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    Serious Question abpout Old School Houses

    PLEASE give us your opinion as to why people look for places where old schools were or still are. Most children did not carry money. Why are they places people look for to detect >

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    Dennis

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    The back in the day school houses were also places where the local community would gather for meetings.
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    Dark skinned women digging there toes in white sugar sand beaches
    ...a few social gatherings too, even before sports.

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    TunaTonker

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    They used to clear out the desks and hold adult community dances at the one room rural school house near me back in the first half of the 1900's (most rural one room schools closed by the 50's here in Minnesota). An old timer who used to go to those dances said it was standing room only!

    Here's an actual picture of the school i'm referencing. Note the horse and buggy in the background dropping all kinds of goodies for us to find a century or two later:

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    Last edited by GoDeep; Sep 11, 2021 at 12:09 PM.
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Back in my day, as a kid, we all carried 'lunch money' to school; to buy food or afternoon snacks--like an ice cream bar from the Good Humor man.
    We also had Boy Scout meetings in the school.
    Don......

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    Old schools are no.1 old churches no2! At a local country school I have found 50 or more nickels. Talked to an old-timer that said when he was in second grade they started serving a lunch for 5cents. Could account for the nickels ?
    We are in a hobby that is supported by losers!!

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    At least here in PA, Many schools Charged the Students/Parents .
    it may have only been a dime but kids lose things.
    even 120 years ago with teachers being allowed to beat what they considered sense into kids , there was always kids
    my guess at some point every school out there has at least one lost dime, after a fight, or show off event
    by a c9 year old.

    like mentioned above these schools were used for many purposes.

    today this one is used for storage by a fruit farm a mile up the road.









    the yard is loaded with beer cans from the 80's Rumshpringa maybe.

    an effort to not ignore rotted beer cans produced this



    my guess a few months cleaning out obvious signals down to the whispers would produce old silver for someone
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    I feel some of my best detecting places were old Picnic Grounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    I feel some of my best detecting places were old Picnic Grounds
    I can only dream of finding a virgin, undetected picnic ground!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    I feel some of my best detecting places were old Picnic Grounds
    me to. though my best was a drained swimming and fishing lake

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoDeep View Post
    I can only dream of finding a virgin, undetected picnic ground!
    I Found it only needed to be Virgin To me.
    Most likely Not that I'm so Great at Detecting
    More like I would walk my own direction and speed.
    and not be drawn to a spot I hammered because of a fluke find.
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    Gare or Gary

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    You can go to the Library of Congress website. from there do a search for old newspapers for old Pic-nic grounds, Picnic grounds , Drownings( Peoples swimming holes were a good spot. Drownings posted were often a place where people picnied
    Will disclose more later
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    I pay $19.90 per month at newspapers.com
    there are 143,970 Matches for "picnic ground"

    Library of Congress website. at Chronicling America historic American newspapers
    25,839 free results containing the phrase"Picnic Ground"
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    I also belong to newspapers.com but the loc is free. Jeff first i would pick a state then county then try and find a newspaper that covered the area i wanted search. and type in search words individually . They just need to work at it but I CAN BE DONE !!!
    Only TWO things in the world that spook my horses THINGS THAT MOVE and THINGS THAT DON'T MOVE !!!

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    if I understand correctly, I think free is limited to certain papers.
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