Travel Bug Dog Tag State Flag of Wisconsin TB02

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Released:
Monday, April 27, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of friesi02.

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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.

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About This Item

flagWisconsin

Patch of the State Flag of Wisconsin. During America's Civil War, Wisconsin troops were requesting a flag to carry, but the state didn't have one. Subsequently, the legislature formed a committee, and charged them with the development of "a proper state flag." That action resulted in the adoption of Wisconsin's official flag in 1863. In 1913, the flag was changed, specifying a dark blue background with the state coat of arms centered. The great seal of Wisconsin, created in 1851, features the state coat of arms. The banner above the shield has Wisconsin's state motto: "Forward." Directly below this is a badger (the state animal). Supporting the shield are a sailor and a miner (the two most important industries of the state at the time it was founded). On the shield itself are displayed a plough to represent the farmers and agriculture of Wisconsin, a pick and shovel as a symbol of the early lead mining industry, galena ore (lead sulfide) is the state mineral of Wisconsin, an arm and hammer to represent Wisconsin's artisans and laborers, an anchor as a symbol for the sailing and shipping industry. The center of the shield is the United States shield with the motto E Pluribus Unum. Below the shield are a cornucopia (a symbol for the plenty of the state), bars of lead to represent Wisconsin's mineral wealth, and 13 stars which symbolize the thirteen original states. The coat of arms also appears on both sides of the Wisconsin state flag. The flag remained unchanged until 1980, when the legislature was asked to change the flag so it would appear more distinctive, and be easier to recognize. They added the word "Wisconsin" and the statehood date in "1848" in white letters, centered below the coat of arms.

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Tracking History (26095mi) View Map

Visited 8/13/2017 friesi02 took it to O.W.R. #07 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - .3 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/13/2017 friesi02 took it to O.W.R. #09 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 8.55 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/13/2017 friesi02 took it to Back to Bohmstedt Haaks Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 25.97 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 8/13/2017 friesi02 retrieved it from Piratenfalle Schleswig-Holstein, Germany   Visit Log

Der reist ein Stückchen mit mir.

Discovered It 8/13/2017 ClauTom discovered it   Visit Log

Im Final von Piratenfalle gesehen.
Today I saw it in Piratenfalle. Thanks for sharing and a good journey.

Dropped Off 8/10/2017 KÖLNerSchatzpiRATHen placed it in Piratenfalle Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - .58 miles  Visit Log

Gute Reise

Visited 8/10/2017 KÖLNerSchatzpiRATHen took it to Trimm Dich 130 (LP?) Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - .58 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/10/2017 KÖLNerSchatzpiRATHen took it to Piratenfalle Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - .9 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/9/2017 KÖLNerSchatzpiRATHen took it to Südstrand Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 21.35 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/9/2017 KÖLNerSchatzpiRATHen took it to #3: Marktplatz Husum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 17.98 miles  Visit Log
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