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  1. #1
    Senior Member Bottle Master
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    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ohio
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    444

    Looking for diggers in Northern Ohio

    I have not seen any recent posts here from anyone in Northern Ohio so I figured I would give it a shot. I started digging around 7 years old and my experience consists of mostly farm dumps and a few town dumps. I've dug up one 1860's era privy but it was rural, shallow and nothing like what I see these privy diggers here digging up. I currently reside in the Huron/Sandusky area and I have been out searching around everywhere for a dump but have only found shards so far. I know of some dumps that are still producing just to the East of here but they are mostly 1920's to 1960's. I prefer not to dig alone so I am hoping to find another digger close to this area. I'm always scouting out new locations, doing research and following shards in the creeks/rivers so I am bound to find a good spot somewhere around here soon. Someone with experience digging privies is a plus since there are many homes in the area that date to the 1860's and prior. I look forward to hearing from anyone in the area.

    -Jason

  2. #2
    Member New Bottler
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Northwood, Ohio
    Posts
    86

    RE: Looking for diggers in Northern Ohio

    Jason, I live in the Toledo area and have been looking to team up with someone with a bit more experience than myself. My experience is nill. I am however quite ready to go be a river rat and scratch around a bit. PM me if you think you might like to get together. I'm free most Saturdays.
    Karl

  3. #3
    Senior Member Bottle Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Randolph, Ohio (near Akron)
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    398

    RE: Looking for diggers in Northern Ohio

    I'm in the Akron area and have done some digging up your way, always when working as we do some sites up that way sometimes. It's a bit of a drive, but not too awfully far. I have tried at several houses to find privies with no luck at all, so I have never dug one. My house is 1870 and is open to anyone that wants to come find the privy, but it was originally a 150 acre farm so it's not a city lot. I haven't had any luck locating it, but haven't spent a lot of time trying either. I don't have any good digging spots at the moment but sometimes run across a dump or two.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Bryan, Ohio
    Posts
    5
    I live in North West Ohio. I've only dug a few times in the dirt
    But am always have been a collector.



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