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Travel Bug Dog Tag Canada-Calgary TB

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Texas, United States
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Current GOAL

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 wooden maple leaf recalls the maple leaf on the national flag of Canada.  Most people people living in the United States couldn’t name many cities in Canada, unless they live in the northern tier of states or Alaska.  This series of “Canada” travel bugs brings attention to the largest metropolitan areas in that country. 

Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta.  It has the third largest metropolitan population in Canada.  It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 50 mi east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.  As of the 2011 census, metropolitan population of 1,214,839, making it the largest city in Alberta, and the third-largest municipality and fifth-largest metropolitan area in Canada.  The economy of Calgary includes Energy, Financial Services, Film and TV, Transportation and Logistics, Technology, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Health and Wellness, Retail, and Tourism sectors.   In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games. 

The Calgary area was inhabited by pre-Clovis people whose presence has been traced back at least 11,000 years.   Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area was inhabited by the Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan and the Tsuu T'ina First Nations peoples, all of which were part of the Blackfoot Confederacy.  In 1787, cartographer David Thompson spent the winter with a band of Peigan encamped along the Bow River.  He was a Hudson's Bay Company trader and the first recorded European to visit the area.   Originally named Fort Brisebois, after NWMP officer Éphrem-A. Brisebois, it was renamed Fort Calgary in 1876.  It was named after Calgary on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.  While there is some disagreement on the naming of the town, the museum on the Isle of Mull explains that kald and gart are similar Old Norse words, meaning "cold" and "garden", that were likely used when named by the Vikings who inhabited the Inner Hebrides.  Alternatively, the name might come from the Gaelic, Cala ghearraidh, meaning 'beach of the meadow (pasture)'.

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Tracking History (6724.2mi) View Map

Dropped Off 03/02/2017 Sageboy01 placed it in Light's Out! Tennessee - 14.53 miles  Visit Log

Help this one travel!!

Retrieve It from a Cache 02/20/2017 Sageboy01 retrieved it from LPS001 Tennessee   Visit Log

I shall send this one out very soon. Until then it's in good hands.

Dropped Off 02/06/2017 BuniBear65 placed it in LPS001 Tennessee - 110.76 miles  Visit Log

Dropping in TN oldest cache!!! Has visited MS n Memphis!

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Write note 01/21/2017 BuniBear65 posted a note for it   Visit Log

Grabbing from this birdhouse! Will log it right when I remember how. Lol! Also will move along. Can place in Tennessee, on the coast of MS, AL, or in Louisiana! Maybe even Pensacola, FL!

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/20/2017 BuniBear65 retrieved it from I-55 & HWY 82 travelbug bed & breakfast Mississippi   Visit Log

Only bug not the B&B! Took it, will travel w/ it and drop it off in another rural cache ASAP! On to Memphis for now, Mapleleaf! Trying to figure out how to add a picture but....

Dropped Off 12/18/2016 Cachin Commander placed it in I-55 & HWY 82 travelbug bed & breakfast Mississippi - 70.28 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/18/2016 Cachin Commander took it to D.V.M. TB Hotel Mississippi - 49.24 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/18/2016 Cachin Commander retrieved it from There's No Place like Home Arkansas   Visit Log


Dropped Off 12/10/2016 HogfanCannons placed it in There's No Place like Home Arkansas - 307.36 miles  Visit Log

This travel bug has been dropped in Monticello, AR! It is sure to be moved from this locale to a new and exciting cache! We enjoyed reading about Canada and I enjoyed visiting there as a kid!!!

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Retrieve It from a Cache 12/09/2016 HogfanCannons retrieved it from International Trackables Exchange At D/FW Airport Texas   Visit Log

Can't wait to bring this travel bug to another cache with the fam, my son adored this little maple leaf right away!!!

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