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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2007, 07:25:18 PM »
I'd love to see where the church was it's living history it would make all I have read about the bombings of WW2 seem so much more real and not just a writing in a book
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2007, 07:27:39 PM »
yeah thats what i like about it. i can walk through the exact bit where it was and think about it, and all the people buried underneath my feet lol
theres a tree there i go to sit at quite a lot, i was sat there about an hour before i found out sophie had died, and i picked up a leaf there for some reason and kept it ever since. i always think about her when i sit there now. althouhg i think about her almost 24/7 anyway now. it's a nice church as well, i found some good pictures of it from winter 1900 or 1910 which i like

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2007, 07:33:22 PM »
I love looking at old books with pictures of the own I live in then going to the places to see how much things changed.  In England you have so much more history to see I am jealous.  I also like collecting things from different times knowing they were handled by people so long ago
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2007, 07:33:33 PM »
I used to visit the Buffalo Historical Society
regularly. Not so much the Teddy Roosevelt
inaugural site, even though it was right around
the corner from me. It was just objects, but the
historical society had MAPS! I was lucky to have a
friend who worked at both.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2007, 07:40:20 PM »
i love old maps
i have two of manchester from 1880-90 (both have all saints church labeled on them :D) and a few others. maps are so awesome.

I love looking at old books with pictures of the own I live in then going to the places to see how much things changed.  In England you have so much more history to see I am jealous.  I also like collecting things from different times knowing they were handled by people so long ago

i like doing that too. that's why i like old postcards. i have quite a lot with photos of the area i live in on them, and also were used and written on by people a hundred years ago etc. it's really interesting seeing what they wrote. that's why i like museums too. london has a lot of history. i'm going down there soon. i was obsessed with the seventeenth century and tudors when i was a kid. i even had a cat named after henry VIII  :laugh:
i'm glad i live somewhere with a lot of history, it's probably the only reason i really like it here lol

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2007, 07:43:18 PM »
Used to look at paintings in history books,
and drum (stimming essentially, with visual
component) myself into the scenes.  :laugh:

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2007, 07:48:12 PM »
I have a penny from 1797 so worn it is almost flat all I can think about is who touched it.  Also some military collectibles a saber from 1863 and some German an American  WW2 items 
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2007, 07:51:27 PM »
i think my nana has some medals somewhere from my great great grandfather or something, but i havent been there for a while. i have a soviet one from the ukraine. its only from 1970 though so not that old, but it has lenin on it which i like. i have an old newspaper from during the war (1941 i think) - some of the adverts in it are interesting. most of the old stuff i have is maps and postcards. i like thinking about who owned it and who wrote it and what they did, where they lived, what they were like.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2007, 07:57:24 PM »
I have medals (mainly WWII and later),
a WWII Lugar (and holster), a bunch
of uniform jackets (mostly fairly modern,
but a WWII Eisenhower (army air corps!),
and also an old NYS militia jacket (from a general -
have his medals too). Then we get to swords.
A couple 19th century (my sword stick is one of
these), some ceremonial ones, and then a couple
of fairly old ones. Plus a decent handful of replicas.
Finally (and always on my finger) a seljuk ring that
my wife smuggled out of Turkey for me. All my life,
there was a ring waiting for me - this was it.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2007, 07:58:27 PM »
The town I live in was founded in 1639 so is pretty old for the US and from the 1890's it was a beach resort town.  So I have lots of post cards from then.   I want some ancient coins Greek or Roman  some aren't that expensive. 
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2007, 08:01:02 PM »
i was looking at swords in the museum shop today (not real old ones, replicas), i really want one  :laugh:
my brothers like playing with toy swords though so if they found it they'd probably injure themselves lol
it would go well with my pirate hat though :P
i tried to buy an old postcard with a picture of the church near my house once on ebay, but some bastard outbid me. i was really pissed off   :laugh:

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2007, 08:02:07 PM »
Coins are fairly easy. But, they too have to
be smuggled. You live in Connecticut, right?
The house I grew up in was an old 18th century
salter (modified) in Portland CT.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2007, 08:03:34 PM »
i was looking at swords in the museum shop today (not real old ones, replicas), i really want one  :laugh:
my brothers like playing with toy swords though so if they found it they'd probably injure themselves lol
it would go well with my pirate hat though :P
i tried to buy an old postcard with a picture of the church near my house once on ebay, but some bastard outbid me. i was really pissed off   :laugh:

I love swords. Like I said before, I almost bought a
real bicorn, which looked like your hat. I wish I had.
Was only a few hundred. Hell, my wife spent that on
my (new) tophat.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2007, 08:06:13 PM »
I had more swords but business was slow part of the summer and had to let go of some :(  My grandmother's house had all kinds of old guns back to flint locks but my brothers got them all except for a flintlock pistol I have.  As for really old I have some fossil bones,wood and a dinosaur track
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2007, 08:08:23 PM »
I used to hunt fossils.
Have a really nice trilobite.
A bunch of old shark's teeth
too. My mom's got all the old
guns. Nothing back that far though.
Back at Ft. Niagara, we used to play
with replica muskets though - that was
fun.