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Treasure In The Creek


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Old 10-04-2014, 10:43:03 PM
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There will be an indepth story later to go with this one also but this Saturday was good long one here in Oklahoma. Couldn't have asked for nicer weather to get together and do some serious digging. We had a pair of small excavators wound up and slingin sugar sand ALL DAY LONG.
Myself, my dad, Brad (Demoman), Jerome Koehn, my uncle, and John and Levi Martens attended.
This has been about 4 years in the making.
We're going to attack it and the 5 tractions we found so far tomorrow.
In the first picture we are not randomly digging holes. We used a metal detector and pipe line locator and a little luck to find the first traction engine, then just started following the cable!




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Old 10-04-2014, 11:15:05 PM
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Is this the place with the buried Peoria tractor you mentioned in a previous thread!?

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Old 10-04-2014, 11:23:12 PM
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Rumely F, maybe there's a few more down there.
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The peoria is above ground at a different loction a couple hours away with some buried cases not far from it.
We will have more of the f uncovered tomorrow. We will also see what the other cable leads us too also. Ill share a map later of positions of tractors in realtion to each other and the creek and show how far apart these are. The cable in question is tied to a lone engine 200 plus yards from the F.
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Looks like you found buried treasure!!!! Can't wait to hear more!!
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My brother came running this morning towards me with saying you have to watch Smokstak.

Fantastic !!!!!!,


Great find, Great story, Great tractor, Great Rumely and great thread name...........

An real treasure.

Looking very forwards to the new updates.


Keep us involved !
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:57:22 AM
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You know Caleb, you are going to have SO MUCH work to do with all the engines after you get them dug up, you wont have any time to waste on the F. I would be willing to come get it out of your way so you can have some room to work on the engines. I think I could be there to get it in 6 or 7 hrs, no reason to rush.....
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:27:52 AM
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This is Fascinating ! I gotta ask ... how did this stuff get buried ?
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Good thing your still young, Caleb. The thought of digging them up, and THEN the days/weeks/years of rebuilding makes me tired. Good find! You guys over there other side of 35 have all the good stuff. Over here in Indian Territory we only dig up horse shoes and arrow heads......ED
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Default Re: Treasure In The Creek

They say one in the tree is worth 2 in the crick (or something along those lines). Neat find. can't wait to see how this one pans out. Looks like a curved exhaust pipe in pic 3 & 4 off on the flywheel side. Is part of the cooler still there, or is it just the way it's been dug out?
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Helluva way to way to treat a perfectly good Oil Pull! All the neat stuff got buried out your way, the only thing they buried around here were tin cans and unwanted Mobsters.
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What is the significance of this cable? Are there several machines tethered together?
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I think I just pooped my pants. tell us more!
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we want more!!!!!!!!
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I'm going to let Caleb tell us what the significance of this find is. But he has given us enough clues that I have a pretty good idea why all this is buried. This is his exciting discovery, so I will let him tell us the details as he finds time, but he better hurry up!
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Notice the high water table. It was a common practice out there in the 30s to use old unwanted iron instead of spending hard earned money to buy rip rap rock for stream bank erosion. If successful the stream channel was moved back to where it was wanted. The materials have changed but the methods are the same today. The waterway courses can be relocated considerable distances over the years.
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Hold your horses everyone. We are on our way home a couple hours out
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Shoot, some of us are so impatient we had to call!
You just don't get to hear these stories anymore!

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Makes you wander how many tractors are buried around the country.I hope those have more parts on them than mine had. On the edge of our seats to see what all gets uncovered. Great find !!!! Dan
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Looks like an excellent start to a good thread! Looking forward to more info and pics!
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