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robert murray

El Dorado Springs, MO

#1 Jan 11, 2011
im looking for a good place to dig bottles in cario or surrounding towns.trash dumps, town dumps or out houses
LuLu

Cairo, IL

#2 Jan 12, 2011
robert murray wrote:
im looking for a good place to dig bottles in cario or surrounding towns.trash dumps, town dumps or out houses
you can check behind Spirit House l. You wont even have to dig!
robert murray

United States

#3 Jan 12, 2011
you can check behind Spirit House l. You wont even have to dig! ok thanks, but were is the spirit house and who do i talk to for permission.what is the age of the building.thanks again.

Since: Dec 10

Bettendorf, IA

#4 Jan 12, 2011
robert murray wrote:
you can check behind Spirit House l. You wont even have to dig! ok thanks, but were is the spirit house and who do i talk to for permission.what is the age of the building.thanks again.
you probably won't find much value in half pint bottles of heaven hill gin and 40oz king kobra!

Since: Jan 09

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#5 Jan 13, 2011
Bottle digging is anywhere you can get permission in these parts Kenny. I from time to time dig privys and old dump sites in Cairo, Mounds, Mound City, etc. Are you from this area? You now the oldest place in these parts to dig is in Unity. It was the first countyseat for Alexander and Pulaski County. The log cabin foundation still exist but you have to know what you're looking for. What kind of collection do you have?
robert murray

United States

#6 Jan 13, 2011
82nd AB wrote:
Bottle digging is anywhere you can get permission in these parts Kenny. I from time to time dig privys and old dump sites in Cairo, Mounds, Mound City, etc. Are you from this area? You now the oldest place in these parts to dig is in Unity. It was the first countyseat for Alexander and Pulaski County. The log cabin foundation still exist but you have to know what you're looking for. What kind of collection do you have?
im from jonesboro up by anna.i dig with my dad sometimes we have pretty much dug most of the anna area.just looking for new places and people to share the same hobby with. i have a collection of a lot of misc. stuff lots of old meds a few bitters.any thing that is cork with embossing.what about you what do have in yours.

Since: Jan 09

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#7 Jan 13, 2011
robert murray wrote:
<quoted text>im from jonesboro up by anna.i dig with my dad sometimes we have pretty much dug most of the anna area.just looking for new places and people to share the same hobby with. i have a collection of a lot of misc. stuff lots of old meds a few bitters.any thing that is cork with embossing.what about you what do have in yours.
I have a little of alot of nothing really, lol. I have about 200 or so bottles and about 50 civil war and revolutionary war buttons and military pins. Most of my collection is from the late 1800's to 1940's. I also collect just about anything collectible through auctions and sales. I'm waiting until it warms up to atleast 40 to start back. There is alot of places to dig around here, like I said, it's getting permission to do so is the issue at times. There is a couple of places that we find the old Anna pottery but havent had any luck on finding whole pieces. We metal detect as well, anything to look for that treasure, lol. As anybody that collects, there is alot of things that is unidentifiable, atleast I cant find information on it. Do you probe privys? I'd like to know a little more about the technique, we're kind of rough on it but do what we can. How can I make contact with you?
robert murray

United States

#8 Jan 14, 2011
my email is levi.1984@hotmail.com.i used to collect anna pottery but sold all of my stuff to another collector. i had about 700lbs of just shards and some full pieces.im pretty knowledge on my bottles. we do have privy probes a 4ft and 6ft probe.we are a little rough are selves.i learned after many years of dump digging start at the bottom so you don't have to move the same dirt more than once.i have sever bottles displayed and packed away i have some small relics like marbles metal things and some odds and ends.glad to finally meet some one who has the same interests.nobody around here digs but me and my dad.you check out saving history new England on you tube he has some awesome bottle and metal detecting videos.
benthere

Clemmons, NC

#9 Jan 15, 2011
there is a revolutonary site on the sidewalk in front of old police station,1969.most bottles were thrown.lol.
Larry Tybo

Belleville, IL

#10 Jan 17, 2011
over on the back side of the Cairo levee where the 28th street road goe up and to the rivers edge you can find bottles there from the past. It was a place where people used to live at and if you go on the levee south from there by where the ole animal incenerator used to be was a whole levee side that Cairo used as a Dump for the city.

Since: Jan 09

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#11 Jan 18, 2011
Hey Robert, sorry I didn't get back to you. I haven't been on here since we last spoke. I went privy dwelling Saturday but didn't do to well. We dug about 150 to 200 bottles, not to old. Most of the bottles were in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Did luck out on one bottle, blob top A. Lohr bottle out of Cairo ILLS. I've been told that the "ILLS" was pre-Civil War era, it is in excellent condition. I kept 3 Britton Farms milk jars, a Root mason jar that was designed different than I seen before and a Boyds Mason jar that I have never seen. I also kept a few other bottles and 8 milk jars with 1 quart on them. That was out of one privy but we have located another. We plan on digging it when the rain clears. Along with the bottles we found some dishes and children items and marbles. The privy was lined with wood but was only about 5 feet deep, lil shallow than normal.

Have you been since? Any luck?
hehe

United States

#12 Jan 18, 2011
the best places in cairo to did old bottles is downtown,watch that area as they demolish the old buildings,what they did was build on top of the old foundations,especially on commercial,im talkin civil war bottles,trust me.
blobtop

United States

#13 Jan 18, 2011
you will find a decent area on the miss.levee,north of town on city side,its slightly wooded,but full of bottles.good hunting.
robert murray

United States

#14 Jan 18, 2011
i went saturday whith my buddy but with little luck it was at a site it hit erlyer this year.just figured i would see what the rain washed out i got a little bo peep amonia bottle a iron and a rail road lock.and my buddy got a union peoria illinois bottle with a chip on the lip.i aldo have a few of the A. lohr bottles i have a Clear and a deep Aqua colored one.we will have to get together some time a do some digging.talk about some old digs.i can even show you an artical about me and my dad digging in the news papers and antique magazine.
just curious

AOL

#15 Jan 25, 2011
I found a old soda bottle from cairo food products co.(double six beverages),does anyone know anything about this company and how old it may be?
robert murray

United States

#16 Jan 26, 2011
hmm i have never heard of it does it have embossed letters or a painted label. i could tell you more if you tell me that
just curious

AOL

#17 Jan 27, 2011
robert murray wrote:
hmm i have never heard of it does it have embossed letters or a painted label. i could tell you more if y ou tell me that
They are embossed letters...Thank you for responding!
robert murray

Herrin, IL

#18 Jan 27, 2011
wow i would like to see a pic i have my email posted above the acl (painted pics didnt start untill the late 1930's.shis should help with a time frame some pepsi and cokes still had the embossing up in to the 1970's.if i could see a pic i could give a better time frame.
place to look

Cairo, IL

#19 Jan 27, 2011
There used to be a dumping site on the north of town out the Mississippi levy road off to the west. Should be about even with Cairo High
School only outside the levy wall. Might be a good place to use metal detectors.
just curious

AOL

#20 Jan 28, 2011
Does anyone know anything about Arnold Burris getting fired??

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