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Old 01-13-2018, 01:04 AM
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Default 2018 first hunt-lucky horseshoe

The weather here has been mild the last couple of days but the ground has been harder than a grizzlies d--k. I remembered a tip from cellrdwller about sticking to the woods put me in mind of an old ruins in the woods that maps show a structure as far back as the 1870s. Last time I was there I could hardly hold a thresehold on the Etrac. I was able to dig a few wheaties but not much more. After not being able to hunt for a couple of weeks the thought of digging a couple of wheaties sounded pretty good. I did dig my first wheatie of the year and two memorial pennies. Also a horseshoe token, bent in half, with no coin inside I didn't think much at the time. I've dug several of these from the 40s and most were in pretty bad shape. I soaked it over nite and when I went to straighten it it bent right back, most have cracked when I've tried that. Huh? After cleaning I noticed no corrosion, then I noticed a three digit phone #. I'm thinkin' this is old, I'm old and don't remember three digit #s. After a little google I find a time line 1892 to 1905. Huh? Wonder what kind of taxi he had ? A familiar ring at the drop, an ice test and I'm thinkin' I got my first silver of the year and a lucky horseshoe to boot. Now I have to go back and try to find the penny, probably an IH that was in it. What a nice surprise from the trash pouch. So, first hunt, lucky horseshoe, pretty sure silver, a wheatie, hope its a sign of good things to come. HH Mark Update, after a little more research I come to find its not as old as I first thought. Business records show is was registered in Sept. 1944. I guess if you had a three digit phone # back then you weren't required to update. Still, first cool find of the year.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:47 AM
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Really nice finds there Mark! I wish I knew more about those lucky keychains, but my luck isnt that good continued luck on the return trip! HH!

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Old 01-13-2018, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Really nice finds there Mark! I wish I knew more about those lucky keychains, but my luck isnt that good continued luck on the return trip! HH!
CD Thank you, That spot is rough hunting, was gonna hold off going back there till my Equinox gets here but I couldn't take it anymore. Good luck up there, hope your able to get out some. Mark
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:26 PM
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Cool find, congrats!

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:41 PM
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I found one similar to yours a few years ago, always wondered how old it was.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:07 PM
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Way to get after it down there in the 'Burgh Mark! Nice mid-winter finds. We had a quick thaw/flood/10" of snow last night. Oh well, spring is coming.....maybe.

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