Looking into 1750s sight 6 miles from my house

Ramapirate

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Looking into 1750's sight 6 miles from my house

I'm taking some of your adivice and doing some investigating previous to digging a site. I went to the map room at the main library today and looked up maps and information on a church out in the country that has been around since the late 1750's. There is a lot of building still going on around the area (high end houses mainly) so there is dirt that is being moved around and scraped off that has been farms from the get go. I've been overlapping old maps over new ones and finding some digable spots that are still around with virtually no change since the original church was built. I won't be digging on church property, just very close if I can get permission. Keep your fingers crossed. I will keep y'all posted.

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Re: Looking into 1750's sight 6 miles from my house

I went to the spot yesterday. It was pouring rain and I didn't even get out of my truck, but looking at the area I am STOKED! There are lots of places to swing and dig once I get permission (I don't think permission will be a problem but you never know until you ask). By investigating this site I've found several others in the area from around the same era. Y'all keep your fingers crossed and I'll keep you posted!

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Re: Looking into 1750's sight 6 miles from my house

wishing you the best of luck at your new spot. :thumbsup:
 
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Re: Looking into 1750's sight 6 miles from my house

I went down to the spot late this afternoon and stayed until after dark. All I found was some old spent rifle shells and nails. It was very hot, humid and buggy. I did find the spring where Cornwallis and his troops stopped to drink (documented). The stones where they tied their horses are still there. It's all right behind a slave cemetary. I'm not getting anywhere near it, not even the wall around it. It's all back in some woods and there's a huge gully near it. It's really near a nice housing development, but there are parts of it I wouldn't hunt without a buddy. There's huge boulders and a dry stream down in the gully and it looked pretty ominous. I'll post more as I have more to post. I'm not giving up on it.

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Re: Looking into 1750's sight 6 miles from my house

where do you go to find an old map of your area so you can do this? a library? I know theres a lot of places in independence missouri or near it that I could go to, but i just dont even know where to start, or what I could even get permission to hunt on.
 

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