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    I may have found a new dump location that could go back to the very early 1800s!

    I have been looking at a very old farm property for over a year and I think I finally may have pinpointed a dump on it. The farmhouse was built in 1732 and it was a farm until the 1960s. On the old aerial images from the 1930s there were paths leading from the farmhouse into the woods. In the 1950s aerials the paths were mostly gone (brush growing in). So if only the 1930s paths were leading to a dump, it must be older than 1950s. I took a further look by going into the gis map and I saw that the end of the path in the 1930s lined up with a gap in a rock wall in front of a steep hill into a swampy area close to the bottom. It would make sense for this to be a dump. I have tried every other place that would make sense for a dump on this property and I have come up with nothing.

    I hope this is going to be an old 1800s dump (fingers crossed). I am planning on going out hopefully tommorow or the next day to see if I am correct.

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    I wish you much luck my friend I am getting very interested in hunting bottles. Iím detecting a 1820ís house hoping I can find the privy and if I do will the owner let me dig like that.


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    I'm glad that you've figured out the wonders of old aerial images. They were very popular from the 1870s-1980s, yet everyone forgets to look and see if an old farm has any. They use Google Maps today, but Google cannot show the last century. Good luck.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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    Historic Aerials only goes back to 1930ís in my part of town. I hate that.


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    Senior Member Bottle Master Spirit Bear's Avatar
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    The real-photo aerials by plane can only go back to WW1 (except in rare cases), but engravings were made by skilled artists far back: even centuries ago. As for the accuracy of these pre-photo aerials....
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth1253 View Post
    Historic Aerials only goes back to 1930’s in my part of town. I hate that.


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    Hey, that is the site I use! It has been very useful site for me to determine where dumps could be as I have found 2 of them in the past year of using it so far.

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    property dumps are not that hard to find . unfortunately you'll find in most cassis some one got there before you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrunner View Post
    property dumps are not that hard to find . unfortunately you'll find in most cassis some one got there before you.
    I still need to make sure it is actually in that location before I worry about it being dug or not. If I go tommorrow, I will write a post about my exploration. There is a chance it may not be in that location, but I don't see any other place making more sense on the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlaneDiggerCam View Post
    Hey, that is the site I use! It has been very useful site for me to determine where dumps could be as I have found 2 of them in the past year of using it so far.
    How far do they go back?


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    Just to the 30s.



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