Love Bug-Happy Acrylic Red Glitter
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Texas, United States
This is not collectible.
Use TB61TR7 to reference this item.
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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. They are named either for the places of their origin or for Texas Panhandle-South Plains towns with interesting names or histories.
Happy is a town in Randall and Swisher counties. The name comes from Happy Draw--a watercourse discovered and named by thirsty cowboys. Hugh Currie is credited with establishing the town's post office near Happy Draw in 1891. It was also the site of a stage horse-changing station. In 1906 the Santa Fe Railroad extended its line south from Canyon and bypassed Happy. Promoters laid out a town by the tracks two miles to the west, and their efforts attracted settlers from the Midwest. The town name followed the people. The newspaper was the Happy News. In 1940 the town reported a population of 576, and two grain elevators constituted the skyline. In 1984 Happy had a population of 674 and twenty-seven businesses, most of them related to farming. The number of businesses dropped to fourteen and the residents to 588 by 1990. In 2000 the population had increased to 647, and there were forty-eight businesses in the town. There used to be a sign on the edge of town that Happy was "The Town Without a Frown."
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