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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    I agree , no respect and cold hearted. they wanted to be rid of them fast so no Archeological did would slow them down.
    the sad part is it was a common practice in Fredericksburg. even a documented and well known civil war fort was bulldozed for new houses.
    My wife's best friend lives in Fredricksburg (never been there myself). Her and her husband have told us that historical sites are disappearing at an alarming rate to make way for big box stores and housing. Rich land developers don't care about history or the dead, they only care about getting richer. City councils are swayed by the sirens song of the tax revenue they stand to gain by turning their back on moral decency.
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    Long before the internet id buy the metal detecting treasure finding magazines. I recall an article about privy digging and all the techniques you wanna know to locate the old site of a privy. The article had pictures of old China and bottles dug up and change that accidentally spilled when they dropped their drawers to sit down, but one item was only mentioned, but showed no photo was a carve out of elephant ivory late 19th century dildo that was dug up out of an old privy site. I could only guess how that all ended up in the outhouse so long ago and how was it a woman of victorian times could so discreetly obtain such a device during those times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewelerguy View Post
    My wife's best friend lives in Fredricksburg (never been there myself). Her and her husband have told us that historical sites are disappearing at an alarming rate to make way for big box stores and housing. Rich land developers don't care about history or the dead, they only care about getting richer. City councils are swayed by the sirens song of the tax revenue they stand to gain by turning their back on moral decency.
    your wife's friend speaks the truth . I saw many graves wiped out over the 40 years I lived there. they even paved over graves when I-95 widened in Stafford. they are under an estimated 60' of fill .

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    A dead body. She was a known drug user, and lady of the night. She had been murdered and dumped (they figure, the day before I found her). As far as metal detecting finds, that's a tough one. I have a few unusual finds. Brass Knuckles, and once I found 72 brass tags near a tree in a forest preserve. They were all numbered. Dont know if they had a race there or not, and these were used for the entrants numbers. They were not tree tags though.
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    I was a police detective and was assigned to the Prosecutors major case team. We went looking for the body of a prostitute and I found her by smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Stewart View Post
    I was a police detective and was assigned to the Prosecutors major case team. We went looking for the body of a prostitute and I found her by smell.
    Can usually do that when they are alive too ! [Or so I have heard ,,,]
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    Ive gotten a few in my time - been at the hobby since 1975 age 12
    this one in in the top 10
    dug this sinker down deep in saltwaters of Maryland - plucked it outta my scoop
    and drop in my pouch - then thought "why would there be a copper/brass ring on it?...it would slice the line"
    plus i thought i saw a pattern on it as i let it drop. reached in and pulled it back out and found it did
    have a pattern and a small diamond chip - When i got back to hotel room ...checked it with a loupe and found
    10k stamp in it. Got to wonder if someone got divorced and threw it out there
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    The tail section off a Pre-World War I torpedo next to the Titanic.
    Last edited by Treasure_Hunter; Nov 15, 2020 at 12:09 PM.

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