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    Mar 2021
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    Old Railroad Depot Searches

    I've been searching the site of where an old railroad depot used to be in a small village in rural central Illinois. The depot dates back to the early 1880s and is marked in a layout of the village in a plat map atlas from 1896, but was gone by the time aerial imagery for the area was available (1939). I've been hoping to find a little bit of coinage as the history of the site suggests this area used to be a hub of activity for the community coming to see the trains go by when the railroad station was new. Plus, being a small hub for transportation, there is always the possibility of coinage being about the area.

    I haven't scanned too much of the site thus far, but have found a very shallow clad quarter from 1966 that looks like it's been clipped by a lawn mower and a memorial cent that is indiscernible and needs to be worked on to find out the date. Everything deeper on the site thus far has been trash. Today, however, I found an old cap gun toy buried around 8" down under some rocky soil.

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    Bill B

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    Nice cap gun,,seems like we all had one years ago
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    us
    Jan 2014
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    Your research of that site is bound to pay off, keep at it and good luck

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    Yeah we wondered also, they throw off mail bags, unfortunately ours so very old and unrecognizable, to dam many ticks and jaggers, good topic

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Welcome to treasurenet,
    Don't forget to hunt the perimeter of what was the parking lot.
    Don.. from SoCal

 

 

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