🔎 UNIDENTIFIED I went hunting for Wagon Parts on the old Barlow Road in Mount Hood Oregon but its just a single trail covered in trees now this is what I found what

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I was up at the old Barlow Road and I hiked in a mile and got out the metal detectgor and started working the area it is just a trail but once was a busy road back in 1700 or more
this is what I found it was in the SWAMP and had 5 inches of rock and sand covered in it and took a while to get all the rocks off it and this is what popped out
what is this?
I am thinking its a wagon wheel lugnut because of the grooves you can just screw it on with your hand and connect the iron wheel to the wagon with this?

That is just my guess any idea what year this is or what it is please help me out this is one awesome piece

It was weird because there is no way for a wagon to get thhrough because all the trees that are grown unless the trees were not there back in 1700s and it was a road and the trees were recently grown
fun fact there is a ski trail righg by this trail and the mount hood highway old highway is down the way

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Did you hike in to where the Oregon Trail crosses Hihgway 26
I found this and a few other things a old snap hook
 
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I found this puppy too
 

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What is this thing?
 

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i found these old chains
 

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a harness to pull a wagon using a horse a brass snap hook to slide the strap through and pull the chain
 

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when did they stop using wagons on the barlow road?
 
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keep in mind I found these at the top of Laurerl Hill

The direction of travel was effectively one-way until 1861, when a better road was blasted through Laurel Hill.
 
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There were no known European presence in that part of Oregon until the early 1800's. (Lewis & Clark Expedition I804-1806 and they traveled along the Columbia River.) The Barlow road was pioneered to avoid floating the rapids in the Columbia River on the way to the Willamete Valley where pioneers were settling the Oregon County. Wagons were not introduced into the Barlow Road area until later in the 1800's.
 
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There were no known European presence in that part of Oregon until the early 1800's. (Lewis & Clark Expedition I804-1806 and they traveled along the Columbia River.) The Barlow road was pioneered to avoid floating the rapids in the Columbia River on the way to the Willamete Valley where pioneers were settling the Oregon County. Wagons were not introduced into the Barlow Road area until later in the 1800's.
true story but if it is from the 1850s wagon harness it was probably made years before that?
 
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There were no known European presence in that part of Oregon until the early 1800's. (Lewis & Clark Expedition I804-1806 and they traveled along the Columbia River.) The Barlow road was pioneered to avoid floating the rapids in the Columbia River on the way to the Willamete Valley where pioneers were settling the Oregon County. Wagons were not introduced into the Barlow Road area until later in the 1800's.
also keep in mind Barlow bought the route from indians who helped him the road was already there for the indians
 
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