A LITTLE LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY

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  1. against the wind

    against the wind Well-Known Member

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    I have been doing a little on line research as well as some riding around.
    Every town near Port Allegany is only a skip and a hop along the "Canyon Road"
    Route 6 is the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. I'm staying in Coudersport until
    the closing tomorrow. I visited the Coudersport Area Recreational Park yesterday.
    Probably 75 acres of parkland that includes woods, lots of dedicated athletic fields,
    pavilions for picnicking and gatherings, and just plain old open space with lots of
    potential.
    Coudersport is believed to be named for a Dutch settler named Couder. He was the
    first settler and set up a port on the Allegheny River. Hence the name Couders Port.
    The town was settled in 1807. Incorporated in 1848. Population in 1880, (731),
    1920 (2,356), 1950 (2,519), 2016 (2,053).
    I took a few pictures in the Old School Diner that I have had a few meals in.
    Some of these pictures are pictures of old post cards. They definitely show the potential
    for finding some old coinage.
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    I'm not sure of the dates on these schools but they sure look like silver containing grounds.
     
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    Hopefully you'll be able to detect those spots. They sure look interesting.
     
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    Some great looking potential there to be sure!
     
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    I never thought of it but old post cards are a good research tool.
     
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    Windman, by the looks of the post cards, that is a pretty area with as said, a lot of potential. That top pic....is that a pic. Of Windman Manor?
     
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    Looking good ATW.I met an old guy when I was out detecting a few years ago.And he told me look at old post cards from the area you are in and it will give you some of the best hunting spots.Good luck the area looks like its got great potential.
     
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    I have a feeling that little town will soon be hunted out :)
     
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    I predict he will be out asking for permissions with farmers in a year.

    Hanover. June 30, 1863. A fight with no winner, the Battle of Hanover was critical in delaying Confederate soldiers from advancing to Gettysburg in time to join their fellow units for the major battle.
    Gettysburg. July 1-3, 1863. ...
    Hunterstown. July 2, 1863. ...
    Fairfield. July 3 & 5, 1863. ...
    Monterey Pass. July 4-5, 1863.

    Important PA Battles & Skirmishes | Pennsylvania Civil War 150
    pacivilwar150.com/TheWar/BattlefieldsTactics/PABattlesSkirmishes.html
     
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    This will be an awesome area.
    Chuck
     
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    Homefire, I like the way you think.
     
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    The yanks were trying to devert the rebs to my area also. They were digging trenches in my home town at the time
     
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    Got this mixed up, I meant to say the rebs were trying to devert the yanks away from Gettysburg and they met down the road at a place called Morris Crossroads near point marion pa.
    That area was strip mined so no topsoil left
     
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    Yes sir, the Battle of Gettysburg was filled with peculiarities. The Southern army entered Gettysburg from the north, and the Northern army from the south. And then things hit the fan.
     
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    The actual battle grounds will be a NO GO ZONE but there were Encampments All Over the place.
     
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    While the civil war battle in Pennsylvania was fought in the southern part of the state, other battles took place throughout Pa. in earlier times, revolutionary war, Indian wars.... (Newton Battlefield) about 10 miles north of me in New York is a large area that I would love to scout, but it is Federal land, so it is off limits....In the map that Homefire posted in the top right corner you will see the city of "Scranton"...which is on the Susquehanna River....follow that river north to the Pa./ NY border and that is my home town...i live on that river.....there was a lot of activity in my area during the 1700's to early 1800's from the Indian war.....i have posted before about General Sullivan whom built a Fort just across the river from me (google...Fort Sullivan).....As pretty much every metal detectorist dreams (me included) of searching civil war battle grounds....i have the opportunity to detect areas of earlier battles.....I am on my 3rd year of being serious about this hobby, so i still consider myself a rookie....but as I get better I can only imagine the finds I will be uncovering in the future.....And I would like to say big welcome to Pennsylvania Kevin, I know what you are used to finding in the big city....but here in our little country towns there is earlier history to be unearthed....good luck my friend and happy hunting.....we should get together as soon as you get settled in and find some history.
     
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    I'm on my way to NYC right now. One final truck load and that should be it. I expect to be unloaded by Wednesday or Thursday.
    I look forward to sharing a few hunts with you in the future.
     
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