1896, when it had enrollment of forty.  In the 1930s Weeping Mary had a school and a few houses. The school was closed around the time of World War II, but in 1990 a church and a few scattered houses still remained in the area. The population was forty in 2000.

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Tracking History (20963.8mi) View Map

Dropped Off 03/18/2022 Mikael55 placed it in Ouvrage d'infanterie de Manesel Grand-Est, France - 153.51 miles  Visit Log

Et voilà on te laisse ici, à proximité du chant de bataille de Verdun et d'un ancien ouvrage conçu par Séré de Rivières.

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/13/2022 Mikael55 retrieved it from 02 - Ballade à l'orée du bois Grand-Est, France   Visit Log

Hello little TB !

Dropped Off 12/27/2021 GCTD placed it in 02 - Ballade à l'orée du bois Grand-Est, France - 1.12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/27/2021 GCTD took it to Belleville sur Meuse Grand-Est, France - 148.86 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/26/2021 GCTD took it to Boucle halluinoise 3 : Le poteau Hauts-de-France, France - .13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/26/2021 GCTD took it to Boucle halluinoise 2 : Mr Seguin Hauts-de-France, France - .5 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/26/2021 GCTD took it to CHALLENGE -C- : Challenge des 20 Hauts-de-France, France - 136.48 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/15/2021 GCTD took it to Varennes #13 : l'entrée du chemin blanc Grand-Est, France - .1 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/15/2021 GCTD took it to Varennes #9 : le gymnase Grand-Est, France - .1 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/15/2021 GCTD took it to Varennes #14 : Rue de Tabur Grand-Est, France - .48 miles  Visit Log
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