I have heard that ‘Red Necks’ throw trash in the woods and dead end streets. But in my travels I think it was much more wide spread than the south. Anyway there are a couple dump sites here and I have been excavating to learn of our Belmont Past.
The area before I started the trail:
Once touring Williamsburg the guide told us that the scientist and archaeologist could learn more factual data about old Williamsburg by digging than looking at the written history, diaries and letters back home. The guide went on to say people writing ‘embellish’ where buried facts do not lie.
I smiled at that, I would take someone’s diary who LIVED during a historical time as better facts than all the digging anyone can do, but that is a personal opinion.
Anyway, judging from what this archaeologist has found our little town’s forefathers not only worked in textiles but drank a lot of alcohol. When I hit a ‘nest of bottles’ 90% of them are liquor bottles, a few beer bottles and fewer medicine and food bottles. LOL
I have found one Valuable Cheerwine bottle, son Mark says it is valued at $26. I found a Pepsi Bottle. This must be an antique because the bottom does not have the city of origin, but the patent #. In the 1940s the city of origin began being imprinted on the bottom.
I made some jar & bottle trees. The most interesting is Old milk bottles. They are like the ones delivered to our front door (1940s) with the neck full of cream. One is labeled “BILTMORE DAIRY- JERSEY MILK”. For you that might not know, the milk is from Jersey cows, not ‘Joerzy’ as in New Joerzy!