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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Post Burgundy Glass/Brown Wood

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Monday, 29 July 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

This is one of a series of heart-shaped items obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs. This one is named for Post, Texas.  The original glass heart went missing from a muggled cache in Albuquerque, but bosha420 found the dogtag at the site and notified the owner.  The owner sent a replacement small, brown, wooden heart to bosha420 who reassembled the TB and put it back into service. 

Post is a city in and the county seat of Garza County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,376 at the 2010 census.  The town is located on the edge of the caprock escarpment of the Llano Estacado, the southeastern edge of the Great Plains.  It is at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 84 and 380.  Post was originally founded in 1907 as "Post City" as a utopian colonizing venture of CW Post, the breakfast cereal manufacturer.  Post devised the community as a model town.

He purchased 200,000 acres of ranchland and established the Double U Company to manage the town's construction.  The company built trim houses and numerous structures, which included the Algerita Hotel, a gin, and a textile plant.  They planted trees along every street and prohibited alcoholic beverages and brothels.  The Double U Company rented and sold farms and houses to settlers.

A post office began in a tent during the year of Post City's founding. Two years later the town had a school, a bank, and a newspaper, the Post City Post, the same name as the daily in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Garza County paper today is called the Post Dispatch.  The railroad reached the town in 1910. The town changed its name to "Post" when it incorporated in 1914, the year of C. W. Post's death.  By then, Post had a population of one thousand, ten retail businesses, a dentist, a physician, a sanitarium, and Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches.

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Tracking History (20978.4mi) View Map

Mark Missing 10/08/2018 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 11/27/2017 gmoffatt placed it in DAD'S APPLES British Columbia, Canada - 111.05 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 11/13/2017 gmoffatt grabbed it   Visit Log

Found this guy in a cache called "Zebra with a View" in Osoyoos BC Canada. The view was great nd the hike was good too. I took it because when winter arrives, it will be there until spring. I will move it along soon. Interesting story about Post. Thanks.

Discovered It 05/28/2017 bakedinbc discovered it   Visit Log

Left in he desert with a beautiful view!

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Dropped Off 04/24/2017 CitizenSourpuss placed it in Sunny Trails British Columbia, Canada - 53.14 miles  Visit Log

Left in a cache at beautiful Cultus Lake, BC!

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/17/2017 CitizenSourpuss retrieved it from The Queen's Pipeline British Columbia, Canada   Visit Log

Taking out to Chilliwack, BC so it can be more rural as indicated on the description.

Dropped Off 03/19/2017 CacheHoles2012 placed it in The Queen's Pipeline British Columbia, Canada - 1.07 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/19/2017 CacheHoles2012 took it to FSS #4 - Mountain View Cemetery British Columbia, Canada - .42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/19/2017 CacheHoles2012 took it to FSS #5 - Couch potato! British Columbia, Canada - 2.32 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/19/2017 CacheHoles2012 took it to Oak Park British Columbia, Canada - 1,116.32 miles  Visit Log
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