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    Ohio Door Knocking with Tony & Noah

    Tim (Noah) and I drove to Ohio this weekend to meet up with Tony Two-Cent.
    The weather forecast called for rain all night and then clearing up by 7:00 AM. It did in fact rain all night and it was still raining when I got up at 5:00. I'm only telling you this because when we started digging, the soil was absolutely DRY. I for the life of me can't explain it!

    It was rough finding permissions, a lot of small yards and no answers, but we all managed a few finds. I dug 2 Indians, 2 mercs, 1 rosie, a token, 1 old flat button, 18 wheat cents and my find of the trip, an 1847 Large Cent.
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    The Sunset on the drive home!

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    Thanks to Tony & Tim for sharing a weekend of treasure hunting with me! Next time I'll pick a better town!!
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    Sounds like a good time with friends. Congrats on the largie and all those other goodies.
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    The dry conditions were a shock after driving through pouring rain the whole way there. I'm glad you got that large cent. Oldest coin of the weekend! That flat button is old too. It might be what they call a coin button. I'll let the experts weigh in on that.

    It was great detecting with you, Don! Congrats on your finds!
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    I was in Ohio this weekend too. I was at my farm in Mt Vernon setting up tree stands for hunting. Yes it rained a small amount on Friday night but our farm has had almost no rain for the past 5-6 weeks. The good news is that the fields are getting harvested earlier than normal since the crops are drying up but the bad news is that yards are bone dry and it is harder to get permissions.

    With all that said you did well! Congrats on the silvers and espcecially the LC! I did a little detecting myself at an old honeyhole but no silver.
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    Congrats Don, good to see a post from you, thought the world might be ending. Congrats on all the recoveries. WD
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    Congrats on some great finds ! Nice photo's too !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    I was in Ohio this weekend too. I was at my farm in Mt Vernon setting up tree stands for hunting.
    WOW, small world.
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    That's a pile of keepers, Don!
    That token reminded me of Woody Hayes punching one of the kids

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    Nice copper! I've noticed that "dry dirt" mystery as well. If it has been dry for a while, I think it takes a LOT of rain before it will be noticeable in your plugs.


    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    That's a pile of keepers, Don!
    That token reminded me of Woody Hayes punching one of the kids
    A classic sports moment Drew.
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    Any road trip that gets a large cent is a good one Don! How many does that make now? 15? 20? I'm looking forward to road tripping with you again in the future! Happy digging!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    Any road trip that gets a large cent is a good one Don! How many does that make now? 15? 20? I'm looking forward to road tripping with you again in the future! Happy digging!
    Thanks Dave. The first weekend you're back we're going to hit it!! Seriously!!!!
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    I'd post my finds for the trip but I don't want to embarrass myself. Gave all the good sides of the yards to Don and Tony!

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