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Old 09-22-2021, 10:02 PM
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Hunting where the county poor farm was built in 1865. It was used for persons who couldn't pay their debts until the 1920's then became a homesite was later abandoned and melted down and grew up in brush. Last week the landowner bulldozed the brush off and let us know so we could detect it. Although it is a promising site with lots of old glass and crock pieces, it also has zinc jar lids, nails, cans, which makes it quite challenging. So far only two noteworthy items recovered have been an 1893 Indian Cent and a 3 1/3 cent trade token. Really like the token from town about 20 miles away. The Indian appeared to have where someone attempted to drive a nail through it but didn't quite make it.
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Old 09-22-2021, 10:26 PM
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Keep going Tencents. You have nothing to lose but time and energy, the site is OLD and AVAILABLE TO YOU. It might be counterintuitive to hope to find valuables at the “poor farm” but there was activity there. The workers who built the place weren’t necessarily poor…the farmers who tended the fields may have lost something….there were probably hunters who came through at some point…if the land is OLD and humans were around…hunt it.

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Old 09-23-2021, 12:50 AM
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You have more patience than I do !
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:59 AM
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That token is super cool, as is the IHP. Sounds like a challenging spot, but it’s bound to have more goodies! Congrats!

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Old 09-23-2021, 11:21 AM
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First time I ever saw a trade token. Nice finds! HH

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Old 09-23-2021, 02:01 PM
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Killer scalloped token.

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Old 09-23-2021, 03:09 PM
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Cool token and Indian cent👍

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Old 09-24-2021, 08:49 AM
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That's a killer token! Coincidentally I live on land that was for about 150 years part of our small cities poor farm. I've found a bunch of coins and interesting relics. It's pretty strange that where destitute people once farmed for room and board is now a small development of pricey homes.
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Old 09-24-2021, 09:50 AM
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Excellent finds for a rural area.
There has to be more good finds mixed in with the trash.
I would keep working it.
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Old 09-27-2021, 12:38 PM
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Wow that is great! A while back I found the location of my home county poor farm but I haven't been back there since 2012. It is probably now a shopping mall. The town could use a second Home Depot by now.

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