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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Chickenfeather Brown Black Acrylic Triangles TB

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Sunday, 12 June 2016
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of sweet-marie.

This is not collectible.

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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, preserves the tracking 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 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.  Much of the text is from the online Handbook of Texas or

New Hope, which would later become Chickenfeather, began as a community around 1901 when C.B. and Bonnie McLemore donated land for the New Hope Community School and a church.  According to a pioneer of the community, the name derives from the misadventure  of a group of young boys who decided to go hunting one autumn night around 1910.  They failed to bag any game so they swiped a couple of chickens from a farmer, built a fire behind New Hope Church, then roasted and ate the birds.  To hide the evidence of their theft, they tossed the feathers and viscera into a well where churchgoers and schoolchildren drew their water each day.  Contaminated with the chickens’ remains, the well had to be cleaned out and salted to restore the water to drinkable quality.  Thereafter, New Hope was better known as Chickenfeather.  Today, the rolling hills around the former Chickenfeather community have been smoothed away by giant lignite mining scoops.  Little remains from the community’s existence except for Chickenfeather Road which once passed through the town.

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Tracking History (9933.6mi) View Map

Visited 05/18/2019 sweet-marie took it to Blundell Tree Cache British Columbia, Canada - 44.37 miles  Visit Log

Visited 05/11/2019 sweet-marie took it to Fraser Valley Cache Bash Wrapup Picnic - FVCB2 British Columbia, Canada - 32.65 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/10/2019 sweet-marie took it to Special Delivery: A TB Swap Event British Columbia, Canada - 30.23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/07/2019 sweet-marie took it to 358 Stairs to Paradise! 😇 British Columbia, Canada - 13.82 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/03/2019 sweet-marie took it to Bookworm British Columbia, Canada - 111.96 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/29/2019 sweet-marie took it to Cryptex at Lac Le Jeune British Columbia, Canada - 27.44 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/29/2019 sweet-marie retrieved it from Is it a bird? Is it a plane? British Columbia, Canada   Visit Log

Will move it along soon

Discovered It 04/29/2019 kimmik discovered it British Columbia, Canada   Visit Log

Met up with CCC. how fun. Tftc

Dropped Off 02/02/2019 LiaG placed it in Is it a bird? Is it a plane? British Columbia, Canada - .55 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/02/2019 LiaG took it to CHIROPTERA British Columbia, Canada - 229.98 miles  Visit Log
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