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Travel Bug Dog Tag Flag of Mexico TB

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Sunday, 18 March 2012
Texas, United States
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In the hands of chronic_cat.

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not drop it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item


The flag of Mexico is a vertical tricolor of green, white, and red with the national coat of arms charged in the center of the white stripe. While the meaning of the colors has changed over time, these three colors were adopted by Mexico following independence from Spain during the country's War of Independence, and subsequent First Mexican Empire. The current flag was adopted in 1968, but the overall design has been used since 1821, when the First National Flag was created.
Red, white, and green are the colors of the national liberation army in Mexico. The central emblem is the Aztec pictogram for Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City), the center of their empire. It recalls the legend that inspired the Aztecs to settle on what was originally a lake-island.  The form of the coat of arms was most recently revised in 1968. A ribbon in the national colors is at the bottom of the coat of arms. Throughout history, the flag has changed four times, as the design of the coat of arms and the length-width ratios of the flag have been modified. However, the coat of arms has had the same features throughout: an eagle, holding a serpent in its talon, is perched on top of a prickly pear cactus; the cactus is situated on a rock that rises above a lake. The coat of arms is derived from an Aztec legend that their gods told them to build a city where they spot an eagle on a nopal eating a serpent, which is now Mexico City.

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Tracking History (3575.2mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/26/2013 chronic_cat retrieved it from What a View! Virginia   Visit Log

Moving along from "what a view!"

Discovered It 06/21/2013 chronic_cat discovered it   Visit Log

Moving along

Dropped Off 06/09/2013 X11fitter placed it in What a View! Virginia - 32.33 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/08/2013 X11fitter took it to Bridge over troubled waters Virginia - 15.16 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/08/2013 X11fitter retrieved it from Glory Days Virginia   Visit Log

Agarrado por días de gloria. Gracias por compartir. Grabbed from the Glory Days cache. Thanks for sharing. Will move along shortly.

Dropped Off 05/14/2013 Episcodad placed it in Glory Days Virginia - 44.81 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in Glory Days (GC47NMW)

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/11/2013 Episcodad retrieved it from Land of the South North Carolina   Visit Log

On the move again.......

Dropped Off 05/08/2013 GeoKu placed it in Land of the South North Carolina - 49.82 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/21/2013 GeoKu retrieved it from Squishy's Birthday Cache North Carolina   Visit Log

It's on its way to another cache! 'Ole!

Dropped Off 04/06/2013 32obx placed it in Squishy's Birthday Cache North Carolina - 84.86 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in Squishy's Birthday Cache (GC5C99)

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