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Research from the Sky,
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 08, 2018 02:00AM
A 1858 Butterfield stage stop has eluded us for over a decade, an orinigal 1892 map shows two creeks, side by side about 1/2 mile apart. One of these creeks, supposily had an 1858 Butterfield stage right beside.

Today, only one creek remains. And it's the orinigal Setters Creek now known as Cross Creek. Sometime after 1892 and early century, these two creeks were joined together and Cross Creek was covered for farm land and Setters Creek became Cross Creek.

It wasn't until two years ago, figured this out. The fun part was determining were the old creek ran, it's been covered and now farm land. From the surface, the human eye sees farm land. No trace, soil is level no signs of an ancient creek. However, from the Sky it's clearly visible the ancient creek is there.

Been using a drone for research, at first was something I picked up for sport flying. After a long hunt at a relic site, pull out the drone and fly for an hour or two. With today's technology, these are almost crash proof and are very advanced with GPS and return if signal is lost. Fly for long distances, cell phone screen visual or use googles. Sky's the limit, endless possibilities for both sport or research.

Those of you from California and are familar with this Stage Stop, well here's the reason this Stage Stop has eluded us all these years. It's on farm land, somewhere underneath the flight path on two of the several attached pictures. If you look closely, you'll see the ancient creek running for miles underneath farm land soil.

Supposedly, from research it's X amount of miles from a known location. This hidden creek under soil is that that x amount of miles, look at both drone flight paths flying over the ancient creek, it's between these two points.

Google earth and a drone, surprisingly can help with research.

HH, Paul



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Re: Research from the Sky,
Posted by: El
Date: May 08, 2018 11:27AM
Your right Paul. It looks completely different than driving it.

Is that your pickup in the top right photo?

Nice looking drone.

El

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Re: Research from the Sky,
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 08, 2018 03:44PM
Hello El,

Yes, one of those pictures my pickup is parked along the side.

That particluar picture had to chop it down to unload, auctally chopped down all pics to get them to upload. Pics are not all that great, sorry about this.

They are about to start planting here soon, was out there this morning before work. Hopefully have a window to detect here in two weeks, drone flying is obstructing my detecting time. Auctally found another hobby just as fun as metal detecting, Never leave home without a drone if I'm out on a metal detecting hunt.

We will use it at button hill, will video tape the flight along the hills and old rd.

See u soon El!

Paul



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That is way cool.N/T
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: May 08, 2018 06:36PM

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Re: Research from the Sky,
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: May 09, 2018 11:05AM
Paul, you never cease to amaze me. Great post. Fun research. I didn't know you'd gotten into drones. And great post on how that can help in researching.

This location doesn't have anything to do with the spot that you and I discussed awhile back, does it ? The stage stop that was said to be "xx # of miles east of such & such marker plaque" ? Remember you said you were going to take a look into that ?

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Drones? Paul.....you keeping secrets? :look:
Posted by: vlad
Date: May 09, 2018 12:40PM
Not drones..... UFO's with the small 'grey ones' inside them.:look:



Re: Research from the Sky,
Posted by: Diggindumbstuff
Date: May 09, 2018 01:19PM
That is Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Great tool to have.
Man it sucks being poor

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Re: Research from the Sky,
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 09, 2018 09:24PM
Hello Tom,

Different stage stop, this particluar one is near my home but from the air both look similar based from the creek and surrounding terian. Different counties, 9 or 10 stage stops between them.

I flew RC airplanes years ago, built and flew them. That was an expensive hobby, and too much maintenance to keep them going. Today, electric drones are so much better. Fly for long periods, and very simple to fly. You'll be getting one of these in the future, once you see how valuable they are.

Thanks Tom,
Paul



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Re: Drones? Paul.....you keeping secrets? :look:
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 09, 2018 09:33PM
Hello Tim,

Luckily, have meet a lot of property owners with large properties. They're ok with metal detecting and allow me to fly a drone, I do respect their privacy and don't fly near homes.

Have two local friends who also metal detect and fly a drone, when we get together it's usually at an old settlement with lots of open land. So we hunt and then fly afterwards, two great hobbies.

Take care Tim,
Paul



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Re: That is way cool.
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 09, 2018 09:34PM
Thanks Chris,

I'll try and learn how to post videos, have some great air footage.

Thanks again,
Paul



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Re: Research from the Sky,
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 09, 2018 09:38PM
Thanks digging,

Auctally, not that expensive to get a good drone. Tough part will it survive the learning stages, start off with a good cheap model then work your way up.

Thanks again,
Paul



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Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

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Re: Research from the Sky,
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: 1 hour ago
That is totally awesome! I thought about using a drone to find cellar holes in the fall or early spring but you took it to a new height ;-) Thanks for sharing the awesome post.

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