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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Pyote Blue White Black Glass Circle TB

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Texas, United States
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In the hands of Kindler.

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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 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 Texas towns with interesting names or histories.

Originally called Pyote Tank, the former community is on IH 20 in central Ward County.  In 1881, before the Texas and Pacific Railway laid its tracks through the area, the company opened a telegraph office at Pyote Tank. The name for the town has been credited to the Chinese railroad workers' pronunciation of coyote.  Other sources indicate it was named for the peyote cacti common to the region. 

In 1926 oil was discovered in Hendrick oilfield in nearby Winkler County.  By 1928 Pyote became the trading and shipping center for area oil activity, and its population soared to 3,500.  Thirty-one rooming houses and hotels were quickly built.  The boom ended in the 1930s when the railroad built a spur to Monahans, eliminating Pyote from oilfield shipping. In 1931 Pyote declined to a population of 1,097.  By 1941 the population was reported as 201.  In the 1980s it had a population near 400.

In 1942 Pyote Air Force Station was constructed at Pyote on land owned by the University of Texas;  it was used for bomber training.  After World War II more than 4,000 bombers and fighter planes were sent to the Pyote base for melting into scrap metal.  Among those stored there were the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb, and Swoose, General MacArthur's plane. However, those two famous planes were rescued from destruction by the Smithsonian Institution. 

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Tracking History (15088.4mi) View Map

Discovered It 07/08/2018 umop3plsdn discovered it   Visit Log

Checked it out from my buddies inventory.

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/29/2018 Kindler retrieved it from 222 (Route 222, that is) Maine   Visit Log

I didn't actually retrieve it from 222 I found it at GC1P2Z8 today. I am happy to move it along. There was no bag. I will be providing one.

Dropped Off 10/04/2017 Rigjunkie placed it in 222 (Route 222, that is) Maine - 2,970.83 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 09/10/2017 Rigjunkie retrieved it from # 18 Daenerys Targaryen West Midlands, United Kingdom   Visit Log

This one will be returning to the USA very soon.

Dropped Off 09/10/2017 Seeking Steve placed it in # 18 Daenerys Targaryen West Midlands, United Kingdom - .42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2017 Seeking Steve took it to # 14 House Baratheon West Midlands, United Kingdom - 1.19 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2017 Seeking Steve took it to Church Micro 11096...Chebsey West Midlands, United Kingdom - 15.75 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2017 Seeking Steve took it to Flush It West Midlands, United Kingdom - 62.86 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/27/2017 Seeking Steve took it to Old Ent Southern England, United Kingdom - 13.2 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/27/2017 Seeking Steve took it to #1 Longcot Loop - The First Micro Southern England, United Kingdom - 10.15 miles  Visit Log
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