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« on: July 14, 2009, 02:31:39 pm »
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any of ya all hunt for old bottles, I have a very old dump site just outside topeka kansas I found on the kansas river that is just loaded with old turn of the century bottles, do not think any one else has found this site or been there, although i live in spoke wash, I was in kansas for a long time and found this site by accident one day fishing.  i do plan to go back and spend a week digging for more, some of these bottles lay right on the river banks in the sand as the rain washes the hill away.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 03:51:19 pm »
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SHHHH!

Dont tell or all the bottle hounds will be there, like fleas on a dog!

Im always keeping an eye open, when out in the old gold rush areas of BC, goldrush towns, whether tent, log or whipsaw cabins are scarce, but Im hoping...

Got some insulators, though...

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 04:46:45 pm »
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Sound's like a great spot ,,Take some pic's next time would love to see them

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 07:02:43 pm »
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Sorry I am not a bottle hunter but I know of a good place in Maine if you want to send me an e-mail I will direct you to the site in Scarborough, Maine that I saw about five years ago. No reason to think it has gone anywhere.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 11:14:05 pm »
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 Yeppers sshhh!!!! is the word for sure like a good ol fishing hole, but I tell ya the kansas river is not a place you really want to go it can be pretty brutal. Now you have excellent areas to be in to find old bottles, man if you could locate any old (unused of course) outhouses, they are a bottle bonanza. You can just imagine how many wiskey bottles out there in mine territory. many years ago I used to go up into the mountians of salmon idaho with my grandad, he would point out to me the old mineing cabins, and hunters cabins, and old homesteads, he would at times back in the 1930;s camp out in these old abandon cabins. He is gone a long time now and I would like to go back and hunt these old cabins, but can't rightly remember all the areas.  Sounds to me like you have a good area to hunt in.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 10:01:48 am »
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Yes, I do know a couple places, very isolated... NO roads, at all. You need a horse, and bear spray by the galoon! I am a horse person, but have not been on a horse in 42 years! It makes it kind of hard to persue.

Most places, with roads, have been worked over, long ago.... still, it pays to keep an open eye.

I recently saw a photo, showing some of the ghost town of Vital Creek. It was a big gold rush area, around the turn of century, 1899-1900, or so. I only have a vague idea where it is and I do know I was in about (at least) 10 mi of it, in 2007. Darn!

At the time, we decided to take a road out, shown on the map as a GOOD road, but was a 32 mile swamp rut! We did not want to stick around because our scanner said there was a fire, on the mountain above us (forestry helicopter radio). If we had continued, (I found, with Google Earth, later,) on the first road (which was bad enough) we would have come to a good road in about 2 km ( 1 1/4 mi)!! Maybe we would have seen the ghost town!

I would not go back without a long legged 4x4!

On the way out, we came across a number of abandoned buildings, of course, they were potential bottle sources! But we had visions of fire catching up and didn't want to linger. These buildings did not seem to be connected to the gold rush, more like summer places on Silver Lake.

We also saw a parked 4x4 that was made up of a number of different 4x4s.... we had the uncanny feeling, who ever owned it was setting fires!

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2009, 03:44:34 pm »
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That sounds great.  I grew up near an old dump.  Sure wish I could go there now and dig around.  I am sure there would be lots of great bottles and other finds.  Good luck in your spot and definitely keep it a SECRET.

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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 04:56:55 am »
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Hello Teddi,

 I also grew up near an old bottle dump in albany, georgia, might be what started my love for old bottles although I did not start collecting at that time. I have found one on the spokane river here in washington state. have pulled a few out of it , not really an old dump but is fun to dig. Have been detecting a ball park and have come up with 223 coins in 7 days, not old ones, along with 3 pieces of jewerly (silver). have been to a couple play grounds and no luck yet. What has your machine found for you? Thanks for the reply, hope ya find some gold.

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I am biting my knuckles here just to keep from typing some silly remark. It pains me to give it a miss but you being a newbie and all . . .

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009, 09:05:34 am »
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Don't let the newbee status hold ya back, lay it on me. I used to watch laugh-in so- sock it to me, sock it to me. ha ha . Getting ready to head out to a new site this morning, used to be an old boy scout camp.

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