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Travel Bug Dog Tag Comics-Whip Wilson TB

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Released:
Monday, December 21, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Crick in my neck 2.0 Birdhouse Edition

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; this prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S. 

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About This Item

comicsWhip_Wilson

My youth was in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Drawing from that period, this is one of a series of travel bugs made to commemorate favorite characters from comic books, comic strips, movie cartoons, B-movies and animated feature-length movies.  Some of the characters had only a brief existence, some survived as radio and early TV programs and some have been digitally-modernized into some of the blockbuster movies of today.  There were many other characters, but these are the ones on which I was willing to spend my dimes (comic books) and quarters (movie and popcorn).  However, I didn’t pay for the daily comic strips or Sunday funnies that came with the newspaper.

Whip Wilson (Roland Charles Meyers 1911-1964) was an American cowboy film star of the late 1940s and into the 1950s, known for his roles in B-westerns.

He was one of eight children. Wilson had been a moderately successful singer before coming to Hollywood.  Following the death of the cowboy star Buck Jones in the famous Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942, which claimed the lives of 492 people, Monogram Pictures had been searching for someone to replace him.  The studio thought Meyers looked similar to Jones and this was apparently was enough to build him into a cowboy star.  

Because of the fame being generated by Lash LaRue, who used a bullwhip in his movies, Monogram decided to make Meyers a similar whip-wielding character, rechristening him Whip Wilson.  I liked the improbable skill with the bullwhip he and LaRue displayed in their movies.

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Tracking History (4324.9mi) View Map

Discovered It 8/16/2017 bowkerman discovered it   Visit Log

Nice commemoration.

Dropped Off 8/16/2017 CJ0722 placed it in Crick in my neck 2.0 Birdhouse Edition Texas - 38.65 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in this very cool cache. Cache is next to some fields and is rural. Happy travels .

Retrieve It from a Cache 8/10/2017 CJ0722 retrieved it from CR 210 - Big Bug Texas   Visit Log

Picked up and will move along!

Dropped Off 4/7/2017 coyote747 placed it in CR 210 - Big Bug Texas   Visit Log
  • good luck!!
Visited 4/7/2017 coyote747 took it to CR 210 - Big Bug Texas - .11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/7/2017 coyote747 took it to CR 210 - Finding the Frog Texas - .76 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/7/2017 coyote747 took it to Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Powell Texas - .17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/7/2017 coyote747 took it to Staff Sgt. Juan l. Rivadeneira Texas - .56 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/7/2017 coyote747 took it to Staff Sgt. Kenneth K. McAninch Texas - .17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/7/2017 coyote747 took it to Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Pape Texas - 2.23 miles  Visit Log
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