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#5463158 - 12/07/14 03:26 PM 125 Plus Year Old Farm House
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Loc: Southlake, TX, Billy Bob Ranch...
This old place was actually built in the late 1880's and was updated 3 or 4 times til 1938. Time for my metal detector.



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#5463241 - 12/07/14 04:01 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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Cool pictures, I love old places like that.
I haven't done too good with my metal detector at them, although I keep trying.
I have to adjust my detector a lot to find anything at them old places. Then it is nails, hardware and pull tabs. A few good finds, but few and far between.
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#5463242 - 12/07/14 04:01 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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The stories that place could tell. Had one like that here at the ranch I dozed down years ago to build a new cabin.
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#5463252 - 12/07/14 04:05 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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Find the old outhouse, that is where all the cool old stuff was pitched out.

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#5463271 - 12/07/14 04:12 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: Stompy]
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Originally Posted By: Stompy
The stories that place could tell.


If walls could talk..... cheers
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#5463395 - 12/07/14 05:14 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: Chief Joe]
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Originally Posted By: Chief Joe
Originally Posted By: Stompy
The stories that place could tell.


If walls could talk..... cheers


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#5463826 - 12/07/14 07:57 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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I really like walking around these old home sites. Nice pictures

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#5463867 - 12/07/14 08:03 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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Very cool...

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#5463870 - 12/07/14 08:04 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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#5463888 - 12/07/14 08:08 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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I have been back to this picture a dozen times, there is something about these old falling down houses that screams out to me that someone needs to save them. On an ranch down near Mason there was an old house like this one, one time we went by and the rancher was working on it. A year later it was restored. That was 40 years ago, when I see pics like this I wonder what could be done???
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#5464276 - 12/07/14 09:41 PM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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#5464466 - 12/08/14 06:08 AM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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I love pictures like this.

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#5464479 - 12/08/14 06:17 AM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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Is this near Jacksboro? Reason I ask is because that area had some of the worst Indian depredations in the state. Many early settlers had to 'fort up' at old fort Richardson, when the Comanches would go on their raids, usually in the summer during a full moon. I used to hunt Wizard wells area. Had a few old rock chimneys on the place where houses once stood. I used my metal detector near one and found an old heavy, metal spoon with U.S. engraved on it. It was about a foot down under the dirt. It is old, and was issued at the fort back in the 1860s. Cool stuff you can find if you take the time.
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#5464580 - 12/08/14 07:50 AM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: dogcatcher]
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Loc: Southlake, TX, Billy Bob Ranch...
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I have been back to this picture a dozen times, there is something about these old falling down houses that screams out to me that someone needs to save them. On an ranch down near Mason there was an old house like this one, one time we went by and the rancher was working on it. A year later it was restored. That was 40 years ago, when I see pics like this I wonder what could be done???


I thought about restoring it but a lot of the lumber is rotted so I dropped it. I will be redoing the fireplace stone by making a barbeque pit out of it.
In the meantime...I've got plenty to do


Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Is this near Jacksboro? Reason I ask is because that area had some of the worst Indian depredations in the state. Many early settlers had to 'fort up' at old fort Richardson, when the Comanches would go on their raids, usually in the summer during a full moon. I used to hunt Wizard wells area. Had a few old rock chimneys on the place where houses once stood. I used my metal detector near one and found an old heavy, metal spoon with U.S. engraved on it. It was about a foot down under the dirt. It is old, and was issued at the fort back in the 1860s. Cool stuff you can find if you take the time.


Yes it's 5 miles outside of Jacksboro off 380. The old man I bought it from said his great grandpa used to tell him stories of the indian raids and that a favorite indian hiding spot was just beyond my property line. He said they would come down from OK to steal horses and cattle and if you got in their way you ended up with an arrow in your chest.
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#5464696 - 12/08/14 09:00 AM Re: 125 Plus Year Old Farm House [Re: billybob]
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That is flat out awesome. up
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