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  1. #1
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    Searching out a Few Homesites

    I thought I would share the Hunt that me and HillBilly did today for a few hours.
    I finally got away from work and arrived at my home and HillBilly was already finding a couple nice relics. He dug the padlock that we figure was mid to late 1800's, plus he found a seat that looks to be from a very old bike. After a few more minutes of searching the back yard, we decided to hit a farm that We have permission to hunt that has several old homesites and signs of other action in the area.
    We started off on one part of the farm that we thought might be a newer Site from the glass and iron We were finding and than HB proved it with a Wheatie he pulled up. We kept moving along searching for different sites and than another iron patch beeped in, so after a few minutes I pulled up this piece of lead that looks like it was made into a button, it wasn't much longer and HB had pulled up a 1906 IH penny, that looks like a plow may have caught yrs earlier. We decided to split up alittle and search a couple different areas before we called it quits and work are way back to the truck and It wasn't no time, I found pieces of a Harmonica reed and found a 69 cal round ball, which was My best find of the day. I started my way out to the end of the farm and met up with HB and he shows me a 1924 Dog tax tag that he found and several Pieces of worked Flint that just gives a good idea that if the Native Americans camped there than others will probably follow there lead. Well we was pretty much done, but we kept swinging as we walked toward the truck and found yet another Iron patch that didn't have much sign above ground, but when you have HB swinging, it won't take long to make a find. He pops out the first flat button of the day and than a few feet away he brings out another one but alittle bigger. I think he ended up with 3 buttons for the Day.

    Sorry, I wrote so much, but I Love History and I Love to Share the excitement.
    Nova Treasure
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  2. #2
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    In North Carolina!

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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Nice hunt ... I particularly like the dog tax tag and old lock
    Low & Slow ... Dig Everything ... Sounds Easy Enough!

  3. #3
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Please write more Nova, these are the little stories I love. That's half of it all for me, being at an old place like your spot and just about forgetting what century you're in as you settle your mind to what might have been there once. Thoroughly enjoyable story!
    johnnyi

  4. #4
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyi
    Please write more Nova, these are the little stories I love. That's half of it all for me, being at an old place like your spot and just about forgetting what century you're in as you settle your mind to what might have been there once. Thoroughly enjoyable story!
    Thanks Johnny and I agree, taking in the sites is like a time capsule.

    Nova Treasure

  5. #5
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Nova,

    It's great that you two got a chance to hunt together today. I am glad that you got a nice .69 cal. bullet there. After seeing that minie come up last hunt with you and HB, I will say that the .69 cal stuff wasn't hunting ammo. You guys are getting close to something, and I hope you find that picket post out there.

    I really enjoy reading your posts, Nova. Keep up the good work.



    Best Wishes,



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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Nice Going Guys. We found an old Lock that is similar to that. It has a crown on the keyhole cover. I love hunting those old places. HH Bob
    www.fortbedfordmetaldetectors.com

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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    awesome hunt!!! there is no 1906 wheatie. start ed in 1909. willy

  8. #8
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Quote Originally Posted by dfx willy
    awesome hunt!!! there is no 1906 wheatie. start ed in 1909. willy
    LMBO, your right the IH is the 1906 and I stand corrected. Sorry for the typo.

    Nova Treasure

  9. #9
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Well Nova, all I can say is I had a great hunt. Wish that we would have had more time but that's what happens when you work all day. The lock from your house was a cool find for me. That's #5 in my lock collection.
    Shame the IH had been smacked cause it would clean up nice with great detail.
    Congrats with the 69, I think BBoy is right we are gonna find that post eventually.
    Off to work now so hopefully we will get some more time to go back soon.

    Happy Hunting everyone.

  10. #10
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Sounds and looks like an awesome hunt Nova! The old lock is sweet!!
    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

  11. #11
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hilly
    Well Nova, all I can say is I had a great hunt. Wish that we would have had more time but that's what happens when you work all day. The lock from your house was a cool find for me. That's #5 in my lock collection.
    Shame the IH had been smacked cause it would clean up nice with great detail.
    Congrats with the 69, I think BBoy is right we are gonna find that post eventually.
    Off to work now so hopefully we will get some more time to go back soon.

    Happy Hunting everyone.
    It was a fun hunt and Glad We were able to get out and detect , I wish We would had more time to hunt because I know there is more to be found and hopefully we will get more into the older sites. I just enjoy seeing relics come unearthed and being given the respect they deserve to show the way of Life of our Local history.

    Nova Treasure

  12. #12
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    Nice finds,

    Like that old tag/fob

    HH Jer

  13. #13
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    Re: Searching out a Few Homesites

    wtg on all of those great looking oldies !!
    ALLEN

 

 

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