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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Dime Box Gold Green White Glass Teardrop TB

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Thursday, 17 July 2014
Texas, United States
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In Clyde Pond

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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, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


This is one of a series of large beads obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs.  They are named for Texas towns with interesting names or histories.

There's an Old and a New Dime Box. The name comes from the practice of leaving a dime in a box at Brown's Mill to get a letter delivered to Giddings. This was before a Federal Post Office opened in 1877.  Old Dime Box is the second oldest (Evergreen is the oldest) town in Lee County.  The PO opened under the name Brown's Mill or a variation thereof, and in short order a lot of mail was misdirected to Brownsville. The postal people were livid. They had a reputation for refusing names that could be confusing with existing post offices, but this one got right by them. Ordered to change the name, the townsfolk submitted Dime Box and it was accepted. 

In 1913, the Southern Pacific Railroad came within 3 miles of the town and almost everyone moved for the convenience this afforded.  Enough remained to retain the name and they decided to become Old and New.

"New Dime Box" opened the 1944 March of Dimes Campaign and the town was featured in Life magazine. The Postmaster General even showed up to be photographed on the front porch of the store with an oversized mailbox which was sent to the White House. Today an oversized vintage dime stands in a transparent case in downtown Dime Box.

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Discovered It 04/07/2019 4everlyn discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

discovered while Reynfamily was signing GCRX6F Texas 254 Challenge. Thank you for sharing!

Discovered It 10/13/2018 LuckyFeather discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

Discovered at Roundup! Thank you for sharing and happy travels!

Discovered It 10/13/2018 Manofsteel73 discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

Discovered while sign the Texas County Challenge log book. Thanks for sharing.

Discovered It 09/02/2018 unclerojelio discovered it Vermont   Visit Log


Discovered It 08/18/2018 GiGi and JoJo discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

I discovered this little bug in Austin, Texas on International Geocaching Day. Thanks for sharing!
GiGi and JoJo de Austin, Tejas

Discovered It 08/18/2018 TxHydro discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

Discovered it while signing the log for the TCC. Thank you for sharing!

Discovered It 08/18/2018 UTtoTX discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

Discovered at the Breakfast Event in Austin today. Thanks for sharing.

Discovered It 08/07/2018 txgo4fan discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

On a trek with Buddy598 to sign the log for the Texas County Challenge. Discovered your trackables in the container.

Thank you for sharing 😊

Life is not always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride 🚙

Hook ‘em Horns 🤘

Discovered It 08/06/2018 Rioteso discovered it Vermont   Visit Log

Bien beau !

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/03/2018 HopsonAndHops retrieved it from Panier 5 - Premier As - PIC - Disc Golf Québec, Canada   Visit Log

Moving this on to the next place. Most likely Maine

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