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  1. #1
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    Jan 2006
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    Lake Delton

    anybody going to check it out now? gotta be lots of loot there,if anybody finds a gold ring its mine,i lost it years ago it'll be round and gold.let me know when ya find it
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  2. #2
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    Apr 2006
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    Re: Lake Delton

    Sounds like a couple locals have started checking it out already

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...,6464188.story

    About 1/2-way down the article.

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    Re: Lake Delton

    I'm planning on going Friday, if it isn't raining.

  4. #4
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    Re: Lake Delton

    keep us in the loop mick,curious about how it looks out there .................and good luck!
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  5. #5

    Dec 2004
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    Re: Lake Delton

    went fri morn not alot but fun misc. coins and a key and a copper ring. to bad the lake looks like a waste land
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  6. #6
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    Re: Lake Delton

    Not posting my finds yet.
    I noticed that no-one really utilizes all the signature space provided, so I figured to be REALLY original I would make up the longest signature that I could and probably just leave it as one big run on sentence because all that punctuation just takes up way too much space-HH.

  7. #7
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    Re: Lake Delton

    i guess you found something,why the secrect?
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  8. #8

    Mar 2008
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    Re: Lake Delton

    what did you find??
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
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  9. #9
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    Jun 2008
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    Re: Lake Delton

    I made it to Lake Delton today. Not much to be had. There is just so much area to hunt. Plus from the holes it looks like alot has already been hauled out. Anyone on here find any really cool stuff. What about silver? It isnt like you have to disclose where in the 250 acre lake ya found it!

  10. #10
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    Re: Lake Delton

    hey goldfish,still waiting
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

  11. #11
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    May 2008
    Wisconsin
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    Re: Lake Delton


    I spent some time out there, and it's a lot of lake bed to cover, about 250 acres.

    My total take was not worth mentioning, but others I saw made as much as a couple of bucks in clads. Ho hum.

    I'm sure there are a few rings and such, but I was struck by how little I found in the hours I spent there.

    I heard there were a few guns found, but that could probably be said of almost any lake in this hunting country. Lots of anchors, fish poles, can's, bottles, general junk.

    The kids ended up clearing out pop cans from the swimming beach so that no one would get cut on them when the water returns.
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

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    Re: Lake Delton

    A history book I'm reading says some of Lake Delton was the town of Newport, WI founded by Bailey and Bowman in 1849. The railroad ultimately went across the WI river about 2 miles north, now WI Dells, so newport kinda died. Lake Delton was created in the 1920's. Dawn Manor, which still stands along the lake shore is the only known Newport building still standing. The filling of Lake Delton covered some of the town. Other portions of the town can be "eyed" by looking for non-native vegetation such as lilacs and locusts that still bloom today. They will lead you to slight hollows in the ground, the remnants of the cellars of the bygone homes. Now, knowing that, you dirt busters in the area have some new leads to old places! Good Luck! TTC (source:Ghost towns of WI, 1977 Stark)
    WARNING: TerryC has so much TOXIC MASCULINITY that he is known to cause cancer in California.

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    Re: Lake Delton

    A lot of the old newport sites have been heavily hunted. Trust me, I know. Many of the locals know about it, that includes everyone I've met that owns an MD. It is neat history tho'.
    I noticed that no-one really utilizes all the signature space provided, so I figured to be REALLY original I would make up the longest signature that I could and probably just leave it as one big run on sentence because all that punctuation just takes up way too much space-HH.

  14. #14
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    Re: Lake Delton

    Lake Delton was created in 1927, and Newport fizzled by 1850 and was all folded up by around 1870. I don't think that anything is due to be found by assuming that the two are related.

    Quite a time gap there.

    I was struck by how little was found in the lake. I've done much better in small old parks. My understanding talking to old timers is that it used to be a sorghum field (wet meadow).

    Here's Lake Delton last weekend, looking west.
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    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

  15. #15
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    Re: Lake Delton

    hey goldfish is it time to show your finds yet?
    the dreams of the young are the regrets of the old

 

 
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