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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Camp Holland Olive Stone TB

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Monday, 15 April 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.

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About This Item


Medium Stone Stone Donut.  While the TB owner lives on the Southern High Plains in the Panhandle of northwest Texas, he has spent considerable time in what many Texans would call Far West Texas.  It remains a favorite part of the state.  Much of it is the Chihuahuan Desert.  In the desert are remotes outposts of civilization and even mountains that rise high enough to harbor junipers and pines.  This travel bug commemorates a favorite place in the region, partly because the history and partly because of memories.

Vieja Pass is in the Sierra Vieja is on private land twelve miles west of Valentine in the Sierra Vieja in Presidio County.   The Pass is historically an avenue of traffic between the Rio Grande and Mexico to the west and the US interior to the east.  ZH Canyon (the entrance to the Pass) has a good supply of water and grass.  In 1880, the pass was the scene of the last Apache attack in Presidio County; on that day four Pueblo Indian scouts and Lt. Frank H. Mills of the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry fought off twenty Apaches.  
Camp Holland (sometimes called Fort Holland)  is at the entrance to ZH Canyon.  It was constructed in 1918 at the mouth of ZH Canyon after raids on the Brite and Neville ranches by Mexican bandits.  The location effectively blockaded Viejo Pass.  The buildings of the camp were made of stone and wood.
Although soldiers seldom lived there, Camp Holland had two barracks that could house up to 400 men, four officers' houses, a mess hall, and a guardhouse. The soldiers' everyday needs were met by a bakery, a corral, a blacksmith shop, and a quartermaster store. Since the area afforded a good supply of springwater, the camp had a sewer system and a shower house. However, by 1921 the army began phasing out border patrols in Presidio County.  Camp Holland was closed and leased to civilians including Texas Rangers and customs and immigration border patrols.  Many of the deserted buildings are still standing today.

The writer conducted research in the canyon in the 1960s and 70s.  There were many occasions, night and day, when he and illegal aliens surprised each other.  And, as an aside, there is no other location in Texas where so many bat species (15) may be observed.

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Tracking History (53316.6mi) View Map

Mark Missing 06/11/2016 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 06/11/2016 Team T.J.K. posted a note for it   Visit Log

Sorry to say but this tb is no longer in "Een Vergissing".
I hope that the one who took it log it after all.

Dropped Off 04/16/2016 pino1001 placed it in #15 : Een Vergissing Overijssel, Netherlands - 12.89 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/28/2016 pino1001 retrieved it from Steiermark "Das Grüne Herz" Drenthe, Netherlands   Visit Log

Vandaag cachen en nadat we hem 2 dagen geleden gedropped hadden is die weer mee met ons, hij had schijnbaar wat heimwee, we zullen hem de volgende x verder weg loslaten

Dropped Off 03/27/2016 Geo-Jeddak placed it in Steiermark "Das Grüne Herz" Drenthe, Netherlands - 2.91 miles  Visit Log

I have to admit, he didn't travel very far. But this is a more rural cache, and for premium members only.

  • Rural Drenthe
Discovered It 03/27/2016 Mithrandir discovered it   Visit Log

Seen in the hands of Geo-Jeddak

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/27/2016 Geo-Jeddak retrieved it from Krakeel Drenthe, Netherlands   Visit Log

Took this TB from Krakeel; neither a rural nor a premium members only cache. I will transport him to a more suitable cache.

  • Around Krakeel
Dropped Off 03/26/2016 pino1001 placed it in Krakeel Drenthe, Netherlands - 31.12 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/14/2016 pino1001 retrieved it from Verhalen over Onstwedde 7-‘t Mieghommeltjesbos- Groningen, Netherlands   Visit Log

Vandaag gevonden tijdens ons midweekje in Groningen, hij gaat mee op reis

Dropped Off 03/08/2016 knolletjes5 placed it in Verhalen over Onstwedde 7-‘t Mieghommeltjesbos- Groningen, Netherlands - 12.3 miles  Visit Log
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