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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Gun Barrel City Black Gray Acrylic Triangles TB

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

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

Gun Barrel City is in Henderson County, Texas.  The town began as an unincorporated community known as the "Old Bethel Community" in the 1960s after completion of Cedar Creek Reservoir.  It was incorporated in the late 1960s so it could legally sell beer and wine.  The population was 5,672 at the 2010 Census.

The city takes its name from a former road, Gun Barrel Lane (which is now State Highway 198), as well as its motto, "We Shoot Straight with You" and its symbol - a rifle with two crossed antique pistols.  Gun Barrel Lane got its name during the 1920s and '30s when outlaws frequented the area.  It was considered a safe backwoods place during Prohibition when the likes of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker hung out in the area.  A local resident, Mr. C. L. Wait, lived along the road and was known for sitting at the window of his house with a shotgun sticking out the window. It was his way of deterring those he deemed unwelcome on this back country road.

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Tracking History (683mi) View Map

Discovered It 07/23/2018 Team-DnD discovered it   Visit Log

We discovered your trackable, it was probably at an event, possibly at Texas Challenge or GeoWoodstock, maybe one of a dozen other events we have been to in the last few months. we took a picture of your trackable and stored it in our phone and there it stayed until this weekend. High temps have made caching near impossible so we have sat here for hour after hour reading the codes from those pictures. A lot of those pictures were very hard to read but we did the best we could but I'm sure a few mistakes were made. We have to come up with a better way.
Anyhow thanks for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/24/2018 BBNRH retrieved it from Who let the dogs out? Trackable Hotel #1 Texas   Visit Log

I was going to take it out of the bag to get a better pic but it is sealed up tight.

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Dropped Off 03/20/2018 ARKS placed it in Who let the dogs out? Trackable Hotel #1 Texas - 16.38 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/19/2018 ARKS took it to The Hunt of the leprechaun! Texas - 17.2 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/17/2018 ARKS took it to Possibilities Texas - 11.88 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/17/2018 ARKS took it to Bermuda Triangle Trapdoor Texas - 52.01 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/16/2018 ARKS took it to Texas Double - Second Oldest Cache In Texas Texas - 51.46 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/14/2018 ARKS took it to Stars & Stripes #9 Texas - 27.05 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 03/13/2018 auctnr grabbed it   Visit Log

Moving along

Discovered It 03/13/2018 TerraViators discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered in Denton, TX.

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