Travel Bug Dog Tag Love Bug-Ropesville Yellow Wood

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Weverton Heights-Ed Garvey

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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.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be 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 (4522mi) View Map

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
Visited 7/12/2017 seadog129 took it to CCT - Electoral College - Challenge Cache Trail Virginia - 13.02 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/7/2017 seadog129 took it to O' Canada (150 Years And Counting) Virginia - 7.59 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/3/2017 seadog129 took it to CCT - Hazardous Attributes - Challenge Cache Trail Virginia - 15.76 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 7/1/2017 2dragons discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it super early at a get together in Germantown, MD in honor of Canada Day.

Discovered It 7/1/2017 schwandt discovered it   Visit Log

I spotted this trackable at the Georick402 Canada Day event and logged it with TBScan.

Discovered It 7/1/2017 bloodycool discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at GeoRick's Canada Day Event.

Discovered It 6/28/2017 robbitandpaul discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it at an event held for no reason other than caching friends getting together for good burgers and fries. Thank you for sharing.

Visited 6/28/2017 seadog129 took it to Depho Rip On Multi Virginia - 80.63 miles  Visit Log
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