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337 fence posts and
Earl fm Pa. GTI 1500
Date: May 11, 2004 04:31AM
not one bit of Treasure. I read one time people hid Treasure under fence posts in the old days. So I had a chance to dig up this old farms fence posts this summer. This is what I found at the bottom of the holes. Rocks, bricks, what looks like smashed cans, and tangled, rusty, barbed wire. I got a 155 to go, than I'm going to look up who ever posted that fence post tip!

It wasn't me that posted that tip,
Date: May 11, 2004 10:13PM
but I bet I've seen it written in 20 different publications. I'm sure some people used "post hole banks" and a few may still have something in them, but when you figure how many millions and millions of post holes have nothing but dirt in them, the chances of running across something good are pretty doggone slim. But who knows, maybe hole #338 is full of gold. HB

Re: 337 fence posts and
Date: May 11, 2004 10:50PM
The post with the bank under it will be loose. held in place with the wire.

Re: 337 fence posts and
Date: May 12, 2004 05:22PM
They were called "post hole banks" and people did in fact use them in the old days but they were usually close to and in sight of the house. People don't generally bury their money where they can't keep an eye on it.

Hey Earl here is a tip on the fence post hole treasure hunting.
Date: May 12, 2004 06:02PM
They are referred to as "Post hole banks". Some country folk would grab a fence post and wiggle it aroung until you could pull the post out of the ground. Then all you had to do was deepen the hole a little to fit the item you were concealing, usually a mason jar or waterproof can, and slip the post back down on top of the stash and kick a little dirt and no one was the wiser. The person just had to count the posts to remember which on held his bank. Look for "slack" barbed wire to the left and right of a particular post and that will sometime point you in the right direction as slack was needed in order to lift the post out of the ground. HH therick

Re: 337 fence posts and
Date: May 15, 2004 07:23AM
Out here in the wild west, if one of those cattle ranchers catches you "wiggling" out one of his posts, you'll need your metal detector to find all the double-ought buck in your backside.

Re: 337 fence posts and
Date: May 16, 2004 04:36PM
Yeah or picking the Cholla plant out of your butt after he lassoes you and drags you through the desert.

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