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03-24-2016, 05:32 PM
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A 49ers Autograph
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Was out recently and didn't find much of interest, (I thought), just the usual rivets, ox shoes, pocket watch parts etc. Today I took a closer look at one of the items in the pile, a brass key hole cover, with what I thought at first were some strange looking scratches. As it turns out-it is inscribed, in very old hand writing J. Stoddard. In addition, the company name on the keyhole is from the 1850s.
Maybe I'll be able to figure out who this guy was, probably not, but I do know that I have a piece of a very old trunk, and most likely the hand writing of a early pioneer.
   


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03-24-2016, 06:00 PM
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Now THAT'S a cool find, Cap Yes

There was a fella named Stoddard who was very important during the gold rush years, but his first name didn't begin with J. However, maybe it was a relative? The photo below offers a quick blurb I found about this Stoddard fellow, and there are 2 links with additional info...

http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/hist.htm

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/gold_rush...tale30.htm


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03-24-2016, 06:09 PM
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Very cool find Cap! Will be interesting news when you find out anything. The devil is in the details!! Good luck!

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03-24-2016, 06:44 PM
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Awesome find man with history written into it! Good luck on the research!

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03-24-2016, 08:39 PM
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Awesome find, loved those mystery. Hope you find out more. Thanks for sharing.

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03-24-2016, 10:33 PM
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Very nice save from a scrap pile.  Hope you find something out about that relic. HH keep us posted

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03-25-2016, 12:32 AM
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Very cool.

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03-27-2016, 03:40 AM
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That is a cool find!! Thx for sharing!
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