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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Ropesville Yellow Wood

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Sunday, 24 July 2016
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In VT History Cache #9 - Maj Henry Commiskey

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

Travel bug photos in the logs are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

This is one of a series of heart-shaped items converted to Travel Bugs.  They are named either for their place of origin or for Texas Panhandle/South Plains towns with interesting names or histories.

Ropesville was the first settlement of Hockley County and developed when the Spade Ranch opened for colonization in the early 1900s. When the South Plains and Santa Fe Railroad Company ran a line from Lubbock to Seagraves, the company agreed to build stock pens, switches, a section house and a depot on land donated by the Spade Ranch. Spade Ranch cowboys constructed rope corrals to hold cattle for shipment and called the location Ropes. The railroad also used that name for the Depot. However, when the community became large enough to apply for a post office, the name Ropes was rejected by officials because there was a similarly-named Texas settlement, Ropers. The name Ropesville was submitted and accepted, but the depot building and the sign at the cemetery still bear the original name. After the depot was closed by the railroad, the building was moved and placed among other historic structures of the region at the Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock.

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Tracking History (6299.3mi) View Map

Discovered It 03/08/2019 shalimargeosearchers discovered it Mississippi   Visit Log

Discovered as dbrockhouse was dropping it In VT History Cache #9 - Maj Henry Commiskey.

Dropped Off 03/08/2019 dbrockhouse placed it in VT History Cache #9 - Maj Henry Commiskey Mississippi - 155.96 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/07/2019 dbrockhouse took it to Hi-C's Florida - 28.56 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 02/22/2019 dbrockhouse retrieved it from zodiak zone - alive! Florida   Visit Log

Grabbed it from the cache in the woods by a really old cemetery. Will move it along.

Dropped Off 10/27/2017 meronjo2 placed it in zodiak zone - alive! Florida - 57.97 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in “zodiak zone-alive” in Baker, FL

Visited 10/23/2017 meronjo2 took it to Perdido Key Public Beach Access #2-Again! Florida - 5.62 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/23/2017 meronjo2 took it to Perdido Kids Park Florida - 12.95 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/23/2017 meronjo2 took it to Fly Me Away Florida - 5.51 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/22/2017 meronjo2 took it to John's Multi Florida - 13.4 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/21/2017 meronjo2 took it to Off the Trail Florida - .92 miles  Visit Log
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