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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2010
    Western Massachusetts
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    Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Hello TNetters!

    So I went out detecting yesterday at a new spot with cousin Bob, where the day prior he had found an 1819 LC and an IHP, and it was also the site of an old barn. He picked me up at about 1:00, and we were on our way.

    We each had a field to ourself, so we could cover alot of land and not interfere with eachother's patterns. So we start, and the finds were few and far inbetween. But I did manage to pull out what looks like a bell top (?), a hinge from the previously mentioned barn, a piece from a pocketknife, and this tag which reads CHESLUK -----FIELD MASS. When I found this, I instantly recognized the name, it being of a local farm/family, the daughter of which is in my biology class. But I wasn't sure, because their last name is spelled slightly differently today. So today in biology I showed it to her and she confirmed that it was spelled Chesluk a long time ago. She asked if she could have it to show her grandparents and whatnot, so I said sure, as long as I could have it one more day in order to make this post :P So she agreed, and tomorrow I will bring it in in a little plastic baggy along with the little piece that broke off which had the C in CHESLUK on it. We think it was a cow tag of sorts, and it was found on their cousin's land. (With Permission).

    Bob managed to pull a thimble, some buttons, and a Wheatie today.

    Thanks for looking and Happy Hunting!

    -Anthony


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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2008
    Mid Mo
    DFX, COMPASS SCANNER,
    754
    7 times

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    good job man, that kind of stuff is what makes it the great hobby it is. wish you much
    luck in future hunts. take care. wes JYD...

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2006
    East Stroudsburg, PA
    Garrett ACE 250
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    14 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Wonderful job! I nominated this for an Honorable Mention!

  4. #4
    us
    May 2010
    Bell, Florida
    Fisher Pulse 8x, Bounty Hunter SharpshooterII
    68
    1 times

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Great of you to return to the family

  5. #5

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Thats more joy than finding it
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  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2010
    Western Massachusetts
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    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Haha yeah, it sure is, I'm still kinda surprised by it. Too bad it wasn't whole though...Oh well! And thanks Tpmrpc for the nomination!

  7. #7

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Quote Originally Posted by RelicHunter97
    Haha yeah, it sure is, I'm still kinda surprised by it. Too bad it wasn't whole though...Oh well! And thanks Tpmrpc for the nomination!
    I know it all crosses our minds about how it could have looked, but you can only get it in the condition it was found & hope to not do it further damage. That's why when they beat the odds it's better
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2010
    Western Massachusetts
    White's MXT
    696
    298 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Yupp amen to that!

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2007
    Northen New Mexico
    don't laugh viper trident/ E.Trac
    492
    108 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    It's things like that, that jogs old memories, maybe you'll get an interesting story and a little history, always fun talking to the old timers when ever you get a chance. Congratulations on the find.
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  10. #10

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Great post. Congrats on finding the family who it once belonged to. You get a "A" in that class.
    Looking forward to seeing what else you find.
    -MM-
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  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2009
    E-trac, Excal, ACE 250 for my son
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    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Now that's just cool!
    Let's keep it positive

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2008
    South Korea
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    28 times
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    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    If it does jog a few memories, then what I see as a (possible) reward, is a BUNCH OF NEW
    LAND opened up for your detecting pleasure. One good turn deserves another. Hope it
    is something that one of the family remembers.
    Good job.
    Can't find it if you're watching tv at home, your machine isn't on, and the head of your detector is pointed up!!

  13. #13
    um
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
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    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    Interesting find. I hope she comes back with a story about it.

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2009
    Jersey Cape
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    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    those folks will appreciate getting a piece of family history ... wtg
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  15. #15

    Re: Tag Returned to family after 100+ Years

    pretty cool! awesome job!
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