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Travel Bug Dog Tag Flag of Georgia Republic TB

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Saturday, 20 August 2011
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Maineseekers.

This is not collectible.

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This trackable is unusual for its survivorship. In the years 2010 to the present, collections of 100 to 400 travel bugs have been annually released in the United States (95%) and Europe (5%). This travel bug is part of the mere three percent of the 2010-14 releases that had been retrieved and dropped off at least 25 times and had been active for at least five years before going missing.  As of 28-Aug-17, this particular TB had been moved by 31 cachers and had been in circulation for 6.0 years (2188 days).

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, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


Patch of flag of  Georgia Republic.  The official flag of Georgia  is the "five-cross flag", restored to official use on January 14, 2004, after a break of some 500 years.  It was previously the flag of the medieval Georgian kingdom and had been used as the official symbol of the United National Movement political party.  The Georgian national flag is a white rectangle, with in its central portion a large red cross touching all four sides of the flag.  In the four corners there are four crosses of the same color as the large cross.
The central element of the flag is the cross of St. George, the patron saint of Georgia. This cross is also the national flag of England (whose patron saint is also Saint George) and a component of the Union Flag.  According to the Georgian scholar Giorgi Gabeskiria, the four extra crosses were probably added during the reign of George V of Georgia, who drove out the Mongols.  Around that time, the new design was adopted as a variant of the Jerusalem cross, a symbol used by crusaders in the Holy Land, which likewise used a large central cross with four smaller "crosslets" in the four quadrants. The crosses are said to have represented the five Holy Wounds of Christ.

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Tracking History (31057.6mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 09/03/2017 Maineseekers retrieved it from The Wild Woods Cache Maine   Visit Log

Cool TB. Not sure where we will take it next. Maybe VT.

Dropped Off 08/28/2017 Macfriends placed it in The Wild Woods Cache Maine - 102.4 miles  Visit Log

Travel on.

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/11/2017 Macfriends retrieved it from Bewitched Series #5: In-Law Trouble Rhode Island   Visit Log

Will move this one along soon.

Dropped Off 07/25/2017 GeoTREKer RI placed it in Bewitched Series #5: In-Law Trouble Rhode Island - 10.89 miles  Visit Log

Carry on!

Visited 07/21/2017 GeoTREKer RI took it to #28 - Reach Massachusetts - 22.58 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/20/2017 GeoTREKer RI retrieved it from Another One Rhode Island   Visit Log

On the move!

Dropped Off 06/10/2017 Ms Toastmaster placed it in Another One Rhode Island - 7.95 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/10/2017 Ms Toastmaster took it to This Cache is Grandma Approved #20 Rhode Island - .16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/10/2017 Ms Toastmaster took it to Sakonnet River Bridge Bike Path Rhode Island - 3.44 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/10/2017 Ms Toastmaster took it to Raiden can't hear the dial tone to place his call Rhode Island - .12 miles  Visit Log
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