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    A First For Me....Update.. Military Tag Returned 10/31/08

    After much needed rain this past week from Faye, I decided to go to the blue barn on Tuesday. And yes, it was muddy! But I decided to hang in there since digging was so doggone easy. Haven't had this kind of easy digging for a long while here. The clouds were going and coming and bringing rain showers with them. I found myself spending most of my time under the shelter of the barn instead of hunting though. :P I ended up with a half a tax token and a bunch of junque. I finally give up and put my wet muddy self in the truck and headed for home. Well on my way home I notice a site that we've hunted before was no longer there! Wednesday was a planned hunting day for Lisa and myself and we had already decided to go to a certain site, but after seeing this, we had to check it out.

    Here's what it looked like on the first hunt...





    And here's what it looks like now....





    So sad to see it go. They dug a big hole and plowed it over into the hole and burned it.



    Now the first time we hunted here no one found anything before the 40's. Only wheat pennies and tax tokens. Yesterday we hit the mud running. Of course digging through all the scattered metal everywhere was a challenge but we managed a wheat here and there and tax token or two. I eyed a nice marble, so that was a highlight. I'll add that finding the marbles was a bit more difficult too, as there was a big ole cherry tree that was dropping its fruit all over the place and they looked like pretty red marbles. :P


    After being there for a couple of hours, we took a break and sat down for a quick lunch. Now...I put on my glasses, (that I don't wear while I hunt cause when I look down it makes me dizzy and I look like a drunk staggering around ) I take a look at the ground around where I'm sitting. Whoa! Another marble! And then another one! I tell Lisa that I'm finding more keepers by putting on those glasses and just walking/staggering around! Sure enough, not 30 seconds later, I find a military dog tag! My first! I immediately start thinking about how I'm going to find out the who, what, when and where on it. We went back to hunting after a few uneventful minutes and stayed another hour or so. (I kept my glasses on and Lisa promised to come and help me up if I fell over. ) I ended up with a handful of marbles, the tag, two wheats and some change, a tootsie toy and other miscellaneous stuff. After getting home, we start looking for the name on the tag and I'm pretty sure I've found him in the SS death index. Passed away in 1986. I put in a call to one of the land owners around the area and hopefully they can put me in contact with the family. We'll see what happens.





    Since we've not found anything older than the 1940's here, I was puzzled as to why. The old home looked much older than the finds. This morning I got the maps out, and see that there wasn't anything here before the 40's. Wonder if this house had been moved here from somewhere else? It just looked so much older than the finds.
    Have a great day and find somethin' good!

    Nana


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    us
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    Re: A First For Me....

    As usual nice stuff Nana!!!!!!!!


    I don't find many marble but BB does. Maybe it's because he lost all his own...
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

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    Re: A First For Me....

    Looks like you had a great time.

    Good luck with finding the family for the dog tag.

    HH

    Old_Okie

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    Re: A First For Me....

    Nice digs Nana...Too bad alot of those types of hunting grounds are going down in ashes... jgas
    JGAS

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    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
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    Re: A First For Me....

    Neat post nana. You're right...strange there wasn't some older coind there
    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

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    us
    Mar 2008
    Houston Area
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    Re: A First For Me....

    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Okie
    Looks like you had a great time.

    Good luck with finding the family for the dog tag.

    Yep, Good luck on the search and cool finds.

    HH

    Old_Okie
    "Gimme oysters and beer for dinner everyday of the year"


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    Re: A First For Me....

    You still got it,girl.Great staggering finds!I really like the little cap gun,as I had one just like it in the early 40's.Glad you told me about your glasses doing that to you,I won't tell everyone at this hunt that you are drunk again,but don't carry that wine bottle around while you have your glasses on anymore.See ya soon.

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    us
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    Re: A First For Me....

    I wondered about that too daddy!
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

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    Re: A First For Me....

    Nice job, Nana, eyeballing all those marbles! Sometimes when detecting, having a good set of eyes is better than a good set of ears!

    Good luck on your return of the military tag! Nice photos too!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan

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    Re: A First For Me....

    Congrat's on your first "tag" Nana...I wish you luck on returning it to someone,family member hopefully.I found one from a Colonel who was a chopper pilot in Nam,unfortunately there is no one left to return it too.Marble's are alway's cool Congrat's and HH!!

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    NGE
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    Re: A First For Me....

    Nana, what's the name on your capgun? Does it say, " Hawkeye"? Or does it say, " Dick" Like either of these two. Anyways nice finds.....Not GE
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    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

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    Re: A First For Me....

    WTG Nanster!

    That's a Dick Tracy cap gun..I found one a while back too! I also found that same model Tootsie! The popular toys of that era really made the rounds across the country.

    It's great you're going to try to locate the family of that GI..the family will have quite a story to tell if it ever gets back to them.

    Nat

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    NGE
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    Re: A First For Me....

    Oops, I should have looked closer, It is Definitely a "Dick Tracy" Model.....Not GE
    Exposure to the Son prevents burning

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    Charter Member

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    Re: A First For Me....

    Nana, cool stuff! Finding a DT is on my wish list I hope you can find the next of kin. . . that would be so neat!

    Sometimes the "looks" of a house can really be deceiving. . .

    Take care,
    watercolor

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    May 2008
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    Re: A First For Me....

    I agree that house sure looked older in the first pics. You still came away with some neat finds and it would probably be worth hunting again. HH Tom

 

 
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