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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 08:28:01 AM »
Interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 09:08:41 AM »
That makes TWO of us. :shrug: :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 09:13:34 AM »
When I first saw the word Muscatine I thought of something we used to drink when much younger than today.  Muscatel :P

What an interesting story and what a resource it was.  I have a friend who collects old clothing from as far back as the 1800's and she has a lot of blouses with pearl buttons.  She will love this article.

Boepple's demise is poetic justice from the mollusk's point of view.

Great article Wolfy.
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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 12:32:26 PM »
"The man with the knapsack is never lost." Horace Kephart (1862-1931)

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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 04:49:11 PM »
back in the 1800's I believe the Mississippi river was dredged for clams which were turned into
buttons ,ashtrays womens hair clips and many other things,

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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 10:15:58 AM »
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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 12:48:02 PM »
Is it wrong of me to bring my flint knapping kit and a few rocks to an area that I like to hike?  Well, let me explain before you answer.....

There are a smattering of signs that say not to disturb or remove Indian Artifacts.

On a nice cool fall day I'll set up my chair, have lunch and start knapping.  I scatter the points around in easy to see (and remember) locations.  I always check on my next hike to the area.  Never once have the points still been there.

I would love to hear the stories being told about them.

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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2019, 05:06:47 PM »
Personally I think that is not a good thing to do.  While the harm seems minimal it does cloud potential sites.  Even the chips you leave are misleading. 

The fact that they are gone when you return is poor too. 
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