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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Weeping Mary Green Stone Triangle TB

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Wednesday, 16 December 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; 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.

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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.

Weeping Mary is in southern Cherokee County.  The community was probably first settled soon after the Civil War by freed slaves from neighboring plantations.  It is said to have been named for Mary Magdalene's weeping at the tomb of Jesus.  Alternately, variations of a local legend state that a black woman named Mary wept from the devastating loss of her land to a white man or that the woman, after making a pact with the area's freedmen that no one would sell their land to the white settlers, wept over the loss of the community when that promise was broken.  

Residents established a Baptist church.  A local school for black children was operation by 1896, when it had enrollment of forty.  In the 1930s Weeping Mary had a school and a few houses. The school was closed around the time of World War II, but in 1990 a church and a few scattered houses still remained in the area. The population was forty in 2000.

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Tracking History (2842.6mi) View Map

Mark Missing 11/27/2018 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 10/15/2017 jaylous1 placed it in Honeycutt Peacock Texas - 26.31 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/15/2017 jaylous1 took it to BPTX 13: Cotton Keeper Texas - 20.98 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/15/2017 jaylous1 took it to Giddings Cemetery Cache #3 Texas - 18.88 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/15/2017 jaylous1 took it to Numbered with the Dead #17 - McDade Cemetery Texas - 406.37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/06/2017 jaylous1 took it to Heaven and EARTH Texas - 56.08 miles  Visit Log
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Retrieve It from a Cache 10/06/2017 jaylous1 retrieved it from TB'S Puzzle Cache Texas   Visit Log

I have never heard of this community. thanks for the history

Discovered It 08/30/2017 popsandmimi discovered it   Visit Log

Saw this one in a brand new cache - Lubbock, Texas

Dropped Off 08/26/2017 Espy Seay placed it in TB'S Puzzle Cache Texas - 68.56 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 08/24/2017 Espy Seay retrieved it from 84 Dermott NW (Scurry Co, p 42 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

Will move it on.

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