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Old 11-29-2007, 09:02 PM   #11
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Halfmoon (11/29/2007)I live Near theNorth Hill area, was digging out some tree stumps in theback yard. Found some cannon balls and a old horse shoe. Some old whiskey bottles with corks.

Just have'nt found that pot of gold yet.


Sounds like they had drive by's back then w/ horsedrawn cannons!!



When I was really young in South Louisiana I decided to dig the deepest hole I possibly couldin the back yard. Dad was pretty mad when he got home, but I found a big piece of what appears to be petrified coral. I have no idea how it got there but I still have it to this day tucked away in a box somewhere.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:14 PM   #12
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when i was in the fourth grade, we took a field trip to fort pickens, we had just gone to the top of the lighthouse and myself and some friends were kicking around in the dirt waiting for the rest of the class to come down, we found 4 big nails that looked just like th ones on display... teacher was very impressed.:letsdrink
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:11 PM   #13
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Way back in the woods by my parents' house in central Florida where I grew up there's this big, thick, isolated nasty swamp. I used to fish all around there. Right in the middle there's high enough ground for a few big pines that managed to avoid the logging early in the 1900s. There's a thick rope hanging from one of the older branches on one of those pines that's easily been there for several decades. At the end of the rope, about 8 feet off the ground, there's still a thick knot. It's pretty neat looking with all the moss hanging from it, but I hate to wonder who got the business end of that one.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:59 PM   #14
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When I was doing my Rescue Cert, I was working a search grid and ended up WAY off grid. I decided to just check stuff out because it was a new area for me. As I was cruising near the bottom of the lake I came across a "round" object. I picked it up out of curiosity, shoved it in my BC and continued the dive. When I got back to my boat I pulled it out and found it was a class ring of some sort. After I got home and polished it up, I found that it was someone's class ring from 1927 from a military academy in Wisconsin. I contacted the Academy and they had the individual listed as alumni, but now next of kin info, I've always wanted to get the ring back to his family, just unsure as to how to do that.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:26 PM   #15
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Back when I was in high School...many, many moons ago, we were cutting a huge oak up in Jay lightning had struck. As we were busting the trunk up, and it was like 6 feet across, we found a CocaCola bottle just below the fork. It had been completely grown around. The bottle was from the Munson CocoCola bottling plant. Can't remember the age. It did have "Munson" and the year on the base of the bottle.

Also, if you hunt in Blackwater you will still see oldrailroad beds all over the woods. Anyone who has ever fished Blackwater, Coldwater of Juniper has seen the old planks in the water. Rough cut planks where theyfloated timber down the creeks. There isan old RR bridge near the plant I work at. The bridge itself is gone, but the ramparts are still there.

If you are ever near Wiggins Mississippi, our family cemetary is there on Melton Hatten road. There are graves and tombstones dating back to 1789. Google "Hatten Cemetary" It has a listing. Goes wayyy back.

If you are ever in Wiggins Mississippi, drive west of town a few miles to the Batson Museum. It is an old home that soooo much history it was converted to a museum. I have know the Batson family since I was in elementary school. I remember going there as a kid while the elder Batsons were still alive. Incredible place. It's an old 2 stroy logcabin built on top of an indian village. Incredible. Way too much to describe. I love local history...



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Old 12-03-2007, 01:14 PM   #16
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go to http://www.ancestry.com/?o_xid=22775&o_lid=22775

I think they have a free trial period.

Maybe you will find his name in there somewhere.
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Hey downtime 2, I like those pix, pretty cool. I see on the last one that it has some words on the bottom. It appears to sayit is in Fla. Can you tell me where?
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It looks like Bagdad. Best I can tell Barnacle Brain. I was running a metal detector in my grandparents yard and dug up the cylinder of a loaded revolver. I never found anything else of the gun , just the cylinder. Also a metal plate that was about 2' square. It was covering a well that no one ever knew was there and my granparents had been there for 50 years. I would love to see what was in the bottom of that well.
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They're from Milton/Munson/Bagdad Florida
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Just picking through the forum and read this thread...Downtime2, NO WAY!! I never thought I'd run into anyone that knew of Wiggins! I lived over in Perkinston for a while (Silver Run Lake). In an old shed, I found a bottle opener wedged in the corner. It said "Enjoy Barq's" and had the phone number of the Barq's plant as "Phone Number, Biloxi 3-4-2". I loved that area!
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