diggergirl

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Hi everyone,
We’ve been cleaning up the yard and digging around a bit. I found these stamped markers. They don’t line up and there are at least two or three separate ones (hard to dig with a toddler). Some were in a fire pit. Then I realized we have an old pole (tree?) with a pulley (not a clothesline) and nails going up it. My home was built in 1940, but in a historic 18th 19th century mill area. (Bristol ct). Any clue what this is? Thank you so much!
 

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Mackaydon

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Around here (Indiana) you see them on old brick schoolhouses
They are over the door, they might have the school name and date of opening for instance
 
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I can't help you with ID-ing your finds but if I were in the Bristol area, I'd concentrate on the area of Lake Compounce; the oldest (1846) continually operating amusement park in the US. An amusement park next to a lake would be an ideal place to metal detect and dive.
Don.....
Source: https://connecticuthistory.org/lake...musements-to-the-states-residents-since-1846/
PS: Welcome to treasurenet !!
Thank you, Mackayden! So Lake Compounce is completely built up and there’s no more hiking areas. However, since my dad was a police officer (best guy…everyone loved him), we were allowed to fish at lake compounce after hours. I caught the biggest large mouth bass of my life there. (No one can fish there). I’m on the other side of town where there was a road from Hartford. And the Leatherman travelled here. Here’s some crockery I’ve found and an axe head.
 

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Around here (Indiana) you see them on old brick schoolhouses
They are over the door, they might have the school name and date of opening for instance
Thank you, Peyton. I guess I’ll have to go to the library and find a map
 

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pulley system is a clothes line the Amish and meninites used from the corner of there house to the top of a pull. Or from the top of a pole to a near by tree they do not like to carry the clothes to far hope that helps with the pully and also I would either say a building keystone.
 

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as in the pole I would say an old telephone pole they replace the land owners got it and turned it into a clothes line if you know who the owners was get me that info and I can research it for you
 

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Hi everyone,
We’ve been cleaning up the yard and digging around a bit. I found these stamped markers. They don’t line up and there are at least two or three separate ones (hard to dig with a toddler). Some were in a fire pit. Then I realized we have an old pole (tree?) with a pulley (not a clothesline) and nails going up it. My home was built in 1940, but in a historic 18th 19th century mill area. (Bristol ct). Any clue what this is? Thank you so much!
Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

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It looks like I can see the word "died" on one of the pieces of concrete. Could be an old gravestone marker. As far as the pole goes, because it has the pulley, it was obviously used to haul something up, like for skinning a deer ?
 
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Hold on a second
A stone with writing?
A fire pit?
A wooden pole with ancient nails?
A pulley for lifting heavy items?
Are you on oak island?
Holy Cow! I am! How did I not know??!!
pulley system is a clothes line the Amish and meninites used from the corner of there house to the top of a pull. Or from the top of a pole to a near by tree they do not like to carry the clothes to far hope that helps with the pully and also I would either say a building keystone.
the house was built in the 1940’s. After I get the 2year old down for her nap, I’ll take better pictures. We had a few mills on this street for clocks and clock cabinets but where do you see “died”? That would explain a bit.

Apparently there’s also money and an invaluable cross hidden. I think it’s in our root cellar. It’s stone and doesn’t match the house. Has anyone ever found anything in a root cellar?
 

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pulley system is a clothes line the Amish and meninites used from the corner of there house to the top of a pull. Or from the top of a pole to a near by tree they do not like to carry the clothes to far hope that helps with the pully and also I would either say a building keystone.
I'm missing the connection of the Amish/Mennonites using a bully system for clothes.
Pulley for clothes lines were the standard equipment for every house in the country before driers took over.
 

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Hold on a second
A stone with writing?
A fire pit?
A wooden pole with ancient nails?
A pulley for lifting heavy items?
Are you on oak island?
I was thinking the same thing LOL !! It's Friday, I'm at work and I'm bored ! Needed a good giggle .
 

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The pole is obviously a power or telephone pole. The triangular indentations all over it are the marks left by a linemans climbing spikes. The pulley is rigged to support vertical stress, not horizontal stress as it would be if it were part of a clothesline, and is a temporary type simply hung by a hook, not fastened permanently to the pole. It was used to support the wires and pullropes when the wires were removed. The stamped concrete pieces are part of of the lid of one or more underground utility pull boxes.
 

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Hi everyone,
We’ve been cleaning up the yard and digging around a bit. I found these stamped markers. They don’t line up and there are at least two or three separate ones (hard to dig with a toddler). Some were in a fire pit. Then I realized we have an old pole (tree?) with a pulley (not a clothesline) and nails going up it. My home was built in 1940, but in a historic 18th 19th century mill area. (Bristol ct). Any clue what this is? Thank you so much!
cool markers and welcome aboard!
 

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