Bucket List Token found 2x!!!!

luke_00

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Hello everyone, I just recently found mine and my dads bucket list token. Here’s how the story begins. My grandma just recently bought some property not too far up the road from us and it has a nice big yard beside the creek that use to be a tobacco patch back in the 60’s on up through the 80’s. Also the back in the 20’s-40’s a branch of the ET&WNC(Tweetsie) use to run along creek that runs along her property. The train was a logging train and there was a logging camp farther up the mountain and ran logs from there to a mill in Tennessee. Well I figured it wouldn’t do no harm to swing and see if anything showed up. Originally I was mainly thinking about someone losing something working the tobacco fields but anway I found a bent up Buffalo nickel from 1923. Given the date that is exactly the time they were up in our area logging. So things looked up but for the reminder of the time I detected I didn’t find anything of significance. So it was a while before I went back. When I went back I decided to hunt the main yard(I was off in the side to begin with) and it was getting late that evening and found a couple things that were of that age and got a decent single and popped it out and it was a thin disc. First I thought a clad quarter but it was too thin. So I started to wipe of the dirt and low and behold there was the words boone fork lumber company. I was ecstatic. This is a token that my dad and I have been wanting to find ever since we knew about the token. By that time is was about 9:15 and I just couldn’t see anymore. So me and dad came back the following day. And not too far into the hunt dad popped out a 1919 Mercury dime. So now we are thinking that her property might’ve been a camp. Given the location it would make a great camp and the train ran right beside there. So we are hunting and find some more relics of the age and next thing I know I get another solid single and out pops another one! I couldn’t believe it. These tokens are pretty rare. They are good for one meal at the Boonefork lumber company housing, and boone fork was only in business from the mid teens to the mid twenties. So a pretty rare exciting find. Not one but two! I know I won’t sell them but the last one we found online was several years ago and it sold for $225. Anyways at this point we are thinking this had to be some sort of camp that some of the loggers stayed at. So by this point my mom and sisters come up and they want to detect and shortly there after my sister and I was going along and I popped out a 1916 mercury dime. So we flipped it over and carefully removed the dirt where the mint mark would be and……. Nothing. But that’s ok I still have my two tokens! So as the day goes on me and dad had to get back to work and mom found a 1927 wheatie so she thought that was pretty neat. Then when me and dad got off work we detected for just a few minutes not long and I got my first Indian head penny! A 1906. So all in all I’d say a pretty good hunt. We still have quite a bit of ground to cover so there might be more. Would’ve been happy with one token but two is fine by be! Two very neat local pieces of history. Thanks for stopping by.
 

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luke_00

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UPDATE:
My dad and myself had some time this evening to go back and detect some more. Right off dad found a 1911 Wheatie. Things were quite and then I heard dad holler, so I went to see and he was holding his first token! So this makes 3 between both of us! So we continue on and then I pop out another one. 4 TOKENS! So at this point we are thinking it had to be a camp of some sort!
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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Hello everyone, I just recently found mine and my dads bucket list token. Here’s how the story begins. My grandma just recently bought some property not too far up the road from us and it has a nice big yard beside the creek that use to be a tobacco patch back in the 60’s on up through the 80’s. Also the back in the 20’s-40’s a branch of the ET&WNC(Tweetsie) use to run along creek that runs along her property. The train was a logging train and there was a logging camp farther up the mountain and ran logs from there to a mill in Tennessee. Well I figured it wouldn’t do no harm to swing and see if anything showed up. Originally I was mainly thinking about someone losing something working the tobacco fields but anway I found a bent up Buffalo nickel from 1923. Given the date that is exactly the time they were up in our area logging. So things looked up but for the reminder of the time I detected I didn’t find anything of significance. So it was a while before I went back. When I went back I decided to hunt the main yard(I was off in the side to begin with) and it was getting late that evening and found a couple things that were of that age and got a decent single and popped it out and it was a thin disc. First I thought a clad quarter but it was too thin. So I started to wipe of the dirt and low and behold there was the words boone fork lumber company. I was ecstatic. This is a token that my dad and I have been wanting to find ever since we knew about the token. By that time is was about 9:15 and I just couldn’t see anymore. So me and dad came back the following day. And not too far into the hunt dad popped out a 1919 Mercury dime. So now we are thinking that her property might’ve been a camp. Given the location it would make a great camp and the train ran right beside there. So we are hunting and find some more relics of the age and next thing I know I get another solid single and out pops another one! I couldn’t believe it. These tokens are pretty rare. They are good for one meal at the Boonefork lumber company housing, and boone fork was only in business from the mid teens to the mid twenties. So a pretty rare exciting find. Not one but two! I know I won’t sell them but the last one we found online was several years ago and it sold for $225. Anyways at this point we are thinking this had to be some sort of camp that some of the loggers stayed at. So by this point my mom and sisters come up and they want to detect and shortly there after my sister and I was going along and I popped out a 1916 mercury dime. So we flipped it over and carefully removed the dirt where the mint mark would be and……. Nothing. But that’s ok I still have my two tokens! So as the day goes on me and dad had to get back to work and mom found a 1927 wheatie so she thought that was pretty neat. Then when me and dad got off work we detected for just a few minutes not long and I got my first Indian head penny! A 1906. So all in all I’d say a pretty good hunt. We still have quite a bit of ground to cover so there might be more. Would’ve been happy with one token but two is fine by be! Two very neat local pieces of history. Thanks for stopping by.
Thats is a very cool relic in-an-of itself but the local significance is really intriguing. Good job all that hard work paid off got yourself some really awesome history!
 

Digger RJ

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Hello everyone, I just recently found mine and my dads bucket list token. Here’s how the story begins. My grandma just recently bought some property not too far up the road from us and it has a nice big yard beside the creek that use to be a tobacco patch back in the 60’s on up through the 80’s. Also the back in the 20’s-40’s a branch of the ET&WNC(Tweetsie) use to run along creek that runs along her property. The train was a logging train and there was a logging camp farther up the mountain and ran logs from there to a mill in Tennessee. Well I figured it wouldn’t do no harm to swing and see if anything showed up. Originally I was mainly thinking about someone losing something working the tobacco fields but anway I found a bent up Buffalo nickel from 1923. Given the date that is exactly the time they were up in our area logging. So things looked up but for the reminder of the time I detected I didn’t find anything of significance. So it was a while before I went back. When I went back I decided to hunt the main yard(I was off in the side to begin with) and it was getting late that evening and found a couple things that were of that age and got a decent single and popped it out and it was a thin disc. First I thought a clad quarter but it was too thin. So I started to wipe of the dirt and low and behold there was the words boone fork lumber company. I was ecstatic. This is a token that my dad and I have been wanting to find ever since we knew about the token. By that time is was about 9:15 and I just couldn’t see anymore. So me and dad came back the following day. And not too far into the hunt dad popped out a 1919 Mercury dime. So now we are thinking that her property might’ve been a camp. Given the location it would make a great camp and the train ran right beside there. So we are hunting and find some more relics of the age and next thing I know I get another solid single and out pops another one! I couldn’t believe it. These tokens are pretty rare. They are good for one meal at the Boonefork lumber company housing, and boone fork was only in business from the mid teens to the mid twenties. So a pretty rare exciting find. Not one but two! I know I won’t sell them but the last one we found online was several years ago and it sold for $225. Anyways at this point we are thinking this had to be some sort of camp that some of the loggers stayed at. So by this point my mom and sisters come up and they want to detect and shortly there after my sister and I was going along and I popped out a 1916 mercury dime. So we flipped it over and carefully removed the dirt where the mint mark would be and……. Nothing. But that’s ok I still have my two tokens! So as the day goes on me and dad had to get back to work and mom found a 1927 wheatie so she thought that was pretty neat. Then when me and dad got off work we detected for just a few minutes not long and I got my first Indian head penny! A 1906. So all in all I’d say a pretty good hunt. We still have quite a bit of ground to cover so there might be more. Would’ve been happy with one token but two is fine by be! Two very neat local pieces of history. Thanks for stopping by.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Hello everyone, I just recently found mine and my dads bucket list token. Here’s how the story begins. My grandma just recently bought some property not too far up the road from us and it has a nice big yard beside the creek that use to be a tobacco patch back in the 60’s on up through the 80’s. Also the back in the 20’s-40’s a branch of the ET&WNC(Tweetsie) use to run along creek that runs along her property. The train was a logging train and there was a logging camp farther up the mountain and ran logs from there to a mill in Tennessee. Well I figured it wouldn’t do no harm to swing and see if anything showed up. Originally I was mainly thinking about someone losing something working the tobacco fields but anway I found a bent up Buffalo nickel from 1923. Given the date that is exactly the time they were up in our area logging. So things looked up but for the reminder of the time I detected I didn’t find anything of significance. So it was a while before I went back. When I went back I decided to hunt the main yard(I was off in the side to begin with) and it was getting late that evening and found a couple things that were of that age and got a decent single and popped it out and it was a thin disc. First I thought a clad quarter but it was too thin. So I started to wipe of the dirt and low and behold there was the words boone fork lumber company. I was ecstatic. This is a token that my dad and I have been wanting to find ever since we knew about the token. By that time is was about 9:15 and I just couldn’t see anymore. So me and dad came back the following day. And not too far into the hunt dad popped out a 1919 Mercury dime. So now we are thinking that her property might’ve been a camp. Given the location it would make a great camp and the train ran right beside there. So we are hunting and find some more relics of the age and next thing I know I get another solid single and out pops another one! I couldn’t believe it. These tokens are pretty rare. They are good for one meal at the Boonefork lumber company housing, and boone fork was only in business from the mid teens to the mid twenties. So a pretty rare exciting find. Not one but two! I know I won’t sell them but the last one we found online was several years ago and it sold for $225. Anyways at this point we are thinking this had to be some sort of camp that some of the loggers stayed at. So by this point my mom and sisters come up and they want to detect and shortly there after my sister and I was going along and I popped out a 1916 mercury dime. So we flipped it over and carefully removed the dirt where the mint mark would be and……. Nothing. But that’s ok I still have my two tokens! So as the day goes on me and dad had to get back to work and mom found a 1927 wheatie so she thought that was pretty neat. Then when me and dad got off work we detected for just a few minutes not long and I got my first Indian head penny! A 1906. So all in all I’d say a pretty good hunt. We still have quite a bit of ground to cover so there might be more. Would’ve been happy with one token but two is fine by be! Two very neat local pieces of history. Thanks for stopping by.
big time gratz x 2!
 

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