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Galveston Dig

nhpharm

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Went out Saturday to dig a privy I had put off until I could get some help. Ended up being a bit disappointing with some junk bottles but not much else. Had this heartbreaker broken local jug and the little creamer. Dug a few other holes as well and found this very strange little green bottle in one of the holes...anyone know what that might have been used for? I'm guessing some sort of liquor...
 

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yacorie

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Not sure but I agree with liquor. It’s a form I’ve always like - the mount vernon rye and the blood boiler/widow maker bottle or whatever it is -
 

TxBottleDigger

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I have always loved the history of Galveston and I certainly wished I had some of your items in my possession. I’m very jealous! :) I always love to see what you find. Keep up the good work and keep posting your finds. As for the green bottle, I’m guessing it’s a wine bottle or maybe a decanter.
 
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GACDIG

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Just following all your dig pic and post. Love the time period your in. Think the green is some kind of nice Lady Leg Liquor bottle. Its a keeper.
gac
 

nhpharm

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Been a bit since I posted here but I have been out digging. Went out Sunday with my two sons to dig a few pits and had some pretty good luck in a shallow layer of 1910's trash. A few of the highlights were a quite rare Bay Shore Bottling Works hutch from Seabrook, Texas (first I have ever dug whole, though it does have some heel damage), a bone toothbrush handle marked "The Star Drug Store", which of course is a famous drug store in Galveston, and a little "split size" Galveston Mignon crown top soda I have never seen before. Capped the dig off with a nice Union City, Tennessee hutch soda as well...wonder how that got to Galveston???
 

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nhpharm

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Went out for another dig with my oldest son on Sunday and found some odds and ends...and some bottles that have traveled a long ways. Found another (damaged) Bay Shore Bottling Works bottle (from Seabrook, Texas), a Lake Charles, Louisiana hutch, a St. Paul, Minnesota hutch, a Parsons, Kansas pharmacy bottle, and a Galveston pharmacy bottle along with some other "dollar" bottles. The area I am working right now is super intriguing because of the non-Texas stuff on the lot...very unusual for Galveston to find pharmacies or hutch sodas from anywhere else.
 

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Found a collection

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Been a while since I posted a dig here so figured I'd get one up. Went digging last Sunday and ended up digging 5 holes. First was a trash pit-found one local pharmacy bottle. Second through fourth holes were duds...stuff was too new (1930's). Fifth hole was a nice 4' x 4' x 6' privy loaded with glass from 1900-1915 or so. Mostly broken, but I did rustle up 4 more local pharmacy bottles, a couple local hutch sodas, a very hard to find large Galveston brewing bottle (these commonly come in a smaller size but this larger (quart?) size is the first intact one I have dug in 7 years), and a super hard to find Galveston flask...also the first of this variation I have dug in 7 years. A super hole and I'm aching to get back out and do some more digging this coming weekend!
Feeling like ya hit the lottery, huh?
 

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