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Some GHOST TOWNS OF ILLINOIS


 

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JO DAVIESS COUNTY

1…Council Hill…near the State line on railroad, 7 miles Northeast of Galena
2…Scales Mound…near State line on railroad, 13 miles West of Warren
3…Law…near State line on railroad, 10 miles West of Warren
4…Apple River…on the State line and railroad, 5 miles West of Warren
5…Winston…on railroad, 5 miles East Southeast of Galena
6…Schapville…4 1/2 miles Northwest of Woodbine
7…Blanding…on railroad and Mississippi River, 5 miles West Northwest of Hanover.
8…Old Hanover…in the far Southwest corner ofthe county on railroad and Mississippi River, 4 1/2 miles South Southwest of present Hanover.
9…Derinda Center…5 miles Southeast of Elizabeth
10…Pleasant Valley…on the South County line and the Plum River, 5 miles South Southwest of Willow.
STEVENSON COUNTY

1…Afolkey…4 miles Northwest of Dakota
2…Damascus…4 miles West of Cedarville
3…Winneshiek…5 miles Northeast of Freeport
4…Dunbar…on the railroad, 2 1/2 miles South of Freeport
5…Stevens…2 miles North of German Valley
WINNEBAGO COUNTY
1…Letham Park…on the railroad, 5 miles South of Rockton
2…Genet..on the railroad, 3 miles West of Loves Park
3…Alworth…on the railroad, 5 miles East of Seward
4…Elida…on the South County line, 4 miles South of Winnebago
BOONE COUNTY
1…Amesville…near Garden Paririe…old stage coach stop on the Old Galena/Chicago Road.
MC HENRY COUNTY
1…Lawrence…on the railroad, 3 miles Northwest of Harvard
2…Armsby…on the railroad and State line, 3 miles West of Richmond
3…Sonon Mills…on the railroad, 2 1/2 miles Southeast of Richmond
4…Johnburg…2 1/2 miles Northeast of McHenry
5…Terra Cotta…on the railroad, 2 1/2 miles South of McHenry
6…North Crystal lake…on the railroad, 2 miles Northeast of Crystal Lake
7…Coral…2 miles Southeast of Marengo
8…Coyne…on the railroad and South county line, 1 1/2 miles West of Huntley.
LAKE COUNTY
1…Hickory…3 miles West of Rosecrans
2…Gilmer…on the railroad, 4 miles Southwest of Mundelein
CARROLL COUNTY
1…Marcus…on the railroad by North County line, 6 miles Northwest of Savanna.
2…Barth…on the North County line, 8 miles North Northwest of Mt. Carroll
3…Palsgrove…on the North County line, 6 miles North of Mt. Carroll
4…Keltner…on the North County line, 7 1/2 miles Northwest of Lanark
5…Hickory Grove…on the railroad, 5 miles East of Savanna
6…Timbuctoo…on the railroad, 5 miles South Southeast of Savanna
7…Big Cut…on the railroad, 3 1/2 miles Southwest of Mt. Carroll
8…Ashdale…on the railroad, 3 miles West of Lanark
9…Nursery…5 miles East of Lanark

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‘Toenail Hoard’ of 500 coin clippings found in Forest of Dean


  • 18 November 2015
Toenail Hoard, Forest of Dean. GloucestershireImage copyrightGavin Warren
Image captionThe 500 silver clippings were unearthed in the Forest of Dean by metal detector enthusiast Gavin Warren

Hundreds of 16th Century coin clippings have been discovered in a Gloucestershire field.

The 500 silver clippings, dubbed the Toenail Hoard, were unearthed by Gavin Warren using a metal detector in the Forest of Dean.

Shaved from the edges of coins dating back to 1560, the precious metal would have been melted down and sold.

Finds liaison officer Kurt Adams said: “Forty to 60 clippings is normal – one of this size is very, very rare.”

Mr Warren – who unearthed the Yorkley Roman coin hoard in 2012 – said he was testing out a “beginner’s metal detector” in a field, when he made the discovery.

“It was about four inches down, all in a big ball – we thought it was pieces of fencing until I spotted the words James I and Elizabeth I,” he said.

“There were about 500 clippings – like pig tails – ranging from half crowns right down to pennies, all silver.”

Toenail Hoard, Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire
Image captionThe earliest clippings date from the 1560s to 1570s and the latest from 1645

With hanging literally too good for those caught clipping the edges off silver coins in the 17th Century, Mr Warren said whoever buried the hoard had been risking their life.

“For women the punishment was being burnt at the stake, for a bloke it was being hung, drawn and quartered,” he said.

“It would have been a lot to have been caught with.”

Mr Adams, from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, said the hoard, currently being catalogued at the British Museum, was not only “one of the biggest” but a “fantastic bit of social history”.

“The earliest clippings date from the reign of Elizabeth I, so 1560s to 1570s, and the latest from 1645,” he said.

“It showed people were defrauding the Mint when it was enormously important that coins weren’t tampered with in any way – so it’s an incredibly rare find.”

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SPECIAL ON detecting coils


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New metal detecting web site…..


A new metal detecting web site, straight from New Jersey…

gold coins, colonial coins, NJ Coppers, pics, videos and more.

take a look…..

http://dirtandsand.net/

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Deerfield Detectors…Full line of Metal Detectors


“Authorized dealer for Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Detector Pro, Teknetics, Minelab, Sunray, Metal Detectors and Accessories.”

Free shipping on all New Metal Detectors
Special with the purchase of any New water metal detector, Fisher, Garrett, Whites, Minelab and Detector Pro. Recieve $30.00 off the price of a Titanic Water scoop

“Ask about our layaway program”.

Check Out the Inventory Reduction Sale!
Full line of Metal Detector Accessories and Equipment
ON SALE NOW…
Fisher F 75 special edition (call for special price) (retail price $1449.00)
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The Detecting Lifestyle Radio Show…Tues 31 Mar 15…8:30PM Eastern time


Come join us this Tuesday night, March 31, 2015… 8:30PM Eastern Time…On THE DETECTING LIFESTYLE RADIO SHOW… As we welcome guest, Ms. Aggie Hall..
Aggie is a detectorist, history buff, and antiques collector!!
Aggie is fairly new to the hobby/lifestyle, is very ambitious about it, and diving into it 110%!! Including a recent trip down South to dig Civil War relics!!
She is also a writer, working on articles concerning the hobby/lifestyle, including interviews with some veterans of the lifestyle!!
Don’t miss this one folks.. Aggie is a cool person, with a great sense of humor, and great respect for the hobby/lifestyle of metal detecting!!
Click the link below to listen live through the player, Tuesday night!!

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