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Travel Bug Dog Tag Snow-Bismarck TB

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Tuesday, 05 November 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


This series of “snow” travel bugs each commemorates a cold US city.  I am not sure how one determines the coldest US cities in the winter.  Does one rank the record lows, lowest monthly averages or lowest winter averages?   Many of the cities would appear on all three lists.  Rather than try to assign a ranking, I will simply include some cities or hamlets from each of the criteria.  Regardless of ranking, we have to  acknowledge that all of the locations identified in this series are really, really cold places in winter.

Bismarck, North Dakota recorded low temperatures of -45 in both 1916 and 1936.   Bismarck is the capital of the state and the county seat of Burleigh County.  It is the second most populous city in North Dakota after Fargo. The city's population was 61,272 at the 2010 census. 

Before the arrival of white settlers, present-day central North Dakota was inhabited by the Mandan Native American tribe.  In 1872 the future capital city was founded at what was then called Missouri Crossing, so named because the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the river there. The new town was called Edwinton, after Edwin Ferry Johnson, engineer-in-chief for the Northern Pacific Railway.  In 1873, however, the Northern Pacific Railway renamed the city Bismarck, in honor of German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, in hopes of attracting German investment.

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Tracking History (7824.1mi) View Map

Mark Missing 02/07/2016 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 02/07/2016 C5Z posted a note for it   Visit Log

Did not see it here.

Dropped Off 10/15/2015 AmigaAZ placed it in Goooooaaaaallll! Vermont - 13.52 miles  Visit Log

Ready for snow !!! Overlooking the kids playing Lacrosse

Visited 10/15/2015 AmigaAZ took it to Houghtons Haunt Massachusetts - 35.03 miles  Visit Log

Visited Houghtons Haunt (GC4H5K4)

Visited 10/15/2015 AmigaAZ took it to Gimme Shelter TB Hotel!! Massachusetts - 2,193.17 miles  Visit Log

Visited Gimme Shelter TB Hotel!! (GC5TPWF)

Visited 10/12/2015 AmigaAZ took it to Green Giant Arizona - 2.47 miles  Visit Log

Visited green giant (GC54GG6)

Visited 09/26/2015 AmigaAZ took it to Get Smart 2 Arizona - 62.44 miles  Visit Log

Visited Get Smart 2 (GC4K75G)

Retrieve It from a Cache 09/21/2015 AmigaAZ retrieved it from Forever Clouds Arizona   Visit Log

"I'm released !" - I'm sure I heard this snowflake utter these words when I retrieved it from a VERY HIGH CLIFF ( no one had been there since 02/14) which explains why it stayed in the cache for sooooo long ! No worries - I will move along to a more appropriate location in a few weeks :-) !

  • On the move after a long hibernation
Dropped Off 02/13/2014 banjo54 placed it in Forever Clouds Arizona   Visit Log
Visited 02/13/2014 banjo54 took it to Forever Clouds Arizona - 32.05 miles  Visit Log
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