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Friday, March 13, 2009

Hundred year old treasure or junk?

Last week I had found another trail in the hammock where I work. I'd walked down it a little ways and to my shock found lots and lots of those black plastic pots that plants come in. How they got there, I have no idea. My sister thinks maybe they blew in during a hurricane since we are surrounded by nurseries and farms. Well, today I decided I'd go back out there and start getting some of the pots out of there. As I was pulling the pots, I noticed something yellow in the distance...something sticking out of the ground...I pulled it out and this was what I'd found:





A treasure! From the date on it and what I could find online, it is from 1908! I also read that the company was bought out by Wrigley's so that right there dates it, too. I brought it home and cleaned it up as best I could. I'm sure in it's condition, it's not worth a dime, but to me it's priceless!
I can't wait to see what I can find next week!





9 comments:

CHEF TROLL said...

I'll vote for treasure.

misti said...

Treasure for sure! That's awesome. I always wonder what is lurking about...

Sara said...

Way cool! I vote treasure!

Olive said...

Put it on eBay! Set a reserve price and see if you get it.

Anonymous said...

Incredibly Cool. Considering Miami wasn't even a real town to speak of in 1908, it's even more amazing.

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

What a find! I love it!

lisaschaos said...

Very cool! I had no idea it was so big until your helper joined it!

Anonymous said...

That is super cool! I wonder how long it had been there and how it got there! I "googled" Zeno Chewing Gum and look at this link. It's for an auction and it has what looks very much like what your find originally looked like...
http://content.liveauctioneers.com/item/6191977

SwampAngel65 said...

I found that exact same link when I was trying to find out about it! I cannot for the life of me figure out how it got where it did...unless it was maybe stolen by some kids and left in the woods by them?