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Old 11-08-2018, 12:32 PM   #51
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A few years back we were trailing a pig through some thick brush on a friend's property and came across something that looked man-made. After clearing the leaves we found what looks like a grinding table - a "matate" - cut into a chunk of sandstone. It is about 10"x14" and 6" deep. We have talked about going back and doing some artifact digging but have not gotten around to it.



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I have a very similar rock on my lease that has multiple bowls ground in it. I want to dig around up there and just havenít. Itís the last high ridge above the Colorado River. We call it the Indian camp rock.


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Old 11-08-2018, 12:55 PM   #52
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Love these threads. Back in the mid 90's me and some friends were riding dirt bikes at Boykin Springs in the Angelina National Forest and came across a pack of cigarettes that somebody had dropped on the trail. Being teenagers, we immediately opened it up and found a joint in it. We were so young we didn't smoke it but we did light it to see what it smelled like lol.

Another time, we found poachers hunting the pipeline and were threatened with the possibility of being shot at. We got the he!! out of there in a hurry.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:16 PM   #53
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While hunting for a rogue bull on the neighbors place I found three gravestones of little girls. All died in successive years. Not too far away was a large pile of cut stones. I called the gentleman who owned the property again and asked him if he would be willing to sell me some cut rocks off the place. He lived in Arizona, so he responded with "you want to buy some rocks?". I told him they had been cut and I would be willing to pay for them. He said "knock yourself out, but I don't need any money for rocks". I found the capstone to the chimney and the two matching stones that went on either side of it. The hearth stone was huge, and I was hoping to find the fireplace arm but never found any metal objects. I hauled a bunch to my place and was able to bring enough to build an outdoor fireplace. I know there was a family there at one time in the late 1800's, so those stones are reborn in my backyard.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:31 PM   #54
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My wife's family has been on the same property in the Bardwell area since the late 1880's when they came off the boat from Czechoslovakia. In the mid 60's, the Army Corps of Engineers decided they wanted to build a reservoir just east of our property. One of the many elevation points was on our property. Many years of cultivated crops had dislodged and hidden the marker. We found it when we were clearing cropland to build my house. I saved it but haven't "re-planted" it in the ground yet. Ill take a pic and load it this evening. I think its pretty cool; my father in-law just said it was junk and (insert rant on federal government taking over their land for surveying here...) he said to throw it off the bridge, into the lake, so they can see how far off the mark they were!!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:30 PM   #55
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I had 2 things going for me. Color and one of them that came up to my truck was my barber. Hearing the lions and tigers roaring down there was more unnerving though. That would raise the hair on your neck.
Pretty sure I know right where you were at. Spent many nights crappie fishing there and listening to those lions roar.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:43 AM   #56
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Pretty sure I know right where you were at. Spent many nights crappie fishing there and listening to those lions roar.
Had some good times down in there.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:26 AM   #57
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Found an old stone building
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:56 AM   #58
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I had 2 things going for me. Color and one of them that came up to my truck was my barber. Hearing the lions and tigers roaring down there was more unnerving though. That would raise the hair on your neck.
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Pretty sure I know right where you were at. Spent many nights crappie fishing there and listening to those lions roar.
Say what?!
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:12 AM   #59
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Say what?!
There was a guy up on the hill that trained lions and tigers for the circus's. Them suckers would either roar or be kind of loud purring all the time. It would get your attention real quick.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:36 AM   #60
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There is a cat sanctuary behind the dam across the street from the project office. You can hear the cats if you are in the lake, it is a popular anchor and swim place when the wind is out of the south. The big cats make noises that will make the hair on your neck stand up.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:39 AM   #61
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Not my find, but my cousin found a skull while deer hunting in the Talladega national forest. They notified law enforcement, found the rest of the skeleton, also a bullet. It was a woman, they prosecuted her husband. Apparently he still had the gun the bullet was fired from.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:14 PM   #62
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Found very old horse drawn wagon parts. If it hadn’t been for soil erosion I never would’ve seen them. One piece was under the shade of a cedar tree.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:56 PM   #63
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Was shed hunting on public land and stumbled upon a crucifixion site. Was a little creepy finding that back in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:00 PM   #64
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Was shed hunting on public land and stumbled upon a crucifixion site. Was a little creepy finding that back in the middle of nowhere.
Crucifixion or a burnt cross?
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:48 PM   #65
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Found a bullet casing of an uncommon rifle caliber way,way out on top of a rocky butte in Montana. I had the day off since it was a holiday and was searching for artifacts. Was living on a large cattle ranch at the time. Iíll have to find it to take a pic.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:49 PM   #66
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:52 PM   #67
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About 400 yards from where Iím hunting from now, i found a bunch of old galvanized washtubs and blue glass bottles. To my knowledge nobody has ever lived within a few miles of here, and it was right next to the creek on national forest land.


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Old 11-10-2018, 09:49 AM   #68
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