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    Two+ Weeks From the Street Projects

    I have spent quite a bit of time in the past couple of weeks scouring over blocks and blocks worth of old road base on two large road projects in old parts of the city. This can be some real tough digging! I didnít come away with any old silver but did find some other interesting items that were dropped many years ago when horse and buggy last rode over these streets. Now itís all covered with new road base gravel and soon concrete, buried again for generations. Not pictured are many, many pounds of scrap lead, brass and copper.


    I'll let the pictures do the talking, but the highlights were: 1865 2 Cent, 1869 2 Cent and 1863 Our Army CWT.

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    Some superb finds there! I know the area and have been chomping on the bit to get out but just havent had the time. Just glad to see you made those nice saves. Congrats on the hard work paying off!

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    I never had luck with street tear outs. Great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Some superb finds there! I know the area and have been chomping on the bit to get out but just havent had the time. Just glad to see you made those nice saves. Congrats on the hard work paying off!

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    Thanks! Unfortunately, the last part of this was covered over with base gravel as of today, it was a good run while it lasted. Good luck on getting out this fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah View Post
    I never had luck with street tear outs. Great job
    Thank you! Not all street tearouts are productive in the street. Over the years I have learned when MDing in the street is a good idea and when not. It's hard to describe, but I know the old dirt when I see some tell tale signs that they made it down to the old road base. In the case of one of these projects, the stone curbing was still in place (put in circa 1910) and the street had never been torn up according to the city DPW plans, so it dated to the early 1880's.

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    Wow 2 2centers! And a civil war token too. Great finds!
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    Thats an amazing variety of finds, Congrats.
    I noticed some old houses in the back ground, I hope you do a little door knocking there!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Thats an amazing variety of finds, Congrats.
    I noticed some old houses in the back ground, I hope you do a little door knocking there!!!
    Thanks! Of course, already have some permissions lined up, but we need rain before hitting those yards.
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    Your finds picture I just love. It really captures another time. Great recoveries and thx for posting the entire group of finds. WD
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    Don’t suggest he door knock! Excellent finds there buddy!

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