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

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Released:
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Phuryhr.

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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

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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 (7727.6mi) View Map

Discovered It 5/18/2017 fcbdos discovered it   Visit Log

Heute gesehen

Retrieve It from a Cache 5/18/2017 Phuryhr retrieved it from #04# Parcours des Chevaliers de Malte Languedoc-Roussillon, France   Visit Log

Der kommt mit

Dropped Off 4/29/2017 MaoM74 placed it in #04# Parcours des Chevaliers de Malte Languedoc-Roussillon, France - 227.95 miles  Visit Log

Après un tour dans les vignes, je dépose cet objet dans la première cache suffisamment grande pour l'accueillir. Je lui souhaite bon vent.

  • Vineyard in Saint Christol
  • In Saint-Christol
Retrieve It from a Cache 4/28/2017 MaoM74 retrieved it from #10# En Avent : J-15 Languedoc-Roussillon, France   Visit Log

I just got it and I'll go look for the perfect spot this afternoon in a wood not too far from the highway so it may have a chance to go further on its adventure.

Update : I did not find any suitable cache this afternoon for the object, but it had the opportunity to see a nice river, a vinyard and a castle. I think it had a good time in my pocket.
I'll try to find a new place for it tomorrow.

  • Sightseeing in the countryside Picture taken in Vendargues, with a view on the castle of Castries on the back.
  • Sightseeing in the countryside Picture taken in Vendargues, with a view on the castle of Castries on the back.
Dropped Off 4/13/2017 Vavitu placed it in #10# En Avent : J-15 Languedoc-Roussillon, France - 6.25 miles  Visit Log

De retour d'Auvergne le voici à Saint bres

Visited 4/12/2017 Vavitu took it to [LHAV] TàJ #14 - La pierre commémorative Languedoc-Roussillon, France - 305.74 miles  Visit Log

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Retrieve It from a Cache 4/11/2017 Vavitu retrieved it from L'Allier : Du pont de Cournon à la passerelle #3 Auvergne, France   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 4/9/2017 Licker63 placed it in L'Allier : Du pont de Cournon à la passerelle #3 Auvergne, France - 159.6 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 2/25/2017 Licker63 retrieved it from [TdJ] Superman Centre, France   Visit Log

En ma possession

Dropped Off 1/22/2017 belettes 45 placed it in [TdJ] Superman Centre, France - 353.05 miles  Visit Log

Déposé dans [TdJ] Superman

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