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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Canadian Leather

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Tuesday, 09 April 2013
Texas, United States
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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.

Canadian is the county seat of Hemphill County. The population was 2,233 at the 2000 census. It is named for the Canadian River, a tributary of the nearby Arkansas River.  The origin of the name of the river is unclear.  Canadian trappers may have camped there or it may simply be a corruption of Indian words. The trails along the river are older than recorded history. Coronado came through the area in 1541 on his way to Kansas in a vain search for the Seven Cities of Cibola.

 In 1840, Josiah Gregg and thirty-four men from Missouri passed through Canadian with trading goods worth $25,000 while en route to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  In 1849, parties headed for the California gold rush passed through, led by Captain Randolph B. Marcy.  Settlers avoided the area for many years due to continuous, perhaps exaggerated reports by government surveyors and cavalry troops of the volatile Canadian River and its treacherous quick sand, scorching summer winds and winter blizzards.  The region was also home to Apache and later Kiowa and Comanche Indian tribes.  In the 1870s and 1880, hunters, cattlemen, and settlers alike used the trails as the Panhandle was opened for civilization.  In the early 1900s, Canadian was a railroad and marketing center.

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Tracking History (11177.8mi) View Map

Mark Missing 05/26/2015 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 05/26/2015 Eichy posted a note for it   Visit Log

Er ist nicht im "Steiner See" !

Discovered It 03/28/2015 DerLakaiMS discovered it   Visit Log

Gesehen im Süden von Münster - gute Reise!

Dropped Off 03/22/2015 Löwschen placed it in Steiner See Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 226 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/07/2015 Löwschen retrieved it from Baumhaus Jubiläumscache Baden-Württemberg, Germany   Visit Log

Dropped Off 02/22/2015 dekan0 placed it in Baumhaus Jubiläumscache Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/22/2015 dekan0 took it to Matroska Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/22/2015 dekan0 took it to Immergrün... es war einmal Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/22/2015 dekan0 took it to Meise Baden-Württemberg, Germany - .12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/22/2015 dekan0 took it to Baumpilz Baden-Württemberg, Germany - 12.51 miles  Visit Log
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