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Every once in awhile, a story comes along that surprises me. I was talking with family about past tenants of our farm land over the years and we got to talking about land owned by a particular family. I have found old pictures of their homestead and we were looking at one of those pictures of the various buildings and geographic features. It was casually brought up that the tenant built a pond behind the house and to create fish habitat, sank a Model T in the middle.
Although I haven't in several decades, I have fished in that pond before though I don't remember any lure snags or even fish stories. But it certainly got my mind wandering about what if anything remains of that Model T. Wouldn't it be neat to dig it out? Looking at old aerial photographs, the pond didn't exist in 1960 but did in 1970 so it is somewhere north of 50 years sunk at this point. In reality, I suspect the Model T was thoroughly shot before it was sunk into the pond and what remained back then, has long evaporated into rust particles buried in the mud at the bottom. I don't know if any plastic was in a Model T, but that is likely all that is left if one could see it buried in the mud.
So for now, it is just another story I will file away into the recesses of my brain and perhaps someday if the pond goes dry, I might wander out there with a metal detector for a look.