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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Tarzan Gold Floral Glass Donut TB

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Released:
Friday, 03 March 2017
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of siebenstern7.

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, 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 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 texasescapes.com.

Tarzan is on State Highway 176 in central Martin County. Tant Lindsay built a store which, along with the school, formed the center of the community. In 1927 Lindsay submitted a list of possible town names to the post office department that included the name of the popular comic strip character.  Postal officials chose Tarzan and made Lindsay the first postmaster. There's no telling how many names had been submitted and rejected.

The turning point for the town came around 1938, when it was learned that a highway was to be built from Big Spring to Andrews and would pass through Tarzan.  JT Glaze promptly built a combination grocery and gas station.  The discovery of oil in Martin County in the 1950s led to the establishment of the Tarzan Hot Oil Company; oil production remains a major industry, and oil wells dot the surrounding area. From 1980 through 2000 approximately eighty people lived in Tarzan.

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Tracking History (20308.6mi) View Map

Visited 05/25/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Ach hier bin ich also (Reloaded) Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 3.42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/24/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Wo ist die Cottenburg Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 5.66 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/23/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Der freundliche Baum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 3.09 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/22/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Mau(r)erwerk Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 7.68 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/21/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Park Werne 2 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 9.28 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/20/2019 siebenstern7 took it to AliBaba und 4 der 40 Räuber 04 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 10.34 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/19/2019 siebenstern7 took it to LA - Am Bahnhof Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 9.91 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/18/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Waldstadion Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 10.74 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/17/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Weg nach Kruckel Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 9.93 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/16/2019 siebenstern7 took it to Geschüttelt nicht Gerührt Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 6.03 miles  Visit Log
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