The beach then the Fair Grounds

cooper1841

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Hit the beach at sunrise.for a few hours.....lots of clad and a beautiful view 101_9165.JPG 101_9163.JPG 101_9168.JPG ..........Headed out to the Fair Grounds. 4- H Fair got over Sat.. Hunted where the carnival was for a couple hours.....Oh boy, so many targets, I usually don't cherry pick, but I did today 101_9169.JPG S 101_9169.JPG o many tokens!!!
 
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Old fair grounds are one of the best places to find old coins. I once hunted a school here in Fl. and started finding silver from 1888 to 1934. Lot's of silver. I also found a class ring from 1932. I contacted the school to see if I could find the owner. The principal said the school was built on the old fair grounds and that's why I found so many old coins and yes, I did get to return the class ring.

The BIG problem is finding out where the grounds were. You can't google them because all you will get are the new fair grounds. If the library has micro film of newspapers you can search there for stories about the fairs but a lot of the time you won't get an address...
 

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Great post what part of Michigan Im in A2 Ann Arbor
 
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Old fair grounds are one of the best places to find old coins. I once hunted a school here in Fl. and started finding silver from 1888 to 1934. Lot's of silver. I also found a class ring from 1932. I contacted the school to see if I could find the owner. The principal said the school was built on the old fair grounds and that's why I found so many old coins and yes, I did get to return the class ring.

The BIG problem is finding out where the grounds were. You can't google them because all you will get are the new fair grounds. If the library has micro film of newspapers you can search there for stories about the fairs but a lot of the time you won't get an address...

Our Fair Grounds is the old County Poor Farm, and has been in use since the 1850's. Now over 400 acre multi use facility, made up of old farm sites the County purchased. I have researched been relic hunting them for 5 years, with great success. All the coins on my banner at the bottom were found there!!
 
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I love the lake shore pics. I could fire up the detector and walk for miles enjoying the beautiful view. The "beautiful view" around here is now cornfields.??? Gary
 
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I love the lake shore pics. I could fire up the detector and walk for miles enjoying the beautiful view. The "beautiful view" around here is now cornfields.??? Gary

I am sure I take this for granted. I live 2 miles from Lake Huron and the St. Clair River, been here my whole life, best walleye fishin in the world. Pretty good detecting too!!
 

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Nice finds...….and beautiful beach view
 
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Beautiful photos and nice finds! :occasion14:
 

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