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    Gold award or plaque of some type?

    Found in a river in a couple feet of water.maybe gold cause sure looks nice coming outta the ground in water after 150 years...Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1861878heres the front and back of it.
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    gb
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    Interesting. You didn't give a location, but did you by any chance find this in Oregon, or anywhere along the Columbia/Willamette River systems?

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    I dont know but I like it

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    Found in very low river in New England.

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    Shoo Fly was a Stern wheel driven steamship that operated on the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the 1870ís. Hereís a link to some history about it:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoo_Fly_(sternwheeler)

    Could be a pretty valuable piece of history.

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    gb
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertexplorer View Post
    Shoo Fly was a Stern wheel driven steamship that operated on the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the 1870’s. Here’s a link to some history about it:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoo_Fly_(sternwheeler)

    Could be a pretty valuable piece of history.
    That's why I asked if it was found in Oregon... but the answer seems to be 'New England', which doesn't appear to have any obvious connection.

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    cool find,please keep us posted what you find out,did you find it detecting ,or?
    brad

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    Yes I was metal detecting in about a foot of water along a river in New England. Was buried pretty good

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    Thanks maybe there is a connection

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    Looks like packaging or advertising for something - almost like a tin lid. I know Iíve seen the three notched out triangle parts on something before.

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    Gold award or plaque of some type?

    I just threw the steamship out there as a remote connection but reading more about it probably unlikely... kind of a coincidence too that the Shoo Fly steamship launched in1870
    Last edited by desertexplorer; Sep 07, 2020 at 05:57 PM.

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    https://www.tribstar.com/community/h...07806a4be.html

    According to this article it would fit the time period of the shoo fly mechanical fan... perhaps it's related?
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ID:	1861954could be cattle award or name of steamboat or even a vintage pie called shoo fly ...guess it’s a pretty common 1800’s term
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    I thought Shoo-Fly was a pie?

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    It says "PAT APPL'D FOR" at the very top. It almost definitely came off of a device of some kind.
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