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« on: November 22, 2009, 06:17:12 pm »
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I watch with interest all you guys doing parks, so I found some greenery along the Niagara peninsular that looked like it would give up some goodies "I dont do parks!" anyway it was a great day for weather and I was "up" for the task ahead. As you may know I am a relic hunter but life is hard in the bush so I thought I would do something near a "Tim Hortons" where I can sneak out for a coffee now and again oh and a doughnut   or   two.
I couldn't beleive that the first thing I found was a fragment of 5" howizer hollow shot from 1812 followed by a piece of 12" mortor shell 1812, then the coins started coming 40 pennies three lonies five quarters seven nickles five dimes two were stuck together and both U S they were the only silver of the day but it was great to possess them I nicked the Roozvelt dime ...The Mercury dime is 1943  the other is  1948 as we are so close to the U S border a lot of the coins were U S.One item of interest was a 1939 medalion with Geo VI and the queen mum also 3 musket balls one is very obviously "chewed"
Also found a leg from a "pot belly" stove, much to my dismay I found a NY reg plate from a car buried about 10" down 1929 and in restorable condition it was or had been Yellow, not wanting to lug it around I placed it up in a tree for later recovery but forgot it, now I,m hoping no one will notice it so I can get it later........HH...Johnnn

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 12:25:00 pm »
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nice finds john,its allways a suprise doing parks you will never know what will turn up,I do alot of park hunting,relic hunting when I can,that NY 1929 number plate could be some smugglers plate seen that it was found close to the US border,could have some thing to do with the smuggle of canadian whiskey into the states during prohabition..mikek

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 04:10:52 pm »
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 :)Sounds like you should do more parks that was a nice haul. How much time did you spend there?

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 04:35:22 pm »
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Good hunt! Sounds like fun! Happy Hunting! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 05:22:17 pm »
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I spent about 7 hours with a half hour break, I,m still lamenting that vehicle plate hope its still there, I am going to another 1812 site close that location this Sat so I will swing by and see if I can grab it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 05:31:35 pm »
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Good luck keep us posted Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 01:54:35 pm »
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One of the Kennedy family probably lost that tag during a run. Ha! Ha!

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 04:02:45 pm »
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Yeah there's astory there somewhere, I didn't get to it last week but if the snow holds of I will hopefully pick it up this week.
I would like to do a "before and after shot" on it I believe yellow with black lettering........here's hoping........HH  Johnnn

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