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Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Ropesville Yellow Wood

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Texas, United States
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In the hands of jemcjb.

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 (4885.3mi) View Map

Visited 9/24/2017 jemcjb took it to SCBC 8 Night Cache West Virginia - 66.7 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/22/2017 jemcjb took it to Hokies and Tigers and Geocaching oh my! Virginia - 25.04 miles  Visit Log
Visited 9/21/2017 jemcjb took it to The Pinnacle Too Virginia - 127.23 miles  Visit Log

Just visiting for a great view...

Visited 9/18/2017 jemcjb took it to NOAA's Ark Virginia - 153.51 miles  Visit Log

Just visiting near Wallops Flight Center.

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Visited 9/18/2017 jemcjb took it to Rocket's Red Glare Virginia - 153.55 miles  Visit Log

Visiting Wallops Flight Center, Wallops Island, VA

Retrieve It from a Cache 9/8/2017 jemcjb retrieved it from Pterodactyl mountain (watch-tower) Maryland   Visit Log

Found on a short AT hike. Will add some miles to it's travels shortly.

Dropped Off 7/30/2017 GeoAPPs placed it in Pterodactyl mountain (watch-tower) Maryland - .78 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 7/30/2017 GeoAPPs retrieved it from Weverton Heights-Ed Garvey Maryland   Visit Log

Moving along

Dropped Off 7/22/2017 seadog129 placed it in Weverton Heights-Ed Garvey Maryland - 20.36 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/19/2017 seadog129 took it to Frankenstein's Hardware Headache - "It's alive!" Maryland - 27.44 miles  Visit Log
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