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  1. #1
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    So I have my oldest permission to date. 1772 is when the structure was built. Lot of history here. Indians attacked in them and scalped one guy. There is a cemetery on the property with Rev war solider on it. So this place has seen action.

    My question is, if there is a crawl space big enough to get in, do you think it would be worth the effort?

    Secondly if a coin or item fell in between the floor boards, would it have the same amount of travel into the ground as a coin outside? Or would the dry and protected conditions of the crawlspace keep the coin or item on top of the dirt?
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    Beware of the dust. A mask would not hurt...Gloves ,long sleeves, spider awareness ect..

    A dirt floor under a dwelling might dodge frost heave/sink. Wet and dry cycles can make some exposed soils more friable too.

    Hard telling if the crawlspace would trump a spring-house or root-celler or barn....
    But it would be darned hard to ignore too.
    For starters it was out of sight of others. And secure as far as noting traffic in and out of it.

    When homesteads are started it's usually a house/shelter first.
    Then when prosperity and time and labor exist ...More structures.
    But sometimes it never got past the original dwelling.

    Some foodstuffs could last longer preserved in a crawlspace.
    Perhaps other valuable things could too. Though few folks had an excess of valuables.
    Even a ladies silverware could have been a treasure of sorts to hide if threatened with being robbed. (?)

    Sounds fun.
    Congrats on the permission.
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    Worth the effort? Of course, we are treasure hunters. If just one coin or two hundred year old bottle is underneath, its worth getting dirty for it.
    I don't think there would be more than 1/2" of dust covering anything.
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    Go for it but be careful.
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    I would go in
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    BEWARE of CRAWL SPACES !!!!! you have NO IDEA WHAT LIVES IN THEM PLACES !!!

    https://www.today.com/video/30-rattl...-1413165123874

    JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL !!

    AND MOST OF ALL GOOD LUCK and keep us POSTED
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    I would be all over that place ! Like others said, just be careful and wear a mask. Items should not be to far under the dirt, if at all.
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  8. #8
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    The good thing about this place, is it is a church, and has been well maintained. The new church actually sits right behind it. So hopefully if there is a crawl space no unwanted critters will be there.

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    Be sure to look around where the church may have held outside meetings or picnics.

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    Good Luck!

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    NB:

    I once rented an old abandoned farm house. It hadn't seen humans for years, but plenty of other denizens.

    I went to the ag store and got half a dozen cyanide mole bombs and lit 'em in the basement and left.

    Came back a few days later with a pitchfork and bucket. It was worth it.
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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by CreakyDigger View Post
    Be sure to look around where the church may have held outside meetings or picnics.
    Oh count on it. The church historian was telling me that the cemetery on the church has Rev War soldiers burred on it. So plan on checking around that area too, just not on over over a plot.

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    I couldn't not go in there stick your cell phone in there on a stick first to see who's in there lol

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