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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Tarzan Pale Green Stone Square TB

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Wednesday, 05 February 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 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


While the TB owner lives on the Southern High Plains in the Panhandle of northwest Texas, he has spent considerable time in what many Texans would call Far West Texas.  It remains a favorite part of the state.  Much of it is the Chihuahuan Desert.  In the desert are remotes outposts of civilization and even mountains that rise high enough to harbor junipers and pines.  This travel bug commemorates a favorite place in the region, partly because the history and partly because of memories.

Tarzan is on State Highway 176 in central Martin County. Tant Lindsay built a store which, along with the school, formed the center of the community. In 1927 Lindsay submitted a list of possible town names to the post office department that included the name of the popular comic strip character.  Postal officials chose Tarzan and made Lindsay the first postmaster. There's no telling how many names had been submitted and rejected.

The turning point for the town came around 1938, when it was learned that a highway was to be built from Big Spring to Andrews and would pass through Tarzan.  JT Glaze promptly built a combination grocery and gas station.  The discovery of oil in Martin County in the 1950s led to the establishment of the Tarzan Hot Oil Company; oil production remains a major industry, and oil wells dot the surrounding area. From 1980 through 2000 approximately eighty people lived in Tarzan.

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Tracking History (7769.8mi) View Map

Mark Missing 05/31/2018 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 05/31/2018 bobfeeley posted a note for it   Visit Log

Not here.

Dropped Off 03/31/2018 jtsimmons placed it in Billy Goat Gruff Arkansas - 226.05 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/30/2018 jtsimmons took it to A Film Can Cache Arkansas - 4.69 miles  Visit Log

A little too crowded to leave

Visited 03/18/2018 jtsimmons took it to Whispering Pines Arkansas - 85.01 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/17/2018 jtsimmons retrieved it from Where Eagles Dare Arkansas   Visit Log

Planning to take it to central Arkansas next.

Dropped Off 03/15/2018 jeffemoschel placed it in Where Eagles Dare Arkansas - 57.4 miles  Visit Log

Drop off for this one, that I’ve held on for too long. Be Free!

Visited 03/12/2018 jeffemoschel took it to Lake Catherine State Park Trailhead Arkansas - 230.14 miles  Visit Log


Visited 05/27/2016 jeffemoschel took it to Two Towers of Power Texas - 37.45 miles  Visit Log

Visited Two Towers of Power (GC3M8CC)

Visited 01/02/2016 jeffemoschel took it to Spooky tree Texas - 593.14 miles  Visit Log


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