A beautiful and historically significant recovery, congratulations!
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Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a Showcase at school that you can diplay your Finds. Also a Great Security Camera. goldnugget, Vote Banner
If any other teachers out there are interested, I will be developing a curriculum to help guide this class going forward. It will be aligned with Common Core standards and VT State Standards across all subject areas (meaning it will cover content in science, social studies, math and ELA) at all grade levels. I'll be happy to share the curriculum and any lesson plans developed along with it.
We at the Kindle Farm School are fortunate to have our campus located on a property that dates from the 1750's. Our treasure hunting class finds all kinds of neat items, but none so far as neat as this one! Last week while doing some trail building we uncovered this absolutely incredible bayonet. It was in found adjacent to a stream bed and either washed out of the hill side or was dug out of the stream while preparing it for the trail bridge. After comparing it to pictures we found online, it looks like those that were made between the time of the American Revolution and the Civil War. We haven't attempted to clean it yet, but it has the letter U followed by some other lettering on the side. Can anyone give a more specific date range for it? The integrity of the metal is incredible, its still razor sharp and has minimal rust issues. Should we use apple cider vinegar to restore it a bit?
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The kids have a blast. We were able to buy 2 Garrett Ace 250's in the Fall. They have served us well, but now the class is so popular that we need to figure out a way to buy a few more to meet the demand.
This thread deserves some special award itself! The find is most certainly deserving of the banner, but the generosity of the members is just as incredible.
I agree 100%. Inspirational. Both oxbowbarefoot and the school are very deserving of high praise for providing a unique way to engage & teach the students. The selfless generosity of Bedford and some of the members here humbles me to no end. Bedford has my recommendation and my future business.