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Travel Bug Dog Tag Canada-Trois-Rivières Red TB

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Sunday, 26 February 2017
Texas, United States
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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, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Photos of the travel bug 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.

Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie administrative region of Quebec, Canada, located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers, on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from the city of Bécancour. It is part of the densely populated Quebec City–Windsor Corridor and is approximately halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. Trois-Rivières is the economic and cultural hub of the Mauricie region. The settlement was founded on July 4, 1634, the second permanent in New France, after Quebec City in 1608.

The city's name, which is French for three rivers, is named for the fact that the Saint-Maurice River, which is divided by two small islands at the river's opening, has three mouths at the Saint Lawrence River. Traditionally, Trois-Rivières was referred to in English as Three Rivers, although in more recent decades it has been referred to as Trois-Rivières in both English and French. The anglicized name still appears in many areas of the town (e.g., the city's Three Rivers Academy), bearing witness to the influence of English settlers in the town. The city's inhabitants are known as "Trifluviens" (Trifluvians).

The area that would later become known as Trois-Rivières was frequented by Algonquins and Abenakis, who used it as a summer stopping place. The French explorer Jacques Cartier described the site while on his second journey to the New World in 1535. The name "Trois-Rivières", however, was given only in 1599, by Captain Dupont-Gravé, and first appeared on maps of the area in 1601.

In 1603, while surveying the Saint-Lawrence River, Samuel de Champlain recommended establishing a permanent settlement in the area, which was finally done on July 4, 1634, by the Sieur of Laviolette. Additional inhabitants of the original city of Trois-Rivières include: Quentin Moral, Sieur de St. Quentin; Pierre Boucher, Jacques Le Neuf, Jean Godefroy de Lintot, Michel Le Neuf du Hérisson, François Hertel, François Marguerie, René Robineau, and Jean Sauvaget. The city was the second to be founded in New France (after Quebec City, before Montreal) and – thanks to its strategic location – played an important role in the colony and in the fur trade. The settlement became the seat of a regional government in 1665. Ursuline nuns first arrived at the settlement in 1697, establishing the first school and helping local missionaries to Christianize the local Aboriginals and Métis.

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Tracking History (9334.1mi) View Map

Mark Missing 11/20/2018 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 04/28/2018 MichaelBear placed it in DER CACHE III Washington - 107.87 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/14/2018 MichaelBear retrieved it from In Remembrance of The Riddler Washington   Visit Log

First Trackable for us! How fun!

Dropped Off 03/31/2018 noncentric placed it in In Remembrance of The Riddler Washington - 58.42 miles  Visit Log

Put this into a non-premium, but certainly not urban, cache near Deception Pass in WA-USA. Hope it gets moved along soon.

  • Seeing the views at Deception Pass and Goose Rock
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/28/2018 noncentric retrieved it from An Intro To Travel Bugs Washington   Visit Log

Picked this up from a newly published trackable hotel in West Seattle. Will move it along to a cache that matches its specifications.

Discovered It 03/25/2018 Mol Ecule discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Discovered in a new TB hotel in Schmitz Park, Seattle.

Dropped Off 03/23/2018 TaylorandAshley placed it in An Intro To Travel Bugs Washington - 981.27 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 02/05/2018 TaylorandAshley retrieved it from Howard Blake Memorial T.B. Hospital California   Visit Log

Taking this little guy up to Washington, close to Canada!

Discovered It 01/17/2018 VinnySol discovered it California   Visit Log

Discovered it at the Geocoinfest 2017... Welcome Aboard! mega event. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 10/20/2017 Ungust discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered this one at the Blake Memorial T.B. Hospital.

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