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Found Stuff

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The post on Travel Cautions got me thinking about some of the stuff I've found along the highways and landings over the years. A new Carrhart jacket, various boat cushions, life jackets, gas cans, etc. Anyone else find any good stuff?

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OK Gunflint...be that way:) My brother once found a scoped Marlin 444 lever action along the road....put an ad in the local paper and everything, no one ever responed so he got himself a new rifle.

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nothing realy worth keeping yet, but, why is it that you'll see one shoe so many times allong the road...?

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I found a boat and trailer combo. All I had to do was replace the flat tire! J/K =)

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jesus a marlin 444? gold trigger or normal aluminum finish?

when i was younger i was walkin on a sandbar on a backwater in the mn river and i kicked somthing, and i grabbed it and it was an acetelyne tank with a jagged hole in it

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Several years ago driving up 35W just before Bloomington a box full of Mr Heaters fell out of a truck. My buddy and I got about 8 to 10 heaters. Other people stopped, but we got all the good ones that didn't get hit by cars. I even gave one to a guy that stopped and didn't get one ooo.gif

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I like to hunt for tie down straps and rubber snubbers, they're easy to catch when they cross a road.

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New Mr. Heater on 94 between Minnesoa and Wisconson

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Last year about this time I went with my mom to pick up a glider and ottoman combination cause of the new addition to the family. We got it back down to the apartment, got unloaded and started heading back to her house to pick up my car, just as soon as we got on the highway, we saw a glider in the median, brand new, fell out of a truck. It had a couple scratches and one screw was sheared off, load it up and brought it to her house and with just a little cleaning and a new screw, it was just like new. Think of the odds.

Tom

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I was in northern wisconsin heading north on hwy 53, had the wife and kids with me. I seen on the median there was a leather duffle bag. So I told the wife about what I saw, she agreed we should turn around, never know could be loaded with $$ we thought! So I drive 5 miles up the road to the next turn around then head back to where I seen this duffle bag. Im driving and looking for it , seen it pulled over and ran into the ditch to discover it was a black plastic garbage bag full of garbage! to this day the kids and wife give me crapp about this!

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Be careful pulling over on the freeway. I pulled over with my jeep to pick up something in the middle one time and before I could get out, a highway patrol was behind me. He said it was illegal to pull over in the center, quick thinking I said my transfer case had pop'd into neutral and I had to stop to shift back into high range. Luckily he bought it and sent me on my way.

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I like to hunt for tie down straps and rubber snubbers, they're easy to catch when they cross a road.


Ya I like to honk and swerve at the fools getting out of their cars for a bungy or strap. grin.gif

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nothing really worth keeping yet, but, why is it that you'll see one shoe so many times along the road...?


I know a guy who stopped and picked up ONE glove off the side of the road. Who would pick up one glove, right? About a mile later there lays the other glove and it had a 5-dollar bill in it. What are the chances?

I have never scored anything too nice but do stop if I see something (not on the freeway - not worth it)

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Picked up an ice scoop this winter along the road. Can never had enough of them. grin.gif They always seem to find their way down the hole!

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I can not believe I am even posting this... On vacation when I was younger we were on a long road trip, I think we were Louisiana.. anyway, were tooling along and dad pulls oover to the side of the road.. there sitting a brand new hush puppie shoe(quite fashionable at the time) in the right soze for him... but only 1 shoe.. So theres my mom, riding him the whole way about how stupid it was to pick up one shoe.. what kind of dumb &#@*^ picks up one shoe.. Dad kept saying, its the right size and NEW.. Well anyway... to my moms surprise, 18 miles later?... yup.. the other shoe!

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I can't believe this either but for that past 3 days just as I turn to go to work I have been passing up a hockey puck and today I finally broke down and stopped. Looks like my dog has a new toy!!!

mr

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I have picked up a lot of tools. Ratchets,sockets, pliers, screw drivers,air nailers. I also have picked up about 4 cell phones. Only 1 worked by the time I got to it. Made a few calls and found the owner. I found a wallet one time. It had about $12,000 in checks in it. The owner was from out of state so I dropped it in the mail.

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HAd a guy lose a snowmobile in front of me once. It just slid smothly right off the trailer and off into the ditch. I pulled over and drove it up to a conveniece store just down the road. Left the sled out by the road and told them what happened. Sure enough about an hour later the driver noticed and came back for his sled. Thought I was gonna have a free snowmobile for a while ther! grin.gif

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Going across on HWY 8 to the cabin on memorial weekend, just outside of the town of barron I see a large box in the road and a yellow and red something laying next to it. Get a little closer and I see a lifejacket. I pull over grab the box full of brand new life jackets and see a car pulled over up ahead. I figure I'll drive up and ask them if they are theirs. Nope not theirs either. I ended up with 6 adult Stearns lifejackets with the tags on them, still use them till this day!

Tunrevir~

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I mow the stip mall right off of 35 in Pine City.

One day I found the corner of a $100 bill. The gas station just to the east had been mowed earlier that day or the day before, and I figured they'd hit the bill by accident and the rest was history.

Well I continued mowing and about 5 minutes later, found the rest of the bill tucked way up under some brush.

2 years later (last year) I was mowing the same property, and found another $100 bill. Went to the KFC there for some free lunch and called the wife on the cell phone. She asked if I looked for anymore. I said no, but it's a wide open area that I was mowing, it was just sitting there, didn't think there were anymore around.

After lunch I went back mowing, and sure enough, there's (2) more! For a total of $300. You can imagine, but then I REALLY started looking!! grin.gif But that was it.

There's a grocery store on that end of the strip mall, and I went in, asked if anyone had reported losing a set amount of money in the parking lot, but no one had....soooo..... I had a nice tip that week.

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Years ago the gas station I worked at was across the alley from the bar. Lots of cars would park behind the station and go to the bar on Friday nights. On Saturday mornings when we would pull everything out of the bays we would always come across money.

I think when the fellas got a little tipsy and went to pull there keys out some money would fall out also.

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While looking for a clipboard that I had lost after forgetting about it on the pickup box rail, my partner and I found a near new Buck knife in sheath.

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Hey Mudcat21, just curious where did you find the ice scooper this year? I lost one south of Emily earlier this year, I also lost a rod bag with 3 rod and reels in it in between Blackduck and Bemidji! I guess I need to pack more carefully!

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