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post #11 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 11:25 AM
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I wouldn't disturb it either, never know what you could unleash. Save your digging for old files and paperwork from the courthouse and library. First I'd ask around because it may be people in the area already know about it and who or what is buried there.
I'd also consider finding the Local Coffee Drinkers Club - y'know. Old men that gather at do nut shops, McDonalds, truck stops, quaint little diners and shoot the breeze about politics and gossip.... they're usually 70-80 years old, still pretty sharp with their memory and mental acuity. Probably lived there their entire life. I'd strike up a conversation with them over coffee one morning.

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post #12 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 11:36 AM
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Where I grew up 15 miles from here as a kid in the 50s there was the outline of an old slave cabin between parents and grandparents home, long disappeared now.
Over the years we would find flat stones cut rectangular when planting flowers, and we just left them.
Here I bought 40 years ago and in one corner just into woods is a pile of quartz rock each about football size, piled into a pyramid. Field quartz is here but rare to find. I always wondered what it was.
I agree simply contact previous owner, they probably would know. You may have other questions about your place they could tell you that would be interesting.


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post #13 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 11:47 AM
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Would not think anyone who disposed of a body of foul play would pile rocks up making it easy to see. Plus they wouldn't mind if animals ate and scattered.
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post #14 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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OK, thanks, you guys have put my mind to rest. It doesn't seem like it's the result of foul play. I thought if it had been, maybe it would really be my duty to report it, to maybe provide closure for someone.

I'm just going to leave it. But I may ask the neighbors. They all have really interesting stories about Frank, the guy who built the place. If it is a grave, it would have dated from his time or even earlier. It's pretty old looking.

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post #15 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 12:37 PM
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You could always drop a line to any archeologists in the area. Im sure they could get some LIDAR equipment and such just to do a ground scan. It might not even be a grave, could be a storage cairn or something.
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post #16 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 01:19 PM
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If you know it was an old mini horse farm, that seems like the pretty logical answer. My place is similarly an old horse farm, and while the owner two owners ago can't remember exactly which horse is where, there are several old rock-covered mounds at the end of a couple of my fields where some grand old Morgan horses are keeping watch over my girls.
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post #17 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 01:35 PM
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My place is similarly an old horse farm, and while the owner two owners ago can't remember exactly which horse is where,
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Oh my thats me already except with dogs and cats, lollol.

I still know which horse is where - so far-
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post #18 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 02:05 PM
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Just a note - if it's particularly rocky country, a lot of farmers/ranchers will go out and pile up all the rocks they can to clear off the pastures, into piles kind of like that. It's pretty common where I live to see a few big rock piles scattered around old homesteads and ranch land, and used for building fences or as markers, so it could be something as simple as that.

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post #19 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 02:26 PM
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^^ This ^^ I have a pile of rocks on my property from clearing the pasture and other areas... it was started before I moved in it's a nice pile. Sometimes I go through there to see if I see a particularly cool rock I can use somewhere.
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post #20 of 27 Old 03-01-2020, 02:34 PM
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Rock piles AND pioneer homestead cemetaries in our area, which just off the Barlow Road branch of the Oregon Trail, and about 7 miles from the End of the Oregon Trail. We have small and large rock piles on and behind our property (and more rocks heaving up all the time!) There is a wee homestead cemetery on private property just up the road. It is actually marked on a USGS topo map of the area.


There is also a "regular" pioneer cemetery at the far end of our road. There are many graves of children from when the flu pandemic went through in the early 1900s.
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