Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
    12,686
    266 times

    March 7, 1909 Portland Potato Patch Gold

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	portland.GIF 
Views:	608 
Size:	26.7 KB 
ID:	295501  
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  2. #2
    us
    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    White's Coinmaster Pro
    4,047
    702 times

    Re: March 7, 1909 Portland Potato Patch Gold

    This article first appeared in this format from The New York Times of March 7, 1909, Sunday, p. 1.

    Here is another reference:

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstrac...659C946897D6CF

    I have so far been unable to find a reference to Richard Cornett in Portland, Oregon in 1909. It seems possible that he was living near Portland, but the article did not want to let others know exactly where. Seems a little devious for The Times, but maybe they were developing a sense of propriety in identifying a particular person at a particular place for a particular time.

    I will do more research in local newspaper archives, and post later. In 1909 of course, there was no such thing as a metal detector. If the area is still rural, there might be a chance of recovering more gold.

  3. #3
    us
    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    White's Coinmaster Pro
    4,047
    702 times

    Re: March 7, 1909 Portland Potato Patch Gold

    Have been unable to find any further information on this topic at this time. What is truly unusual is that I was unable to find anything in The Oregonian, which was the largest newspaper on the west coast at that time.

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
    4,095
    124 times

    Re: March 7, 1909 Portland Potato Patch Gold

    Found this in the Coos Bay Times, March 10, 1909. It's kinda funny that a local paper picked it up three days after the New York Times.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Potato Gold.png 
Views:	799 
Size:	833.3 KB 
ID:	595738  

  5. #5
    us
    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    White's Coinmaster Pro
    4,047
    702 times

    Re: March 7, 1909 Portland Potato Patch Gold

    Thanks, Jeffro! I suspected there must have been another source for this cache. Didn't realize it was found so close to home. I have a brother who lives in Milwaukie.

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

1909 event in portland oregon
,
1909 portland
,
korblys potato patato patch oregon
,
march 1909
,
potato patch cache oregon
,
potato patch gold
,

potato patch treasure

,

potato patch treasure oregon

,
potato patch treasure, oregon
,
what is a potato patch in gold
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0