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Travel Bug Dog Tag Snow-Rochester TB

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Monday, 12 January 2015
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.

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 series of “snow” travel bugs each commemorates a cold US city.  I am not sure how one determines the coldest US cities in the winter.  Does one rank the record lows, lowest monthly averages or lowest winter averages?   Many of the cities would appear on all three lists.  Rather than try to assign a ranking, I will simply include some cities or hamlets from each of the criteria.  Regardless of ranking, we have to  acknowledge that all of the locations identified in this series are really, really cold places in winter.

Rochester, Minnesota,  is the county seat of Olmsted County.  Located on the Zumbro River's south fork, the city has a population of 106,769.  The city developed as a stagecoach stop between Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Dubuque, Iowa.  When the railroad arrived in the 1860s, it brought new residents and business opportunities.  In 1863, Dr. William W. Mayo arrived as the examining surgeon for draftees in the Civil War.  In 1883, a tornado demolished much of Rochester, leaving 37 dead and about 200 injured. There was no medical facility at the time, so Mayo and his two sons worked together to care for the wounded.  Donations of $60,000 were collected and St. Marys Hospital opened in 1889. The Mayo practice grew and is today among the largest and most well-respected medical facilities in the world.

Rochester sees on average 30 inches of rainfall and 48 inches of snowfall per year.  Significant snow accumulation is common during the winter months. It is not uncommon to see some snowfall during the early months of spring and the later months of fall.  The average winter low temperature is -16 F while the record low is -41 F.

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Tracking History (9693.8mi) View Map

Mark Missing 10/28/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 10/15/2016 corrin22 placed it in Leaning Tower Michigan - 10.99 miles  Visit Log

Get me of Jackson

Retrieve It from a Cache 09/18/2016 corrin22 retrieved it from GeoPig's Bug Spa 2 Michigan   Visit Log

i will be sending it off next weekend thank u so much

Discovered It 09/07/2016 littlebearries discovered it   Visit Log

Saw it in Geopics TB hotel!

Dropped Off 08/26/2016 geopigs placed it in GeoPig's Bug Spa 2 Michigan - 3.07 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/05/2016 geopigs retrieved it from MISplaced Michigan   Visit Log

We're taking Snow-Rochester TB home to meet GeoPig.

  • Snow-Rochester TB & GeoPig
Dropped Off 07/05/2016 Wing It placed it in MISplaced Michigan - 49.67 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/29/2016 Wing It retrieved it from The I 275/ M14/ I 96 Detroit's Rough TB Prison !! Michigan   Visit Log

Will move along soon.

Dropped Off 04/25/2016 Smokey48 placed it in The I 275/ M14/ I 96 Detroit's Rough TB Prison !! Michigan - 359.65 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/23/2016 Smokey48 took it to East Bound I-70 1st Stop Illinois - .15 miles  Visit Log
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