Oct 20, 2012, 10:41 AM
I regret that I have but one life to dig...
Could this be a privy?
This is near an old ghost town that was occupied in the early 1920's. there are several foundations in this immediate area. Could this be a privy? I don't even think its wide enough for me to fit my shoulders through. Thanks for looking.
Oct 20, 2012 10:41 AM
Oct 20, 2012, 10:56 AM
Maybe a well? Looks awful small to be a pooper?
Oct 20, 2012, 10:59 AM
It looks like a old cistern for storing water.
Oct 20, 2012, 11:00 AM
Lord of Pull Tabs
Looks like an old cellar hole that was filled in similar to one in my area. It's size would suggest a privy however. Based on its location to other foundations around it you can make a determination. Locate a larger house foundation and take a look out the "back door" area. If its far enough but not to far then I would say privy, if it's further out around old fence posts or other torn down materials it could be a cellar/ice hole to a shed of some kind that had no foundation. When I have found a privy there are normally more then one on some land my family has you can see where the outhouse was moved many times not to far from its original lactation. Most easily noticed by ground slumps were the ground sunk over time.
Either way I would say investigate the area well with your detector. I myself have found great coins, bottles, old signs and other like rusted treasures littered around such holes.
Last edited by Maxore; Oct 20, 2012 at 11:02 AM.
Oct 20, 2012, 02:12 PM
Could be a privy, could be for an old septic tank too...??
Dig it up and find out, you could probe it first with a long metal pole and if the probe sinks easy it maybe a privy and you should dig it up !!
Keep @ it and HH !!
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Oct 20, 2012, 03:05 PM
Oct 20, 2012, 03:59 PM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....
That would be my first guess too. Still might have some good stuff in it though.
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Oct 20, 2012, 09:34 PM
Yep, that would be my first guess too. Good luck!!!
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