Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Spur Turquoise Chip Composite

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Released:
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In 7 - Two Pints Trail

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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 heart-shaped items obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs. They are named either for the places of their origin or for Texas Panhandle-South Plains towns with interesting names or histories.

Spur is 19 miles south of Dickens, southern Dickens County.  The name is from the Spur Ranch, which formerly included the townsite.  EP Swenson purchased the Spur Ranch in 1907 and began subdividing the land for sale to settlers.  CA Jones, then manager of the Spur interest, played the leading role in persuading Daniel Willard, head of the Burlington Railroad, to route a proposed railway line northwest from Stamford through the future site of Spur.  In 1909, the first train of the Stamford and Northwestern passed through the new depot at Spur as the town was opened.  Over 600 lots had been sold. The first business in town was the WS Campbell Mortuary and Furniture Store, which started operation ten days after the town opened.

The town was incorporated in 1911.  The Spur school district grew from a one-room schoolhouse, which started in 1909.  By the mid-1980s the school district comprised nearly half the county.  Despite the fact that Spur has been steadily losing businesses since reporting a high of 110 in 1940, the town remains the central shipping point in Dickens County for cotton, wheat, and cattle.  In 1980 Spur had forty-seven businesses, including a bank, a newspaper, and a library.  Spur had a population of 1,747 in 1970 but has steadily declined to 1,088 in 2000.  It remains the largest town in the county, despite not being the county seat.  There are some stately old, abandoned buildings in the downtown area

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Tracking History (16414.4mi) View Map

Dropped Off 5/21/2017 Hazelmead placed it in 7 - Two Pints Trail Southern England, United Kingdom - 1,276.05 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/20/2017 Hazelmead took it to Rappuset Finland - .15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/20/2017 Hazelmead took it to Pihametsikkö Runkotiellä Finland - 3.69 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/20/2017 Hazelmead took it to Leuha - Up or down? Finland - .11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/20/2017 Hazelmead took it to Kanavuori Finland - .27 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/20/2017 Hazelmead took it to Hanging high Finland - .21 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/20/2017 Hazelmead took it to Wherigo challenge - 30 Finland - 12.36 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/19/2017 Hazelmead took it to Liinalammin Päiväkoti ja Koulu Finland - 145.64 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/18/2017 Hazelmead took it to Vantaan Alphabet -I- Ilmakehä Finland   Visit Log
Visited 5/18/2017 Hazelmead took it to Vantaan Alphabet -I- Ilmakehä Finland - 1,216.45 miles  Visit Log
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