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January 11, 2014 - 3:06 pm
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Wondering if anyone would have any info on this but ya never know lol. Found what I think is an old Moonshine/Whisky cook along a secluded stream I hunt. Found tons of old Mason jars, medicine bottles (all different colors) as well as old stovepipe/metal, porcelain/ceramic jugs etc. Also found an old cast iron skillet. Pic below if interested. Thanks in advance.

http://public.fotki.com/AWESOMECOOLTART/forest-finds/forest-finds-ms01.html

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January 11, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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Do any of the jars contain an unlabeled clear liquid ?

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January 11, 2014 - 5:20 pm
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Do any of the jars contain an unlabeled clear liquid ?

Yeah and other color liquids. Most of the glass is broken but I’ve slowly been weeding out complete bottles. Lots of old medicine bottles so not thinking a moonshine cook.

Its just in a peculiar spot down a fairly steep 10 ft drop to a small outlet to the stream.

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You most likely found a dump. My parents collected antique bottles in the 1960’s and dad and I dug up dozens of old homestead put houses and everything from single family dumps to municipal dumps collecting bottles.

The stuff you show along with mentioning most the glass is broken goes right along with my experience.

P.S. PA used to throw his Whiskey bottles down the crapper. is why we dug up old out houses. don’t ask me it was just a thing the Pioneers did.

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January 11, 2014 - 6:33 pm
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Mark W. said
P.S. PA used to throw his Whiskey bottles down the crapper. is why we dug up old out houses. don’t ask me it was just a thing the Pioneers did.

Lot’s of people who drank booze had a spouse who did not cotton to it. They would go to the head for a nip and toss the empty evidence. They are good places to look for murder weapons for the same reason.

P.S. This probably goes without saying but there are bottle collectors out there who know as much about their specialty as some of our resident Winchester experts know about Winchesters. The unbroken glass may be worth some real money.

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January 12, 2014 - 6:22 am
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I agree that it looks more like a dump spot. The bottles pictured don’t look very old – mostly screw-tops.

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Yeah I think you’re all correct in it being and old dump. There are a ton of old medicine type bottles without the screw tops and I looked one up online and found it is fairly old. I’ll know more once it warms up and the ground thaws. It doesn’t look like anything extremely valuable but I’m finding through my research that they’re very collectable. Excited to see what I uncover this spring/summer!

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