Monday, June 10, 2013

6/10 Trip to Weiser Yields Good Silver and Good Pocket Spill

So my first post of  2013 was me in Costa Rica. During that time I got one of my best friend's dad to pick up the hobby. Tyler now has the bug really bad and is always calling me telling me what he found. He recently got permission to hunt the one of the oldest houses in our hometown of Weiser Idaho. It is a huge property but I knew it was a good one when he started sending me pics of his finds. This weekend I decided to drive up there to give it a shot. Hoping Tyler hadn't cleaned it all out. Here are some of Tyler's finds


 I got to Weiser about 1am and went downstairs to find this guy relaxing. Just a little blow snake but that's what happens when you live on a farm.


 I got to the house at 7:30am. Tyler wanted me to go over a patch of area where he had already been. Looking at the place I started right next to the old stone wall. First signal was a 1946 silver Rosie. I took three steps and picked up a 1919 wheat. Walked a few more steps and picked up a 1916 buffalo. I thought this house was going to be a gold mine. Went the next two hours with hardly anything. It has been hit before but someone forgot to hit the rock wall I guess.
 After a dry spell, I was about to quit for lunch when I came right up to the base of a tree and got a real iffy signal. I pulled the plug back and out came these 5 beautiful coins. First was the 1918 SLQ, then 1916 buffalo, 1913 wheat, 1903 Indian penny, and a 1917 Mercury dime to round it out. One of the most amazing pocket spills I have every found

 Ended with 3 silver coins, 2 buffalo nickels, 1 indian penny and 6 wheat pennies from 1913,1918,1919,1925,1944, and 1957.
 Total relic finds from the day. Found a couple shotgun cases, scissors, part of a necklace and other things.
 One of the cool things I found was this "National Wool Growers Association" "Portland Oregon 1911". The top is a picture of what it is suppose to look like. The bottom is the one I found. Apparently 2000 delegates from across the US met to discuss potential tariffs to the wool industry. Here is the Newspaper Article. The house was used for many meetings as well so it could be that the delegate from Weiser lived there or lost it there. Looking at the journal from the convention, one Weiser based company stood out, Butterfield Live Stock Co. LTD.

The other very cool find was the "Oregon Trail Park, Weiser Idaho" tag. After doing some research I realized this has correlation with Mortimer's Island. Mortimer's island was an amusement park in Weiser back in the early 1900's. I believe this a tag used to leave your personal belongings when you ride the rides and come back for them later. It is just a guess but I love that it says Weiser Idaho.



2 comments:

  1. I just found a 1910 Ogden Utah National Woolgrower's Association watch fob...now I know the other word is Progress (on the front..I can read Protection okay).

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  2. I just found a 1910 Ogden Utah National Woolgrower's Association watch fob...now I know the other word is Progress (on the front..I can read Protection okay).

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