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Finally went back to the spot. Wandered around for a few hours and looked through perhaps 100 or so bottles on the surface. They were all probably dug up by the OG diggers (probably back in the 90s). In my post-digging research, I figured out that the dump is probably from an old row of houses that you can still visit at Lyon Arboretum. The dump itself is located where the old Paradise Park used to be. Anyway, I didn't find much. The OG diggers literally took anything of value. Heck, couldn't even find an embossed anything that was whole! Did take a nice blue sake and an old Japanese beer. Both blank. Also took a 50s ACL Canada Dry (pretty much blank at this point) and a blank Honolulu Soda Water Co. bottle (just had the Maltese cross on the base).

I couldn't even find a new hole to dig. Every square inch of the place was sunken with old holes. Where ever there weren't holes there were no bottles to dig. Even if there was a spot, I was beaten back by the incessant rain and low visibility due to the tree cover. Gonna head back there once the dry season rolls around but until then I have to find somewhere else to dig.
 

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Finally went back to the spot. Wandered around for a few hours and looked through perhaps 100 or so bottles on the surface. They were all probably dug up by the OG diggers (probably back in the 90s). In my post-digging research, I figured out that the dump is probably from an old row of houses that you can still visit at Lyon Arboretum. The dump itself is located where the old Paradise Park used to be. Anyway, I didn't find much. The OG diggers literally took anything of value. Heck, couldn't even find an embossed anything that was whole! Did take a nice blue sake and an old Japanese beer. Both blank. Also took a 50s ACL Canada Dry (pretty much blank at this point) and a blank Honolulu Soda Water Co. bottle (just had the Maltese cross on the base).

I couldn't even find a new hole to dig. Every square inch of the place was sunken with old holes. Where ever there weren't holes there were no bottles to dig. Even if there was a spot, I was beaten back by the incessant rain and low visibility due to the tree cover. Gonna head back there once the dry season rolls around but until then I have to find somewhere else to dig.
After a year of trying to find the place I was told about, I received this message.
 

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After a year of trying to find the place I was told about, I received this message.
Yep, the old timers pulled all the awesome spots. On Oahu, there's zero places to dig, especially where I live. I gotta go to the other side of the island to find a good spot to dig!
 

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I'm in the Chicago area so there's plenty of places to go but it's hard finding someone you can trust to go with you. There's places where it's a little sketchy, best to go with more than one person. I'm not exactly Young but the mid late 1800s are soon going to become the early 1900s. If younger people are interested in this they'll have fun in another 20-30 years.
 

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I'm in the Chicago area so there's plenty of places to go but it's hard finding someone you can trust to go with you. There's places where it's a little sketchy, best to go with more than one person. I'm not exactly Young but the mid late 1800s are soon going to become the early 1900s. If younger people are interested in this they'll have fun in another 20-30 years.
Maybe I should visit Chicago and go digging with you! I hope I'm trustworthy enough
 

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Maybe I should visit Chicago and go digging with you! I hope I'm trustworthy enough.
You come to Chicago, I'll welcome you with open arms. There's plenty of places to dig, walk in rivers and the sketchy places will take turns watching out while the other ones digging. There's a couple people I go out with, a younger guy and a guy my age, it's hard to get our schedules to meet up. You give me some notice 28 years with USPS , I've got plenty of vacation time.
 

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