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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Tee Pee City Small Pink Acrylic

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Wednesday, 04 June 2014
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 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


his 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.

Tee Pee City is near the confluence of Tee Pee Creek and the Middle Pease River in eastern Motley County.  It began in 1875 as a trading post serving buffalo hunters and surveying parties. The site, originally a Comanche campground, derived its name from the numerous teepee poles found up and down the creek by early settlers. 

Charles Rath and Lee Reynolds moved wagons, cattle, mules, and dance-hall equipment from Dodge City to establish the post but soon moved on to the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River, leaving their hide-dealer representatives Armstrong and Sharp in charge.  Until his death in 1884 Isaac Armstrong served as proprietor of the two-room picket building, which had a hotel in one room and a saloon complete with dance-hall girls in the other.  

By 1878 the buffalo herds, victims of the Sharps buffalo rifle, were gone from the area and the buffalo hunters with them.  The families of R. V. Fields and A. B. Cooper settled in Tee Pee City in 1879.  Cooper freighted supplies from Dallas and ran the general store, first from a dugout and later from a one-room rock house.  The Tee Pee City school, one of the first schools in the area, met from 1895 until 1902, by which time most of the settlers, save for the Cooper family, had left.

The wide-open settlement, scene of shoot-outs, drunken brawls, and robberies, often warranted the attention of George W. Arrington's group of Texas Rangers based at Camp Roberts in Blanco Canyon. The management of the Matador Land and Cattle Company considered Tee Pee City such a bad influence that the settlement was declared off-limits to its cowboys, and when the opportunity arose in 1904, the ranch bought the land and closed Tee Pee City down.   There is a historical marker at the site.

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Dropped Off 02/06/2019 _KEOKI_ placed it in Trail? What trail?! Hawaii - 4.56 miles  Visit Log

One of the hardest caches I've accomplish... loved the journey and the thrill of being out here! May this travel bug, that has been dormant for years, finally fly free! Aloha!

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Grab It (Not from a Cache) 02/06/2019 _KEOKI_ grabbed it   Visit Log

This guy was floating around Pupukea for a while now I'm moving to the winward side :)

Discovered It 02/06/2019 _KEOKI_ discovered it   Visit Log

Trying to get this guy back out there.. Pu'u Ma Elieli

Mark Missing 01/03/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 09/04/2016 Quest.808 placed it in DEN Geocache @ Ho'omaluhia Hawaii - 23.4 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 06/15/2016 jliaga discovered it   Visit Log

Found it at fun series 2! Pupukea Hawaii

Discovered It 06/14/2016 Unimogger discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the Get Out event.

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/30/2016 Quest.808 retrieved it from I Geo-Dog Dare You - Rock Face #1 Hawaii   Visit Log

Picked this little guy up on hiking trail. I was going to take it to Las Vegas tomorrow, but upon reading the goals, I will find another trail to put it on when I return.

Dropped Off 05/07/2016 rogerWillko placed it in I Geo-Dog Dare You - Rock Face #1 Hawaii - .62 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 05/07/2016 rogerWillko retrieved it from I GeoDog Dare You - Guava Patch -- Wai`anae Hawaii   Visit Log

Got it no worries, dropped it off at GC1TW8M. Thanks. Still in excellent condition. Sorry if I did this wrong. Noob in full effect.

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