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Travel Bug Dog Tag Canada-Oshawa TB

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Thursday, 19 March 2015
Texas, United States
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In the hands of Laminators.

This is not collectible.

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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. 

Oshawa, metro population 356,177,  is on the Lake Ontario shoreline.  The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "the crossing place" or just "(a)cross".

The automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of General Motors Company, known as General Motors Canada, has always been at the forefront of Oshawa's economy.  Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada's headquarters and major assembly plants are located in the city.

Historians believe that the area that would become Oshawa began as a transfer point for the fur trade. Beaver and other animals trapped for their pelts by local natives were traded with the Coureurs des bois (voyagers).  Furs were loaded onto canoes by the Mississauga Indians at the Oshawa harbour and transported to the trading posts located to the west at the mouth of the Credit River.  Around 1760, the French constructed a trading post near the harbour location; this was abandoned after a few years, but its ruins provided shelter for the first residents of what later became Oshawa.  

In the late 18th century a local resident, Roger Conant, started an export business shipping salmon to the United States. His success attracted further migration into the region.  A large number of the founding immigrants were United Empire Loyalists, who left the United States to live under British rule.

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Tracking History (7854.8mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 12/24/2016 Laminators retrieved it from Puddle to Piddle Wood 1 Southern England, United Kingdom   Visit Log

Out on a Christmas Eve Dog walk and Geocache with our good friends The Wicked Wards! Our very first Trackable item! I'll keep it nice and safe until we can relocate to a new an interesting location!

Dropped Off 11/23/2016 napkin7 placed it in Puddle to Piddle Wood 1 Southern England, United Kingdom - 93.36 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 11/06/2016 napkin7 retrieved it from Alphabet Chain – L is for ....... South West England, United Kingdom   Visit Log

Knew we were returning to Dorset so thought we would help it on its travels

Dropped Off 10/08/2016 alaskatim placed it in Alphabet Chain – L is for ....... South West England, United Kingdom - 4,455.19 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/21/2016 alaskatim retrieved it from Moscow Mule Alaska   Visit Log

My first travel bug from a nice hide in Chugach State Park. He looked pretty comfortable there, but seemed ready for a change in scenery. I will find him a new place to visit.

Dropped Off 05/25/2016 3EyedCrow placed it in Moscow Mule Alaska - 2.92 miles  Visit Log

I've had this beauty for too long....through Washington and beyond. Now to sit in the Chugach Forest and wait to be found!

Retrieve It from a Cache 12/28/2015 3EyedCrow retrieved it from Halloween Night Cache--Bad to the Bone! Alaska   Visit Log

Will continue to move along!

Dropped Off 11/08/2015 leftfootlarry placed it in Halloween Night Cache--Bad to the Bone! Alaska - 4.49 miles  Visit Log

New adventures await. Until then you'll have company at this cache! "Halloween Night Cache--Bad to the Bone!" Cache On!

Visited 10/18/2015 leftfootlarry took it to Filler UP Alaska - 10.85 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/22/2015 leftfootlarry retrieved it from Homesteader's Volcano Viewpoint Alaska   Visit Log

Will try to do my best to move along.

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