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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Spade Wood

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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; this prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S. 

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About This Item


This is one of a series of heart-shaped items obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs. They are named either for the places of their origin or for Texas Panhandle-South Plains towns with interesting names or histories.

Spade is in southeast Lamb County.  It was named for its location on the Spade Ranch.  J. Frank Norfleet, ranch foreman, married and brought his wife to headquarters near the present townsite in 1894. The townsite was developed in 1924 when farmers began settling on former ranchland. A store, built in 1931 by Roy Hicks, became the nucleus of the community. A gin was also built in 1931, and a post office was secured in 1935. In 1940 Spade had two churches, six businesses, and 200 people. Businesses in 1968 included stores, gas stations, four gins, two garages, two cafes, a hardware store, and a grain elevator.  In 1980 and 1990 the town had a population of 174 and several businesses. The population dropped to 100 in 2000. The former ranch headquarters is a historic attraction.

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Tracking History (17565.6mi) View Map

Mark Missing 7/8/2018 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Write note 7/6/2018 mm&i posted a note for it   Visit Log

It didn't seem to be inside of the designated cache today.

Discovered It 5/12/2018 RustyRose discovered it New Hampshire   Visit Log

Discovered in Elmer's Travel Bug Hotel, thanks for sharing from Massachusetts.

Discovered It 5/12/2018 Scout338 discovered it New Hampshire   Visit Log

Discovered In Elmer's Travel Bug Hotel in New Hampshire.

Discovered It 7/12/2017 ChefVedder discovered it   Visit Log

safe and sound
In Elmer's Travel Bug Hotel

Dropped Off 6/4/2017 Hikers2 placed it in Elmer's Travel Bug Hotel New Hampshire - 79.9 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 6/4/2017 Hikers2 retrieved it from The Breakfast Club - June 2017 (**WINDHAM**) New Hampshire   Visit Log

Hand delivered to us from our best geocaching friends, ~Bailey~ . Will move it along soon.

Dropped Off 6/4/2017 ~Bailey~ placed it in The Breakfast Club - June 2017 (**WINDHAM**) New Hampshire - 798.87 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 5/27/2017 ~Bailey~ retrieved it from GeoWoodstock XV North Carolina   Visit Log

Looked better then most of the coins that were being dropped off so we took it back. Headed back to New England.

Discovered It 5/27/2017 brassrose discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it. Thank you for sharing.

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