Bead-Granny's Neck Multifloral Glass Donut TB
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Texas, United States
In the hands of Qween_of_spoons.
This is not collectible.
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This travel bug was sent from the owner in Texas, USA, to a cacher in the UK, for release there. The owner prefers it remain in the UK, if possible. To extend longevity, please drop this item in a rural OR Premium Member Only cache. Please do not drop it in an urban cache. It may be taken to and traded at a caching event, but do not abandon it there. Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents tangling with other items.
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 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.
Granny's Neck, also known as Old Granny's Neck and Harper's Crossing, was in south central Delta County. The area was settled in 1846 by relatives of Randolph DeSpain, who had been killed with James Walker Fannin, Jr., at Goliad. DeSpain had been awarded the land for his service in war of Texas Independence. The claim was situated on both sides of a major thoroughfare for transporting cotton. Soon after settlement a bridge was built across the South Sulphur River on the highest ridge of land in the vicinity. The new bridge made the road an even more popular travel route. More settlers arrived, including Mary "Granny" Sinclair, matriarch of the Sinclair family. She raised goats on a neck of land that jutted into the river. The community was named for her. The Granny's Neck school, established after the Civil War, had one teacher and still enrolled thirty-two pupils in 1905.
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