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Travel Bug Dog Tag Bead-Dime Box Gray Stone Donut TB

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Released:
Friday, 03 March 2017
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of crevette3392.

This is not collectible.

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Current GOAL

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 texasescapes.com.

There's an Old and a New Dime Box. The name comes from the practice of leaving a dime in a box at Brown's Mill to get a letter delivered to Giddings. This was before a Federal Post Office opened in 1877.  Old Dime Box is the second oldest (Evergreen is the oldest) town in Lee County.  The PO opened under the name Brown's Mill or a variation thereof, and in short order a lot of mail was misdirected to Brownsville. The postal people were livid. They had a reputation for refusing names that could be confusing with existing post offices, but this one got right by them. Ordered to change the name, the townsfolk submitted Dime Box and it was accepted. 

In 1913, the Southern Pacific Railroad came within 3 miles of the town and almost everyone moved for the convenience this afforded.  Enough remained to retain the name and they decided to become Old and New.

"New Dime Box" opened the 1944 March of Dimes Campaign and the town was featured in Life magazine. The Postmaster General even showed up to be photographed on the front porch of the store with an oversized mailbox which was sent to the White House. Today an oversized vintage dime stands in a transparent case in downtown Dime Box.

 

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Tracking History (34028.7mi) View Map

Visited 01/12/2019 crevette3392 took it to Le Parc Fenestre #2 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France - 172.45 miles  Visit Log

Ne rentre pas dans la boite

Retrieve It from a Cache 12/30/2018 crevette3392 retrieved it from CL#5 : dans le puit Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France   Visit Log

Je viens de le recuperer. Je vais lui faire voir des paysages ruraux

Dropped Off 12/26/2018 pestinette placed it in CL#5 : dans le puit Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France - 192.41 miles  Visit Log

Tu as passé asez de temps avec nous, il est temps pour toi de rencontrer d'autres géocacheurs et partir pour d'autres aventures.

Visited 12/16/2018 pestinette took it to En attendant Noël Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France - .12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/16/2018 pestinette took it to Hôtel de Chazerat Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France - 5.13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/16/2018 pestinette took it to Au coeur de l'Auvergne #12 : les forêts Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France - 4.79 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/09/2018 pestinette took it to Clinique des Chandiots Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France - 5.03 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 11/17/2018 LT42F discovered it   Visit Log

TB vu a l'event de RIOM lors du GIFF PARTY 2018.
Merci pour l'echange.

Visited 11/11/2018 pestinette took it to Multi des Goules 1 - Shake Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France - 11.78 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 11/10/2018 BlackHoot discovered it   Visit Log

Vu lors de l'Event "GC7Y9DC - GIFF au Player's Bar 📽️ X3".

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