History Found In the Field

TheGrayRider

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Two people up here tell me its an old telephone wire crossarm with wooden dowels. Probably about 90+ years old.
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I also found another old horseshoe near the river on the same day. 🍀
 

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Two people up here tell me its an old telephone wire crossarm with wooden dowels. Probably about 90+ years old.
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I also found another old horseshoe near the river on the same day. 🍀
I believe you are correct. Old telephone pole cross piece. We had some lines that ran along the railroad tracks by childhood home home out in the country. Saw lots of these. The insulator caps are pretty cool to find too.
 

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I believe you are correct. Old telephone pole cross piece. We had some lines that ran along the railroad tracks by childhood home home out in the country. Saw lots of these. The insulator caps are pretty cool to find too.
Yes old electric pole cross arm would be my guess also. Still have them in use on the line that runs through our farm. Green glass insulators have very course threading mounded into them to screw onto the wooden spikes
 

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D0018B4D-33B3-4CFA-AB9B-1875A2A69574.jpeg I recently found this well-used “single tree horse yoke center hook” at the old 1800s homestead. The wooden center bar was probably burned when someone cleared the property for farmland. The ring was hooked to a wagon or plow and the single tree was hooked to the draught horse’s harness. Below is a picture of a single tree with the wooden bar and briddle hooks.
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9E73D7B5-8AA2-4162-BAAB-8AB8B8D8582A.jpeg Tractors and the internal combustion engine made these items mostly obsolete. Happy 4th of July, by the way!
 

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Never heard of bridle hooks. The trace chains were hooked to the ends of the singletree then went forward to be supported by the backstrap and on forward to be connected to the hames which were fitted and lashed to the collar with a "hame string" a leather strap with a knot in the end. I think I could still remember how to tie a hame string.
 
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Not a hunting find- but while stationed in Poland with the Army last year, some Polish contractors putting in new pipes on the base dug up an old Wehrmacht helmet about 4 feet down. No body- at least that's what the contractors said (time is money..). The Battle of Poznan pitted 105,000 Soviet and Polish Soldiers against 84,000 German soldiers making more or less a final stand before Berlin. Our Barracks and Office buildings, along with many of the Coffee Shops, Apartments, etc., around the city still had bullet "pock marks" in the brick. If you ever travel to Europe and find yourself close to Poland- I highly recommend visiting. Some of the nicest folks live there, and the amount of history in any given town will blow your hair back. Not to mention it's much cheaper than the European countries to the west.
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From an old camp way back in the Beartooth. 1935 would have been a wild time to be in that country. There were other markers and dates- looked to be an old outfitter camp. Unfortunately, I didn't take many photos. @MTGomer may have a few extras.
These are all I have. Wish I would have taken more.

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Found this in the UL Bend Wilderness last weekend. It’s a triangulation Monument from the Missouri River Commission, built in 1885. 700 of these between St. Louis and Three Forks. Also hiked into Jim Wells Cabin, tough to find a date on when it was built but Jim Wells ran a timber operation out of the area in the early 1870’s before settling down and establishing the PN Ranch. EDCDB1C3-323E-4BA5-876D-7E339D6AFB38.jpeg F2D0D8C8-A8DE-4715-B32B-1F6A242E60CF.jpeg FAD5DD53-01C0-4C7D-BAFF-1156AF9BC550.jpeg 95BD32AC-E949-44F3-ABA6-860E3CCDB9E5.jpeg
 

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My buddy found this while we were scouting for Desert Sheep in Southern Utah a few weeks ago. We're pretty sure it's fossilized scat (coprolite) of some sort.

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