cache o pennies

naturegirl

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cache o' pennies

Or is it a stash? Anyway, first off THANK YOU SANDCREEK! I finally got to head off with my detector, and I had a good time. Back to bow season now, not as many hunters so I got to sneak out to the lease. I went to the bluff with a small cave, and several names of "Dawson" carved around early 1900's. Very cool place, detected on bluff above cave, nothing. Climbed, slid down to the cave. detectors are tougher than I thought, that's good. Found a penny, then an unfired bullet. I don't what kind, but the whole thing was there, not just the casing. Nothing in the cave.

By now, I'm having a blast! My first time out alone detecting, and my gosh it was fun. It's a tall, long sandstone bluff with ledges, nooks and crannies and undercuts all over it.

I climbed,fell down the next level, and then climbed up several feet, just 'cause it looked interesting. It was very fine, dry sand from the bluff eroding, and big enough for a few people to sit/sleep comfortably. It beeped, and there was a penny under the sand, then again, and again! There was a cavity in the wall inches above where I was finding them, and I thought to myself, I'd put a handful of money there. so I moved the detector into the hole and it beeped like crazy! I had to use my little trowel to dig up 6 more, 12 in all, from the seventies. Not earthshaking, I know, BUT, this was my first time really going out with my detector, and I never dreamed I'd find something like that. I'm sure a hunter put them there for fun, and I did have fun finding them. Besides, they have a lovely green patina. Also found a nice tree fossil underneath Louis Dawson's name. Can't wait to go back.
 

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Charmin

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Re: cache o' pennies

Yeah :headbang:! You finally got bit by the detecting bug, huh? ;D I bet there's more to be found--it looks like that place was used by numerous people---maybe it was a meeting place? Does the land ever get burned off so you can see any remnants of old foundations near this place?
Have you found any information on "Louis Dawson"? I'll have to look in my Osage County Profile book and see if she's in it for you.
Keep us posted and I'm so happy you're using that detector! :icon_thumright: :icon_thumleft:
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Re: cache o' pennies

Yes I've been bitten! And bitten bad. I thought the tug to find one more piece of flint was strong. To walk just another twenty feet to that nice looking spot of dirt and gravel before I turn around to go home was bad. Now I just want to hear the MD beep again. I went back to the same spot and found one more penny I had missed previously. LOL I even passed the detector over the hole several times just in case... I wanted to hear the beep again! There will be deer hunters up there this weekend, so I have to stay away from there, but I'm gonna go somewhere and find something.

happy hunting!
ng
 

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There's something else written above the name. Looks like PAW or RAW, but that might just be part of a name. Have you been back? I sure would like a closer look at that rock.
 

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Raccoon said:
There's something else written above the name. Looks like PAW or RAW, but that might just be part of a name. Have you been back? I sure would like a closer look at that rock.

I see what you mean. Can anyone decipher it?

Then I see: LOU IS OK
DAW SON
 

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krazyace

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I don't think that is a U in louis Is looks more like a C or a G where part of it was chipped or damaged. Look right above the right side of the u and it looks like the top of a c or g.
To the right of OK it looks like there is an L.
 

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krazyace said:
I don't think that is a U in louis Is looks more like a C or a G where part of it was chipped or damaged. Look right above the right side of the u and it looks like the top of a c or g.
To the right of OK it looks like there is an L.
Note that the U looks different from the other letters. It's almost as if that was there as some sort of indicator and the rest was added to throw you off. Have you read Bob Brewer's book about the KGC? Apparently, they would use rocks or beech trees to mark an area, then they would bury an iron pointer that pointed toward the cache, like a pistol or rifle barrel or pointy piece of a plowshare, which they could find with a compass, used as a primitive metal detector. One of the symbols used, along with turkey tracks and hearts, was a horseshoe. Maybe the U is a horseshoe.

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Re: cache o' pennies

Hi guys, thanks for the responses. The word above the name is Pawhuska, nearby town. The U is different from the other letters, I just figured that's the way he wrote, but it does look really different. This land is for sell now, and we may lose the lease soon, I would sure like to look one more time. I've had the metal detector up there all along the base of that bluff, but it's really so big, it's kinda daunting.

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Re: cache o' pennies

You should pass the coil over the face of the bluff too. Sometimes they hid stuff by mudding it up in a hole in the rock.
 

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cool :icon_thumright:
 

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Cool area... I would say that there are some caches hidden around there somewhere. Hope you get to hunt more before the land gets sold.
 

Silenthunter

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Re: cache o' pennies

How old are the pennies you found there, the pic's a great but would like to see a closer view of the coins in ground or the info on them.
 

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That "U" shape is actually a horseshoe or possibly a muleshoe. I would look around for more signs.
 
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Hi shortstack :hello:

I wish I could look more, but the land sold in June. Absolutly broke my heart. But I'm glad I at least got to roam around it for the 5 years we leased it. 1500 acres, sold for one and a half MILLION dollars!!! To a lawyer from Tulsa, who is retiring in his late forties. He's already made a lot of changes to land, and is going to build a house right on top of the bluff. I at least hope he's a history buff, and researches more than I got too. Now we have 700 acres leased closer to home and on a different creek. It's got some history, but not like the place we just lost. :dontknow:
 

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I suggest you contact the lawyer, and see if he will give you permission to continue your hunt of that area, explain to him what you have found, and he may let you return to site to investigate it more. Good Luck
 

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Silenthunter said:
I suggest you contact the lawyer, and see if he will give you permission to continue your hunt of that area, explain to him what you have found, and he may let you return to site to investigate it more. Good Luck

Sure wouldn't hurt to ask him. And if he was a Trial Lawyer (as in ambulance chaser), just offer him the deal that you would do all of the work for just 55% of whatever is recovered and would not charge him anything if nothing is found. :laughing7:
 

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sandcreek4 said:
Yeah :headbang:! You finally got bit by the detecting bug, huh? ;D I bet there's more to be found--it looks like that place was used by numerous people---maybe it was a meeting place? Does the land ever get burned off so you can see any remnants of old foundations near this place?
Have you found any information on "Louis Dawson"? I'll have to look in my Osage County Profile book and see if she's in it for you.
Keep us posted and I'm so happy you're using that detector! :icon_thumright: :icon_thumleft:
sandcreek~~

George and Louis Dawson were brothers. They lived in the area and in Pawhuska. They never married and are buried next to each other just east of the mausoleum in the Pawhuska cemetery. On rock creek north of highway 60 are their names with a date in 1903, and Pawhuska, O.T. They were Ralph and Levi Dawson's uncles. -bill-
 

mrhobbeys

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I saw you figured out what it said but that was after I tried to trace what I could (thought I could) see.
 

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