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Interesting Story - Old Winchester Rifle Found in Great Basin National Park

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Offline RichardM

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Holy cow, those Oneida folks were an interesting bunch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_Community

Now that's wild - never heard of them before. How unlikely is it that one of their leg traps made it to Big Bend (is that where you found it BK ?)  And that you would happen upon it 100 years (+/-) later ?
Not at all unlikely. Oneida was the premier steel trap brand in the United States.


and how many have you happened across in your travels ?
I never thought to check out the brand, but I've probably come across a dozen in various parks/woods/etc.

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Offline alan in shreveport

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Holy cow, those Oneida folks were an interesting bunch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_Community

Now that's wild - never heard of them before. How unlikely is it that one of their leg traps made it to Big Bend (is that where you found it BK ?)  And that you would happen upon it 100 years (+/-) later ?
Not at all unlikely. Oneida was the premier steel trap brand in the United States.


and how many have you happened across in your travels ?
I never thought to check out the brand, but I've probably come across a dozen in various parks/woods/etc.

I've never come across any so I was/am impressed with  Bad Knees find. I guess maybe they are not as rare as I thought. 
3 questions  - were any at BBNP ?   were any of the traps still set ?  did any have any victims or parts of victims in them ?

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Offline RichardM

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Holy cow, those Oneida folks were an interesting bunch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_Community

Now that's wild - never heard of them before. How unlikely is it that one of their leg traps made it to Big Bend (is that where you found it BK ?)  And that you would happen upon it 100 years (+/-) later ?
Not at all unlikely. Oneida was the premier steel trap brand in the United States.


and how many have you happened across in your travels ?
I never thought to check out the brand, but I've probably come across a dozen in various parks/woods/etc.

I've never come across any so I was/am impressed with  Bad Knees find. I guess maybe they are not as rare as I thought. 
3 questions  - were any at BBNP ?   were any of the traps still set ?  did any have any victims or parts of victims in them ?
No, no, and no. Several were in the Barton Hills greenbelt, a few others at Lost Pines Scout Camp outside of Bastrop.

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Offline Hayduke

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I also found one of these Oneida-made traps in BBNP. Thanks to badknees for the link to the interesting article about the source.

The trap itself was pretty rusty. There was no spring action left, so a harmless historical artifact.

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Offline Buck

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That's ok - the Park Service will conduct a survey and issue a memo on the dangers of banging ones self in the head with such artifacts, then make the area off limits, or turn it into a wilderness area.   :willynilly:
"Hey, how 'bout a Fandango..?"

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Offline badknees

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Holy cow, those Oneida folks were an interesting bunch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_Community

Now that's wild - never heard of them before. How unlikely is it that one of their leg traps made it to Big Bend (is that where you found it BK ?)  And that you would happen upon it 100 years (+/-) later ?
Not at all unlikely. Oneida was the premier steel trap brand in the United States.


and how many have you happened across in your travels ?
I never thought to check out the brand, but I've probably come across a dozen in various parks/woods/etc.

I've never come across any so I was/am impressed with  Bad Knees find. I guess maybe they are not as rare as I thought. 
3 questions  - were any at BBNP ?   were any of the traps still set ?  did any have any victims or parts of victims in them ?

These traps were probably the most common ever made. The commune was very successful.
Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Through the Mirror
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