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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Okra Gray Stone Donut TB

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Released:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Juliette_s.

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

grayblackwhitestonedonut

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.

Okra, in south central Eastland County, was named for the vegetable.  Settlement began in 1880 on lands made available by the Texas and Pacific Railway.  The post office was established in 1899, and a gin was built a year later.  The population was fifty in 1914, forty in 1940, and twenty in 1980 through 2000.  Tiny Okra has both "city limits" signs are on the same post.

By the 1920s the town had a cotton gin, a public school and teacherage, two churches, and a number of stores and businesses.  During Prohibition, the countryside along the Colorado River south of Whon was a popular hideout for bootleggers.   As small-scale cotton farming in the area decreased, the community began to decline.  In 1940 Whon had a store, a post office, and sixty people; by 1949 the population had dropped to thirty.  The post office, which had become a unique drive-in facility in 1961, was still operating in the 1980s.  At one time Whon was thought to be at the exact center of the state, until a surveyor's error of ten miles was discovered.  Through 2000 the population was still reported at fifteen.

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Tracking History (7051.5mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 4/22/2016 Juliette_s grabbed it   Visit Log

Found it in Bucharest, Romania, and I will take it in Milan, Italy🌹

Dropped Off 4/17/2016 Kankui placed it in Hard Rock Romania - 4.69 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/17/2016 Kankui took it to Nobody Home Romania - 4.48 miles  Visit Log
Write note 4/17/2016 Kankui posted a note for it   Visit Log

Found a great home for this TB! You actually have to ASK for the geocache at the Hard Rock Cafe in Bucharest, Romania!

It's been fun. Hope you enjoyed watching move from cache to cache.

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Write note 4/17/2016 Kankui posted a note for it   Visit Log

Found a great home for this TB! You actually have to ASK for the geocache at the Hard Rock Cafe in Bucharest, Romania!

It's been fun. Hope you enjoyed watching move from cache to cache.

Visited 4/13/2016 Kankui took it to 12-12-12 S4-2 New Times Market Romania - 4.74 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/8/2016 Kankui took it to The Hobo Cache Romania - 5.4 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/7/2016 Kankui took it to Insula Pescarilor (Fishermen's Island) Romania - 4.84 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/6/2016 Kankui took it to 5 Cutii pentru Generatia 2000 Romania - .19 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/2/2016 Kankui took it to 5 Cutii pentru Generatia 2000 - Clubul de lectura Romania - .77 miles  Visit Log
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