Friday, April 23, 2010

Backyard Archaeology



Our home was built in 1926. A large farmhouse was on our property before our home was here and it was destroyed by a fire in the early 1900's.

We were digging in the yard yesterday and began finding old railroad ties, old silverware and thick, unusual pieces of glass. We've only dug in a very small area of our yard and have found so much already!

We've begun researching the history of this area and we are all so curious about why there are railroad ties buried here! I wonder what was here hundreds of years ago? The answers may be right under our feet!

We are so excited to continue digging over time and learn more about this area and our land. The anticipation of what we could find excites us all!

2 comments:

Lindsey M Nelson said...

A backyard archeological dig!!! What a dream come true!!

Danielle said...

Did you contact anyone about this? I wonder if these things are worth money...