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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Quitaque Red Glass/Heart Outline

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Friday, 25 January 2013
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.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

Zwenkrau, Sachsen, Germany

The original large glass bead was taken and a small item was was put in a plastic bag with the original tag. 

This is one of a series of heart-shaped items obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs. They are named either for the places of their origin or for Texas Panhandle-South Plains towns with interesting names or histories.

Quitaque, locally pronounced Kitty-quay, is a city in Briscoe County. The population was 432 at the 2000 census. Comanchero trader José Piedad Tafoya is said to have been the first settler in the area. He operated a trading post from 1865 to 1867, his main customers the Comanches.

In 1877 the Lazy F Ranch was formed when George Baker arrived with a herd of cattle. Charles Goodnight, the former Texas Ranger and trail driver, bought the ranch in 1880 and renamed it Quitaque, which someone had convinced him meant "end of the trail." Others say the name was derived from two buttes in the area that resembled piles of horse manure, the real meaning of the word. A third translation supposedly means "whatever one steals."

A post office was established in 1882 and eight years later the town had forty residents. When Briscoe County was organized the townsite was platted. A school was opened in 1894 and moved to Quitaque in 1902. Trail service was achieved in 1928 but lasted only a few years.

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Tracking History (10521.8mi) View Map

Discovered It 01/01/2017 bemarijj discovered it   Visit Log

Seen in it's own photo gallery

Mark Missing 10/13/2016 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 10/13/2016 NovaTyp posted a note for it   Visit Log

Not in this cache :/

Dropped Off 04/09/2016 Chalupáři z Čes.ráje placed it in Lesni kes Středočeský kraj, Czechia - 1.6 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/09/2016 Chalupáři z Čes.ráje took it to MOKRINY U BEROVIC Středočeský kraj, Czechia - .57 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/09/2016 Chalupáři z Čes.ráje took it to Golf Club Berovice Středočeský kraj, Czechia - 18.78 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/08/2016 Chalupáři z Čes.ráje took it to 50 let BiO Hlavní město Praha, Czechia - 3.37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/06/2016 took it to Cat's eyes Hlavní město Praha, Czechia - 21.18 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/05/2016 took it to Zviratka v Huti aneb prochazka Krasnym zivotem Středočeský kraj, Czechia - 27.33 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 04/04/2016 Chalupáři z Čes.ráje grabbed it   Visit Log

Very nice TB. I'll move it at another interesting place

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