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Hidden Treasure in an Old Log Cabin
myruraltv.com ^

Posted on 09/18/2012 4:39:03 AM PDT by djone

"After nearly four decades of tearing down and restoring old log structures a Virginia man has seen a lot of history. When it came time for him and his new bride to restore one for themselves they had no idea just how much history they would uncover." ...In and and around an old cabin were Spanish coins, minnie balls, a spanish crossbow arrowhead and indian artifacts...(2 minute video)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: arrowhead; godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 09/18/2012 4:39:04 AM PDT by djone
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To: djone

http://www.myruraltv.com/?q=news/hidden-treasure


2 posted on 09/18/2012 4:43:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: djone

Television is bunk!


3 posted on 09/18/2012 4:58:35 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: djone; SunkenCiv

... for your consideration. Very cool!


4 posted on 09/18/2012 5:01:59 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: djone

As I understand the relationship, Mickey had the balls, not Minnie.

The correct term is “minie ball.”.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 5:08:46 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: djone

Many archeological treasures that are not worth a lot in actual money. If he finds real treasure he should keep the news to himself, the Government has a history of stealing that.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: IronJack

That was true...... until they got married...............


7 posted on 09/18/2012 6:13:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: carriage_hill

Fascinating! Around here, I just find little plastic soldiers!


8 posted on 09/18/2012 6:38:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: djone

Thanks for posting. I found it fascinating.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 6:40:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: djone

Thanks for the post. Another example of why I love America and Americans.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan: pray the Rosary.)
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To: djone

Many years ago a log cabin was tore down not far from here. There chinked into the wall was an 1873 Winchester carbine in .44/40. I bought it and had it for many years till I sold it. It was completely rusted but it was an even rust all over and looked nice. It still functioned and I shot some light loads in it even though the rifling was rusted out due to mud daubers filling it.

Wonder why it was chinked into the wall of a log cabin?

A man I worked with was going through an abandoned house over in Oklahoma. There hidden in a corner of a closet he found a pistol. Meridian Arms. Wonder what story it could tell.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 7:34:29 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: carriage_hill

Very ironic that this was posted as I had just resumed doing a search on the history of our log house, which dates to 1760. We’ve found a few odd things when digging around, including a 1775 half penny, a used broom, bones, old nails, broken pottery...nothing valuable but still neat!


12 posted on 09/18/2012 2:51:22 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I found a few arrowheads, but now the US Gov’t and various Indian tribes are laying claim to all such artifacts. Screw ‘em.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 2:56:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Gennie

Lots of history there, if you can connect any of the dots.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 2:58:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: momtothree; Pharmboy

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks momtothree. Good topic.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: carriage_hill

When I was a child, I remember my uncle had quite a collection of hollowed rocks that he’d found on my grandmother’s ranch in California. He told me that the Indians had used them to grind corn, and he turned them up with his plow. He’d just stack them along the side of the barn. I wish that I’d asked him for one at the time, but I just thought they’d be there forever. He must have had about 20 of them.

All the relatives are dead now, and the ranch was sold long ago. My cousin had one at one time, and I asked him to ship it to me if he didn’t want it anymore. But, he never did, and he’s moved to Washington State since. I doubt that he moved a rock with a hollowed out indentation in it.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: carriage_hill

I think I’ve done pretty good...originally when we went to the historical society, they laughed at us when we told them what the date of the cornerstone was until they started digging into the paperwork tied to the house, lol. I haven’t been able to find any ties to the Revolutionary War or Civil War (I believe the owner at the time was a conscientious objector to the war). The man who built the place was “Overseer of the Poor”, John Lawrence. They family squatted on the property until he died in I think it was 1786, and then in the early 1790s his son who had inherited the house up and moved to Washington County, PA. A son, Joseph Lawrence Jr., ended up becoming PA state representative in Congress, lol.

I will try and upload some pictures from when my husband was installing the heating/air in the house, he dug around in the one basement that is a crawlspace. The barn that was tied to the house was unfortunately dismantled over the weekend by the lady who owns that piece of property, but we talked to the man that was deconstructing it and brought him over into this place. He was fascinated by the stuff we had dug up, actually he thought the bones may be HUMAN...I’m not so sure? but we may try and get ahold of the local college.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 3:23:21 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: carriage_hill




Few pics: the cornerstone, the stuff we found when my husband was digging around in the dirt in the crawlspace putting in HVAC, and then close up of the bones. We thought they were deer bones, someone thought they may be human? I hope not.
18 posted on 09/18/2012 3:34:14 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Wow, G. Nice artifacts. They’ have to DNA test the bones to be sure, but an orthopedic surgeon/specialists could probably tell. Likewise a ME (medical examiner), but you don’t want to open that can of worms. LEOs would be tearing-up your place and accusing you of something heinous.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 4:02:11 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill

Thank you! Yes, I think you’re right...I’m worried if we showed them to someone that they would need to then investigate a “crime” that was committed possibly 250+ years ago and rip up the house in the process. I don’t know what the procedure is for that, I never really thought that they would be human bones, but I guess it’s always possible. Pretty creepy to think that they could be!!!


20 posted on 09/18/2012 4:15:51 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Just be careful. If you know a Dr personally, perhaps s/he can look-up, or suggest to you some anatomy reference books, to determine the bones’ origin. But I think it’d require a DNA test of there are only fragments remaining.

Just be careful; oh, I already said that. Can’t say it enough, or your life could be turned upside down.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 5:38:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill

Have you had personal experience with this? I literally just got an email from my husband saying he already contacted the Coroner. We do not even know if they are human and he has contacted them, so now I am worried :(


22 posted on 09/19/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

I have no direct personal experience, but if they begin an investigation and in-depth excavation, it might get our of control. I’ve heard stories where multi-million dollar construction sites have been disrupted and indefinitely shut-down for the investigation/excavation. Let’s hope they’re just animal bones...


23 posted on 09/19/2012 10:21:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
I'd be curious to know more, if there is any more to know that is. The coroner called tonight to talk to my husband, they said they'll be out tonight or tomorrow evening to evaluate the bones, but if they are human they will have to dig...problem of course is that it's under the crawlspace of our house so I don't know what that entails. I don't remember if I posted this earlier and am too lazy to flip back and look, but the Joseph Lawrence that owned our house is listed as "Ranger of the Frontier", apparently during the Revolutionary War they fought with the American Indians SO....if they are human remains, I have to wonder if they could even be something like trophy pieces, if they did that back then? :-/ Eek. Here's one link that also have a rubbing of the headstone:

http://cu.news-register.net/photos/index.php?id=1521961
24 posted on 09/20/2012 5:51:57 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Do you have a family attorney? If not, get one. If yes, notify him/her ASAP of what’s happening. I don’t know what the legalities of all this are, but you may have some rights and need to protect them.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 3:00:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill

I have someone in mind and am probably going to beg my husband to do this, his father died last week and was good friends with an attorney who had helped arrange and then deal with the will. When the coroner talked to my husband on the phone tonight, he said he would be out about 5:30 this evening. I am just worried IF they are human, the house will be possibly torn apart. I don’t know if that would happen, I can only guess that they would be able to obtain a search warrant to do so though? My husband didn’t think this through before contacting them and I’m just hoping it won’t bite us.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 4:57:46 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Get. An. Attorney. ASAP.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 5:18:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
Sorry was busy over the weekend, someone from the coroner's office came Friday night to pick them up. I had told my husband what you had said and he scheduled an appointment with an attorney, however the appointment isn't until Friday (sigh). They said they were going to contact us on Saturday morning either way and did not. The guy actually said this would be the first time they would ever have to deal with something like this, if it is human bone, because as of now they have all tested out to be animal bones when reported. This seems odd, considering the area we are at is right near Gettysburg, but that is what he said. I am going to call them today if they don't report back.

I decided that I would start documenting everything online, including the history, and ended up registering a website that I'm in the process of updating with information. I figure it may be a good idea to do it before any type of excavation, if that happens. http://www.1760loghouse.com is the link if you're curious.
28 posted on 09/24/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Hopefully, all are animal bones. If any are found to be human, and older from around Civil War era, you’ll have a “National Historical Site” problem on your hands. If they’re human, and even older, it could also be an excavation which would disrupt your lives. Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, they’ll just be old animal-DNA tested bones, Gennie.

Beautiful website! I’ll follow your progress on it, but also pls keep me posted here on FR.

best wishes,
c_h


29 posted on 09/24/2012 11:13:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Gennie

Great site! Thanks for posting.
If you are getting together a ping list, please put me on it.


30 posted on 09/24/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: carriage_hill

Thank you, I will try. I actually posted some of those bone pics on the Anthropology section of Reddit, and of course...while it’s the Internet and anyone can say they are ANY occupation...there were some pretty detailed answers as to what type of human vertebrae they were :( so we’ll see!


31 posted on 09/24/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: abner

Thank you! To be honest, I have no idea how to get a ping list together, I usually lurk on here and only occasionally post, heh.


32 posted on 09/24/2012 12:53:33 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: carriage_hill

Hi, just a quick update as we had to call and leave a message with the coroner last night. They said they’d get back to us Saturday morning, and so after not hearing anything my husband left a message on Thursday night. Guess we’ll see what they say!


33 posted on 09/28/2012 5:11:09 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Good. Document everything and keep your atty briefed on every development and step. Can you get ahold of him/her in case “things” move rapidly?


34 posted on 09/28/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Red Badger

“That was true...... until they got married...............”

Women’s change purses are scrotum-sized for a reason.


35 posted on 09/28/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: carriage_hill
I am not sure and would have to ask my husband. We still haven't heard anything though the coroner did call yesterday while we were away and didn't leave a message. I do not know why they would not. I was looking up PA laws regarding this, and found this site - http://arrowheads.com/component/content/article/34-indian-burial-laws/106-pennsylvania-indian-burial-laws. Hopefully it's animal bones, because if they are human I guess the possibility exists that it could have been built over a burial ground which apparently would have special protection.
36 posted on 10/01/2012 6:41:11 AM PDT by Gennie
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