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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Spur Small Wood

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Released:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Lan&Sen28.

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; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item

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Spur is 19 miles south of Dickens, southern Dickens County.  The name is from the Spur Ranch, which formerly included the townsite.  EP Swenson purchased the Spur Ranch in 1907 and began subdividing the land for sale to settlers.  CA Jones, then manager of the Spur interest, played the leading role in persuading Daniel Willard, head of the Burlington Railroad, to route a proposed railway line northwest from Stamford through the future site of Spur.  In 1909, the first train of the Stamford and Northwestern passed through the new depot at Spur as the town was opened.  Over 600 lots had been sold. The first business in town was the WS Campbell Mortuary and Furniture Store, which started operation ten days after the town opened. 

The town was incorporated in 1911. The Spur school district grew from a one-room schoolhouse, which started in 1909.  By the mid-1980s the school district comprised nearly half the county.  Despite the fact that Spur has been steadily losing businesses since reporting a high of 110 in 1940, the town remains the central shipping point in Dickens County for cotton, wheat, and cattle.  In 1980 Spur had forty-seven businesses, including a bank, a newspaper, and a library.  Spur had a population of 1,747 in 1970 but has steadily declined to 1,088 in 2000.  It remains the largest town in the county, despite not being the county seat.  There are some stately old, abandoned buildings in the downtown area

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Tracking History (591.9mi) View Map

Discovered It 5/10/2015 LuLu1956 discovered it   Visit Log

Second one if have seen of yours. Love them!

Retrieve It from a Cache 4/11/2015 Lan&Sen28 retrieved it from 84 Post NW (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

Neat little bug. Enjoyed the history. Will move forward

Dropped Off 3/26/2015 shellbadger placed it in 84 Post NW (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 5 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/26/2015 shellbadger took it to 399 Post NW (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas   Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 3/26/2015 shellbadger retrieved it from 399 Post NW (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

dropped in wrong cache

Dropped Off 3/26/2015 shellbadger placed it in 399 Post NW (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 14.39 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/26/2015 shellbadger took it to 207 Post SW (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 6.25 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/26/2015 shellbadger took it to 84 Post SE (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 7.68 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/26/2015 shellbadger took it to 380 Post W (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 9.74 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/26/2015 shellbadger took it to 380 Post E (Garza Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 9.15 miles  Visit Log
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