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Travel Bug Dog Tag Metal-Leoti Gray Flat Flower TB

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Released:
Tuesday, 08 May 2018
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Die Ratzen.

This is not collectible.

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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.

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About This Item

While I have lived in Texas for nearly 50 years, I was born and grew to an adult in Kansas.  When I tell someone of my origins, they almost always respond in one of two ways:  “I have been there but I don’t remember much about it” or “that 400 mile drive across the state on Interstate 70 is really boring.”  There is more to the state than that.  The wheat grown there feeds the world, and the people are nice, but I will focus on the sometimes lawless history of the state.

Kansas achieved statehood in 1861, but it was far from civilized.  From 1850 until 1900 the region was a frontier, and at the center of important events in US history:  there was the westward movement of pioneers from Europe and the eastern US and the subsequent conflicts with Native Americans; the Santa Fe Trail crossed the state and the Pony Express and the Oregon Trail passed through a corner; there was a border war because Kansas was a free state and a center of the abolitionist movement, whereas neighboring Missouri was a slave state; and finally the several new railroads were extending westward into hostile territory and furthermore some of the railheads were the destinations of cattle drives from Texas.  Each trackable in this series of metal travel bugs is named for towns with interesting histories (at least to me), some of which have connections to my youth. Leoti is the largest town in the next county to the west of where I grew up. The competition between our high schools was fierce.

Leoti was founded in 1885 by a company of men from Garden City, Kansas. Two years later, in 1887, it was involved in the bloodiest county seat fight in the history of the American West. The shoot-out was on February 27, 1887, when men (some would say hired gunmen) from Leoti, went to the neighboring, rival town of Coronado. The encounter left several people dead and wounded. A small town called Farmer City which was located between Coronado and Leoti, was hoped by some to become the county seat, which would end the fighting, but reason was also a casualty. Leoti later won the right to become the county seat and now the two other townsites are mainly farmland.

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Tracking History (6217.5mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/01/2019 Die Ratzen retrieved it from Wochenendsiedlung Bayern, Germany   Visit Log

Weiter geht’s!

Dropped Off 04/25/2019 Frank.e placed it in Wochenendsiedlung Bayern, Germany - 11.89 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Bärlauch 🌱 🌱 Bayern, Germany - 1.88 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Wasserspielplatz Bayern, Germany - .36 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Am Marbach 2 Bayern, Germany - .1 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Am Marbach 3 Bayern, Germany - .17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Am Marbach 4 Bayern, Germany - .69 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Am Marbach 6 Bayern, Germany - .76 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Radweg Bad Kissingen - Albertshausen Bayern, Germany - 1.62 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/18/2019 Frank.e took it to Wetterschutzhütte bei Albertshausen Bayern, Germany - 1.32 miles  Visit Log
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