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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Nacogdoches Blue Stone Donut TB

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Friday, 03 March 2017
Texas, United States
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In the hands of mandm843.

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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

Local promotional literature from Nacogdoches touts it as "the oldest town in Texas."  Evidence of settlement at the same site dates back to 10,000 years ago.  It is near or on the site of Nevantin, the primary village of the Nacogdoche tribe of Caddo Indians.  It remained a Caddo Indian settlement until the early 19th century.  

In 1716 Spain established a mission there.  That was the first European construction in the area.  The "town" of Nacogdoches got started after the Spaniards decided that the French were no longer a threat and that maintaining the mission was too costly.  So, in 1772, they ordered all settlers in the area to move to San Antonio.  Some were eager to escape the wilderness, but others had to be forced from their homes by soldiers.

Colonel Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, a prominent Spanish trader, emerged as the leader of the settlers, and in the spring of 1779, he led a group back to Nacogdoches.  Later that summer, Nacogdoches received designation from Spain as a pueblo, or town, thereby making it the first "town" in Texas.   

The city has been under more flags than the state of Texas, claiming nine flags.  In addition to the Six Flags of Texas, it also flew under the flags of the Magee-Gutierrez Republic, the Long Republic, and the Fredonian Rebellion.  People from the United States began moving to settle in Nacogdoches in 1820 and Texas' first English-language newspaper was published there.  However, the first newspaper published, in the 1700s, was in Spanish.

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Tracking History (2889.7mi) View Map

Visited 05/19/2019 mandm843 took it to Des Moines Marathon 15 Iowa - 1.72 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/18/2019 mandm843 took it to MONEY Iowa - 867.42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/31/2019 mandm843 took it to DLA 2017 Double Track Ontario, Canada - 24.17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/30/2019 mandm843 took it to Disributing the Cache Ontario, Canada - 93.37 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 03/24/2019 curl4u discovered it Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

Discovered it. Thank you for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/23/2019 mandm843 retrieved it from Wordsearch Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

We will be travelling all over and will take it with us to find a good place to stay.

Discovered It 01/26/2019 golfersusan discovered it Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

Thanks for sharing.

Dropped Off 01/03/2019 dadndaughter placed it in Wordsearch Ontario, Canada - 265.14 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 12/03/2018 dadndaughter grabbed it   Visit Log

Will help it move along on its travels from cache to cache.

Dropped Off 08/11/2018 hotstuff placed it in SNOW WHITE GOES CACHING Ontario, Canada - 9.55 miles  Visit Log

Left the travel pin!

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