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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Turkey Glitter Outline

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Sunday, 12 August 2012
Texas, United States
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In the hands of norbit68.

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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


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.  

Turkey is a city in Hall Couty. The population was 494 at the 2000 census.  Originally called Turkey Roost for Turkey Creek and the roosting turkeys there, settlers began arriving in the 1890's.  The name was shortened when the post office (the dug-out of Alfred P. Hall, postmaster) was granted in 1893.  The town plat was recorded in 1907 and in 1927, the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad arrived.  The first newspaper was the Turkey “Gobbler.”  Turkey is best known as the home of Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing. Wills was a barber in Turkey during the 1920's. In his biography “Hubbin’ It”, Wills said that the lotions and soft-work of barbering kept his fingers pliable for playing the fiddle. Barbering was a trade that many musicians shared, since the day work of barbering never interfered with dances and holiday celebrations. Wills formed the Texas Playboys band and their music introduced a new offshoot of county-western music known as “Western Swing.”

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Discovered It 03/13/2017 t&churt discovered it   Visit Log

Thank you for sharing

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/02/2017 norbit68 retrieved it from Bear Necessities Arkansas   Visit Log

We will be heading back towards little rock!

Dropped Off 11/19/2016 Austin x2 placed it in Bear Necessities Arkansas - 29.08 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 10/15/2016 Austin x2 retrieved it from I-540 & 412 TB Hotel Arkansas   Visit Log

Back on the road.
A Bob Wills connection: As a kid in the late 70's I lived around the corner from Leon McAuliffe, just up the road from this cache in Rogers. What I remember most is his closet stuffed with steel guitars. Take it away, Leon.

Dropped Off 10/14/2016 zoothornrollo placed it in I-540 & 412 TB Hotel Arkansas - 213.33 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in I-540 & 412 TB Hotel

Visited 10/10/2016 zoothornrollo took it to SFGT: Kaw Mission Kansas - 75.76 miles  Visit Log

Visited SFGT: Kaw Mission

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/08/2016 zoothornrollo retrieved it from Oakland Union Kansas   Visit Log

We have been to Turkey, Texas. Love Caprock Canyon. We live in Houston, which isn't rural, so will drop it off in the boonies somewhere- we spend a lot of time in the boonies÷

Dropped Off 09/04/2016 cjfleming2380 placed it in Oakland Union Kansas   Visit Log

Sorry it took so long to drop off.

Write note 09/04/2016 cjfleming2380 posted a note for it   Visit Log

Dropped off

Visited 09/04/2016 cjfleming2380 took it to Oakland Union Kansas - 38.1 miles  Visit Log

Sorry it took so long to drop off

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