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Travel Bug Dog Tag Route 66-Joplin, Missouri TB

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Owner:
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Released:
Friday, 02 March 2018
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of glowglowglow.

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

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About This Item

Each of the travel bugs in this series is named for a town through which the original Route 66 passed.

U.S. Route 66 was one of the original U.S. highways, established in 1926.  However, road signs did not go up until the following year.  The famous highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles.  It was recognized in popular culture by both a hit song and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.  In the minds of the Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas public it also had an association with Phillips 66 gasoline.  That company began in 1917 as Phillips Petroleum of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  In 1927, the company's gasoline was being tested on U.S. Highway 66 in Oklahoma, and when it turned out that the car was going 66 mph, the company decided to name the new fuel Phillips 66. 

Route 66 was a major path of the migrants who went west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive even with the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.  The highway was officially decommissioned in 1985 after it was decided the route was no longer relevant.  Most of the former had been diverted to the Interstate Highway System.  Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway of the name "Historic Route 66".  It has begun to return to maps in this form. Some portions of the road in southern California have been redesignated "State Route 66", and others bear "Historic Route 66" signs and relevant historic information.

Gallery Images related to Route 66-Joplin, Missouri TB

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Tracking History (537.4mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 02/14/2019 glowglowglow retrieved it from Bob8Bear; New Mexico Challenged New Mexico   Visit Log

I plan to drop this off somewhere in Albuquerque, on the 40, which is where route 66 actually went.

Dropped Off 06/23/2018 allenmabry placed it in Bob8Bear; New Mexico Challenged New Mexico - 68.55 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/22/2018 allenmabry retrieved it from (1)Svetlana's-Santa Rosa by the Rocks New Mexico   Visit Log

Swapped out another Route 66 Travel Bug. I passed through Adrian, TX today - the reputed midpoint of Route 66.

  • Two Route 66 travel bugs
  • Route 66 midpoint Earlier in the day before the TB swap.
Dropped Off 06/18/2018 ecurreil placed it in (1)Svetlana's-Santa Rosa by the Rocks New Mexico - 226.77 miles  Visit Log
Write note 06/18/2018 ecurreil posted a note for it   Visit Log

Since finding this Travel Bug, we've enjoyed learning more about Route 66. It covered over 2,400 miles and went through 8 states. We even stopped at the Route 66 Museum in Santa Rosa and took a picture. This Museum is worth going to and only costs $5 per person. Thank you for starting this TB and giving us an opportunity to log a few miles with it.

  • Route 66 Museum Here's the TB at the museum with our family.
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/16/2018 ecurreil retrieved it from 87 Tahoka Sign S (Lynn Co, p 41 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

We enjoyed the history lesson about this TB and Route 66. It's in great condition! We will keep it moving.

Dropped Off 04/16/2018 shellbadger placed it in 87 Tahoka Sign S (Lynn Co, p 41 DeL) Texas - 80.21 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/04/2018 shellbadger took it to 82 Pitchfork Ranch (Dickens Co, p 34 DeL) Texas - 32.08 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/04/2018 shellbadger took it to 83 Aspermont N (Stonewall Co, p 43 DeL) Texas - 50.6 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/04/2018 shellbadger took it to 84 Dermott NW (Scurry Co, p 42 DeL) Texas - 49.29 miles  Visit Log
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