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Leon,

Haha...we got to the bottom in 2/3 of the cistern. No pontils. Full of cinders, so really nasty and smells like creosote. Most of the bottles are sitting right on top of the cinders about 5' down.
 

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Perhaps...most of the cisterns in Galveston were filled in around 1910-1925. Some of them turn up some great stuff and some of them turn up nothing.
 

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Here are some of the other items that came out of that cistern. The intact crowns are early Triple XXX bottles (my first time to dig either intact) and the sauce bottles are 3 rivers.
 

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Here are some of the other items that came out of that cistern. The intact crowns are early Triple XXX bottles (my first time to dig either intact) and the sauce bottles are 3 rivers.
I could look it up but I'll let you tell me. What is a cistern?
 

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Its a tank for storing water (rainwater, primarily). In Galveston there were two types; wooden ones positioned above ground and in-ground ones made of brick and mortar. The in-ground ones were often filled with trash when they were no longer in use.
 

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Went out last Sunday for a dig with both of the boys. Punched a total of 3 holes but two of them were pretty sparse except for some buttons and marbles. The third hole was loaded with crushed bottles, but at the very bottom there were some bottles embedded in the clay that ended up being intact. Dug a great Lone Star & Coca-Cola mug based crown top, a very scarce Lone Star hutch soda, and the find of the day, a super rare Mignon Bottling Codd soda from Galveston. Also dug a scarce quart milk from Galveston but it was cracked unfortunately. Nonetheless, just an incredible day out with the boys.
 

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Went out last Sunday for a dig with both of the boys. Punched a total of 3 holes but two of them were pretty sparse except for some buttons and marbles. The third hole was loaded with crushed bottles, but at the very bottom there were some bottles embedded in the clay that ended up being intact. Dug a great Lone Star & Coca-Cola mug based crown top, a very scarce Lone Star hutch soda, and the find of the day, a super rare Mignon Bottling Codd soda from Galveston. Also dug a scarce quart milk from Galveston but it was cracked unfortunately. Nonetheless, just an incredible day out with the boys.
Wow, great finds! I didn't know Texas had any Codds. Not sure I've ever seen any from the southern US at all.
 

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Codds are usually foreign made not U.S. made. With a Marble in the top to seal it. Any US Codd is tough to find & one from as far west as Texas has got to be rare as most US Codds seem to be more from the East or midwest. LEON.

P.S. Nice finds, I'm jealous.

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