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    Can you remove things from a river in Texas?

    Sorry, I should have mentioned this in my post, oops. The tracks have been abandoned and turned into a walking trail. There are no trains running there now. Not sure when they closed or how long the signs were in the water but there's a lot of rusty train-related trash in that section of river.
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    bottle and related swim finds summer 2021

    if you can get next to an old mill along a river, you may have a goldmine on your hands, but definitely safety first!
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    Hi from Massachusetts!

    Hi there! Little late but welcome, proud to be the first Massachusetts-based collector to say hi :) Always nice to know there are others in MA. Hope you find some good bottles!
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    Five for Friday!

    Nice NuGrape cans! Any info about NuGrape you're willing to share? I pull bottles once in a while here in MA, never seen a can.
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    Can you remove things from a river in Texas?

    I took a few "no trespassing" signs from the river under a railroad bridge the other day, plenty of people saw, nobody asked. I am in Massachusetts, so very different landscape, but in general I think most people will just be glad they don't have to pick up the trash themselves. There will...
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    bottle and related swim finds summer 2021

    Near any rivers that may have had water mills on them?
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    what have I have found?

    Same as CanadianBottles, colored pencils work great. I crack the pencil in half down the inner part so I can rub it the long way on the paper, instead of the tip.
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    Advice for locating a dump site?

    Hi folks, I am very lucky to have been given access to the property of some 1880's farmland before it is sold. The owners tell me there is a dumpsite on the property but they aren't sure where. I am bringing my metal detector but farther than that, I am unsure of how to proceed to locate it...
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    Dr. John Chmielnicki, Somerville Mass?

    I collect near Boston, I've never seen that bottle before. Most flasks I find are broken, unfortunately.
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    Todays 1800s dig finds, NY State Hospital bottles?

    Love that Clicquot. I live/dig not too far from where they used to make it, but I've only ever found partials so far. I have a partial of that particular one now that I think about it.
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    Lets see some slug plates

    One badly broken and blank slug from last Friday
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    Charles River in October - Whiskey, Cokes, and a Slug!

    Last but not least, a slug. I was targeting slugs and it wasn't until I was cleaning the outsides that I realized I had one.
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    Charles River in October - Whiskey, Cokes, and a Slug!

    3 Cokes; Boston, Sagamore, and Worcester respectively. The Boston is a 1938, my earliest Coke to date, and has the patent number embossed under the logo. Salt shaker? Either 837 or 337 on the bottom. A Hood's 1/2 pint milk bottle, one of my favorites from the trip. Unfortunately, somewhere...
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    Charles River in October - Whiskey, Cokes, and a Slug!

    I finally found time last Friday to hit the river one last time before winter kicks in. Even with a wetsuit, the water was frigid. Who would have guessed? Swimming in the Charles in October might be a little cold. We've had so little rain over the past month that the Charles is very low. In some...
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    Idaho locations?

    I don't speak for everyone, but folks tend to keep their spots to themselves. More of a "do your own research" kind of thing. To get started, I would recommend consulting old maps. Usually, the library has them to view or they have books that contain year-to-year maps. Locating old house sites...

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