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    Oct 2010
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    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.
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    Maybe a well? Looks awful small to be a pooper?

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    It looks like a old cistern for storing water.
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    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rodgerdodger View Post
    It looks like a old cistern for storing water.
    That would be my first guess too. Still might have some good stuff in it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    That would be my first guess too. Still might have some good stuff in it though.
    Yep, that would be my first guess too. Good luck!!!

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