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    Reading Charles Garrett's book,,,,again ! resulted in 2 Mercs & a Wheatie

    Whenever I'm bored, I always reread Successful Coin Hunting , Probably have read it literally 20 times in 30 years, I read it 4 times before I even got my hands on a detector. Well I was reading,and came upon the part about hunting rual mailboxs as folks would put money in them to pay for postage,,,, the light bulb went off , so I headed to my old rual cabin I lived in for 12 years,I know it was built in the late 40's and the one next to it was built in the early 30's, so I'm thinking maybeeeeee , sure enough ,within 7-8 feet of my old mailbox I found 2 toasted Mercury dimes in the road by the edge, one is a 1919 and the other is a 19-- . They have been chewed by the road graders for all these years,and sure could have came from some boxes up the road a short ways. After awhile and not finding anymore, I stepped up the bank to swing behind the mailbox and found the 1953 S Wheatie. Not too bad for a hour of swinging. Thanks Mr Garrett !!!
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    I've got that book and read it almost ten years ago. Thanks for reminding me about that. Gonna drive up the roads and try it!
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    Yep, as a boy that was the book that got me hooked. I didn't get a real detector until I was in college, but that book was the one that inspired me. I still dust it off every so often, funny how much things have changed, but how much is still the same.
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    I'm gonna have to put that on my reading list.
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    Garrett has many more great books on their website and so does Eastern & Western Treasure magazine.

    http://www.garrett.com/hobbysite/hbby_ram_books.aspx

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    Back in the '70s three of us got autographed copies from Charles. He told me he wanted a shovel like mine,
    and my friend found one at a Army/Navy store so we drove over to Garland TX and gave him an authentic
    Army folding shovel. Although Bill Mahan, also in Garland, made a better BFO I carried a Garrett Master
    Hunter for years namely because he swapped me one for a Groundhog VLF. That thing wouldn't work in
    some of the gound in NE Texas.
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    That book is a great book with tons of good info, nice Mercs
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    Nice finds (and great idea about mailbox swings) PikesPeakCharlie. Thanks for sharing...
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    Thats a book i will have to buy.Great finds.Congrats.HH.
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    Any find is a good find to me.It proves my md is working.

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    my aunt bought that book for me when I was about 13 years old. I loaned it out a good many years ago and of course never got it back.
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    Thanks for all the replies !!! If you dont have the book ,, get it !! The book really caught my attention 30 years ago, because of all the stuff about the Garretts trips to Cripple Creek,I have literaly walked in Mr Garretts footsteps , and found some things he missed,,, or just didnt get close enough to ,although some of the places he wrote about up here,no longer exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PikesPeakCharlie View Post
    Thanks for all the replies !!! If you dont have the book ,, get it !! The book really caught my attention 30 years ago, because of all the stuff about the Garretts trips to Cripple Creek,I have literaly walked in Mr Garretts footsteps , and found some things he missed,,, or just didnt get close enough to ,although some of the places he wrote about up here,no longer exist.
    No way! You found things behind THE Charles Garrett?
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    Diggin it out of my library now, thanks for the book reminder,congrats on your finds.
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    That book is old, yet the information is new! Don't forget the old bus stops around your town!
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