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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Bug Tussel Large Pink Wood TB

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Monday, 02 March 2015
Texas, United States
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In the hands of mtncougar&possim.

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

Travel bug photos in the logs are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


This is one of a series of large beads obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs.  They are named for Texas towns with interesting names or histories.

Bug Tussle is ten miles south of Honey Grove and five miles north of Ladonia in southeastern Fannin County.   The community was initially called Truss, after John Truss, who settled there.  It was founded in the 1890s.  Later the town's name was changed to Bug Tussle, for which there are at least three explanations.  The most popular is that the name commemorated an invasion of bugs that spoiled a church ice cream social.  A variation on this anecdote suggests that the relatively isolated spot, long popular as a site of Sunday school picnics, offered little else for picnickers to do after they ate than watch the bugs tussle.  A third story tells of an argument between two old-time residents who wanted to change the name of the town.  Their attention was diverted by the spectacle of two tumblebugs fighting. "Look at those bugs tussle," one reportedly remarked, thus settling the argument and rechristening the town.  

More than seventy Bug Tussle highway signs have been stolen over the years, and for a time it was fashionable for couples to come there to be married, just so that they could say they had been wed in Bug Tussle.  Bug Tussle reported only six residents by 1962, but experienced a brief renaissance when the David Graham Hall foundation took a fifteen-year lease on the downtown area in order to restore it. From 1966 to the mid-1980s the renovated town, sometimes called West Bug Tussle, had a population of thirty and capitalized on its unusual name by producing a number of souvenir items under the "Made in Bug Tussle, Texas" logo. In 1990 its population was reported as fifteen.

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Tracking History (5728.1mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/05/2017 mtncougar&possim retrieved it from Celebrating 500 West Virginia   Visit Log

Retrieved in a cache on our 2 year anniversary trip. Will drop soon!

Dropped Off 07/13/2017 RCLPARIS1980 placed it in Celebrating 500 West Virginia - 56.27 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/04/2017 RCLPARIS1980 retrieved it from Top of the Hill West Virginia   Visit Log

I travel a lot for my job ! I'll get this into a premium cache as soon as possible to get some miles on it ! Thanks

Dropped Off 06/05/2017 Matias09 placed it in Top of the Hill West Virginia - 38.71 miles  Visit Log

Travel the world

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/29/2017 Matias09 retrieved it from Search of the Century (100 years of Girl Scouts) Pennsylvania   Visit Log

Lookie out for this one!

Dropped Off 05/09/2017 Irene991 placed it in Search of the Century (100 years of Girl Scouts) Pennsylvania - 8.99 miles  Visit Log

Thought this was a good rural place to drop this one.

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/08/2017 Irene991 retrieved it from morganza reform school was here Pennsylvania   Visit Log

I can help this move along.

Dropped Off 03/26/2017 cory.a.burbrink placed it in morganza reform school was here Pennsylvania - 1.02 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/26/2017 cory.a.burbrink took it to School Project Gone Bad Pennsylvania - 33.44 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/25/2017 cory.a.burbrink took it to No Muggles here West Virginia - 182.76 miles  Visit Log
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