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TIPPECANOE AND A SWAMP DIG, TOO!
Johnson & Johnson, The New York Times and a rewarding Greenwich Village dig.
LUCINDA'S ROCK PILE
Interest in bottle collecting!
This bottles are from a July, 2009 West Saint Paul, Minnesota area dig. West Saint Paul has a long, rich history in good dig sites for bottles and other glass products. Many of these bottles and fruit jars on our website were dug by individuals in sites all over Saint Paul, Minnesota and the USA. Stop in to West Saint Paul Antique Mall and look over all our large gallery of bottles and fruit jars. Click Here for the Home page to this website.
Upon the crest of day, through dew that soaks the shoe, The Privy Digger, probe in hand, is walking straight and true. He probes a line from house to fence, marking by his stride. While ghosts of privy users past do in the shadows hide.
Their footsteps long forgotten, even by the stone paved path, That lies a century under time, 10 inches under grass. The Privy Digger sees the signs invisible to most. From squares of greener garden to the dip of old fence post.
The click and clack and tap of probe to his ears tell a tale, That Mother Nature over time endeavored to make pale. With all thoughts caught between two worlds a century apart, He lives the now in body sound, the past lives in his heart. By Eddie Brater
3 crazy buds digging old poopers
We quickly piled up another dozen or more Shiloh's Cures.
This dig is situated at the country home of a settler family named Herron.
Harrison, Ohio privy dig
a certain old neighborhood
BOTTLE DIGGING IN COALMINE COUNTRY
AN INSPIRING AND ENERGIZING DIG IN THE "CLOUD CITY"
A GHOSTLY DIG
A SPIRITED DIG - by DIGGER ODELL
The Pickle and Magazine Pit
DIGGING IN THE 'HEIGHTS' privy
Saving Some Privies From Certain Destruction
"Hot Town! Summer in the City
Musings of a Privy Digger
DIGGING A GOOD BITTERS BOTTLE
Cincinnati September 1997
The pit never really panned out.
Ringing in the New Year . . . in Privy Heaven
Can You Imagine Digging a Brooklyn Privy
Interest in bottle or Jar collecting
The Saint Paul & Minneapolis area has been generated by the fact that Minnesota had such a long, rich history in the manufacture of bottles and other glass products. Glass production ranked as one of the 10 top industry in the USA at its peak during the 19th century. The Saint Paul and Minneapolis Glassworks, for example, was an excellent producer of a broad variety of bottles during that era. Many of these bottles were dug by individuals in sites all over the city and surrounding counties. This led to the fascinating hobby of antique bottle & jar collecting with a predominant focus on bottles manufactured in Minnesota. Click Here for the next page.
It might surprise suds lovers in Buffalo, New York, to learn that there was a Buffalo Brewing Comapny which was only tenuously connected with their fair city. It was at Sacramento, California, in the year 1889 that Henry Grau founded the Buffalo Brewing Company. Grau had previously brewed in Buffalo, New York, and apparently liked the name. In Sacramento he built a large brewery building facing 21st Street between Q and R Streets, said to have been the largest brewery west of the Mississippi at that time. Production began on May 7, 1890, and eventually reached a capacity of 420 barrels per brew. The plant had its own malting works, as well as refrigerated storerooms. It was served by three railroad spurs which branched off the Southern Pacific's R Street industrial line. On the other side of town, Swiss immigrant Frank Ruhstaller had purchased Sacramento's City Brewery in 1881 where he produced a steam beer. He also built another brewery at 12th and H Streets and sold his beer under the Ruhstaller label. Ruhstaller maintained an impressive three-story Victorian headquarters building and taproom at 9th and J Streets in the downtown area. With the growing popularity of cold-brewed lager beer, Ruhstaller discontinuted production of steam beer and merged his holdings with Buffalo in 1897. The Ruhstaller family eventually became the major shareholders and managers of Buffalo Brewing Company.
We're hosting a special 'Antique Collectors and Pickers' workshop this summer. Antiques are really popular up here in Maine and New England, so we thought we would do a fun, community based seminar to teach our members all about antiques and collecting! I'm compiling a reference guide for the attendees, and I have some student volunteers assisting me! Your page had some fantastic bottle and glass collecting information to incorporate, so my students requested I reach out and let you know how much you've helped us :)
Ashley was very excited to share it with you! She thought it would make a wonderful addition to your page! Will you let me know if you're able to include it for her? I know she would be thrilled to see she could help other collectors! Thanks again!