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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Spade Turquoise Chip Composite

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Texas, United States
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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


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.

Spade is in southeast Lamb County.  It was named for its location on the Spade Ranch.  J. Frank Norfleet, ranch foreman, married and brought his wife to headquarters near the present townsite in 1894. The townsite was developed in 1924 when farmers began settling on former ranchland. A store, built in 1931 by Roy Hicks, became the nucleus of the community. A gin was also built in 1931, and a post office was secured in 1935. In 1940 Spade had two churches, six businesses, and 200 people. Businesses in 1968 included stores, gas stations, four gins, two garages, two cafes, a hardware store, and a grain elevator.  In 1980 and 1990 the town had a population of 174 and several businesses. The population dropped to 100 in 2000. The former ranch headquarters is a historic attraction.

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Write note 11/14/2016 TheDudeJoe posted a note for it   Visit Log

Sorry to say but the traveler is not in - GC5RY4D- Size Does Matter
Being right across the street from a Jr. High School, has some drawbacks...
Someone took the lock, emptied out the cache and left a note saying they took all the bugs.
Hope this wanderer made it out before the heist and will be found again!

Mark Missing 11/14/2016 TheDudeJoe marked it as missing   Visit Log

This is an automated message. This Trackable has been marked 'missing' by a cache owner or site administrator. Trackables are marked missing when it is determined that they are no longer located in the cache they are listed in or in the hands of the current holder. Review the most recent logs on this Trackable to learn more information about its current state.

Dropped Off 09/10/2016 ladybugNV placed it in Size Does Matter - TB Hotel Nevada - 4.14 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2016 ladybugNV took it to Big caches need love, too! Nevada - 13.97 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2016 ladybugNV took it to UNCLE SAM - GOLD BLESS THE USA Nevada - 3.58 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2016 ladybugNV took it to 100 Hides Nevada - 1 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2016 ladybugNV took it to In the Morning... Nevada - .21 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/10/2016 ladybugNV took it to Nice Crack! Nevada - 9.2 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/09/2016 ladybugNV took it to He's a Bird Dog Nevada - 11.43 miles  Visit Log
Visited 09/03/2016 ladybugNV took it to Size Does Matter - TB Hotel Nevada - 14.31 miles  Visit Log
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