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Where the Buffalo Roam

11 Jan

And the Girl Scouts dropped their bling.

I stopped at my usual after-work spot to give Maurice a quick workout. After digging a number of deep pulltabs and can slaw, my Deus metal detector gave me a wheat/indian head signal. I dug a 5 inch deep hole and I pulled something that made me see dollar signs:

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The bracelet is bling but it sure looked like gold when I pulled it out of the hole! Still, I usually find Girl Scout Brownie pins around the site. This is the first piece of GS paraphernalia that is different. It is in very good shape except for the bent band. I need to learn how to fix this kind of damage. Maybe I will invest on a jewelry repair kit this year.

After a little while I got a nickel signal. I dug the hole expecting yet another piece of can but I what I got instead was this beatiful Buffalo nickel in near pristine condition. This nickel was dropped in 1937!

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This is my first Buff of the year and about the 5th or 6th from this spot. And I didn’t scratch it! (did I mention that I love my shovel?).

Alas, my 30 minutes went so quickly! It was soon time to continue on home. Before I left though, I paused for a moment to enjoy the dying day. It occurred to me that if I went to bar after work like so many people, I would have missed this breathtaking sky painting.

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I capped this perfect evening with a 1/2 p0und hot dog at a neighborhood restaurant with my boys and the rest of the family.

Thank you for looking!

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4 Responses to “Where the Buffalo Roam”

  1. Lawdog1 January 11, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Nice pull PT! I think it was dropped in 1938.

  2. Frances February 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    We bought one of these Girl Scout bracelets from a garage sale. Did you research the one you found? Any info you could share on this?
    Thanks

    • yaquigrande February 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      Frances,
      Unfortunately, I don’t have many resources available to identify Girl Scout stuff but my mother-in-law told me that these were popular when she was a girl back in the early 1940’s.

      • Frances February 21, 2013 at 1:53 am #

        Thanks so much for getting back to me.
        You have a cool site, and some great treasures.
        Happy Hunting.

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