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Travel Bug Dog Tag Metal-Dighton TB

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Saturday, 13 August 2016
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; the bag keeps the trackable clean, preserves the tracking number 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

While I have lived in Texas for nearly 50 years, I was born and grew to an adult in Kansas.  When I tell someone of my origins, they almost always respond in one of two ways:  “I have been there but I don’t remember much about it” or “that 400 mile drive across the state on Interstate 70 is really boring.”  There is more to the state than that.  The wheat grown there feeds the world, and the people are nice.  I watch for items I can convert to travel bugs.  Some some metal beads having a raised letter on the face were encountered and each bead was named for a Kansas town whose name starts with the letter on the face of the bead.  The towns remembered either have a connection to my youth or have an interesting name or history.

Dighton is a town of about 1,000 people in Lane County, in the west-central part of the state.  It is the county seat and was named for Dick Dighton, a surveyor.  Dighton was in a neighboring county and our high schools competed in the same league. We were the Beavers and wore blue and white.  They were the Hornets, their colors were black and yellow and I thought they always had the better looking uniforms. However, our town and school was twice the size so we usually prevailed. 

To add a somber historical note, in 1928, the Fleagle Gang robbed the First National Bank of Lamar, Colorado of $220,000.  A gunfight erupted during the robbery.  Two employees were killed but one of the gang had been shot in the jaw.  The gang fled back home to southwest Kansas.  Needing medical care, they kidnapped a Dighton doctor, W.W. Weinenger.  He and a hostage taken during the robbery were later found murdered. All the gang members were either shot down in gun battles or hanged by authorities.  The Fleagles famously buried money in in California, Kansas and Missouri.  Caches were still being found as late as the 1960s.

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Tracking History (2764.6mi) View Map

Dropped Off 07/30/2017 2Newsomes placed it in Walk This Way Pennsylvania - 6.37 miles  Visit Log

Left at our first real find!

Retrieve It from a Cache 07/30/2017 2Newsomes retrieved it from Carrie's Cache Pennsylvania   Visit Log

First time Geocachers. Stumbled across "Carries Cache" while hiking. We will place it at the next cashe we find.

Dropped Off 06/26/2017 chipmunkmover placed it in Carrie's Cache Pennsylvania - 90.86 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 06/19/2017 chipmunkmover grabbed it   Visit Log

got it from wdchuckmi, will place it soon

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/12/2017 wdchuckmi retrieved it from Ray's Hill Tunnel Cache Pennsylvania   Visit Log

Found it while biking with Boy Scouts

Discovered It 05/13/2017 zkeff discovered it   Visit Log

Saw this puppy in the abandon turnpike tunnel with my friends. logged it and left it up there, definitely worth the trip.

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Dropped Off 04/30/2017 trshwrght2010 placed it in Ray's Hill Tunnel Cache Pennsylvania - 2.48 miles  Visit Log

Making the next person to find this trackable work for it a bit. Have fun!!

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/30/2017 trshwrght2010 retrieved it from Breezy Weezy Traveling Free & Easy TB motel Pennsylvania   Visit Log

Found the travel bug. Gonna keep it going.

Dropped Off 04/28/2017 jasonsones placed it in Breezy Weezy Traveling Free & Easy TB motel Pennsylvania - 1,061.06 miles  Visit Log

Thanks for the adventure

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/16/2017 jasonsones retrieved it from Air Mail Hotel Kansas   Visit Log

Cool bug I'll place it some where else

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