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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
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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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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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