Posted 1 month ago
Over 25 years and many hours spent landscaping and digging for one reason or another, I’ve amassed this assortment of iron objects I’ve come across in my yard.
From tiny square nails, hinges, chains, hooks, a hoe, ax heads, railroad spike, part of a scale, and items I cannot identify, they are little rusty treasures to me.
I’ve been told there was once a barn here which burned down several decades ago. And prior to the Civil War, this area was part of a town that was torched in Sherman’s march across Georgia to the sea. Going farther back in history, the Native Americans of this area were driven from their homes so those properties could be taken over by White settlers....that horror of US history was called The Trail of Tears. With all the previous inhabitants here, there’s probably plenty more things I just haven’t come across yet.
I’m reorganizing and cleaning today so decided to share my finds on CW Show and Tell.
I’m dividing into 2 posts so I can show closeups of my favorites. Here’s Part 1.
In picture 3 and 4, I would like to know the purpose of this item. It looks like a handle with “OS 64” in raised letters on the inside....but what would it go to?