I have been contacted by a couple of people that have found milk bottles buried in their backyard however I was recently contacted by Jackie Eidenmiller who found much more. She mentioned that her husband and her stated using a metal detector in the area around their home between Ellwood Road and the Wurtemburg cutoff (part of the old Gardner farm).
Jackie shared that they are finding old railroad tracks and wheels from carts or small trains. They are also finding tools like sledge hammer heads, wedges and picks. There is a lot of cut limestone in the area, and there are remnants of a railroad bed there also.
It is believed that the defunct Elmwood Brick and Limestone Company formerly operated in the area in the late 1800′s. Some of the artifacts are dated from 1878. Interestingly they are also finding watch parts and harmonica parts everywhere. If you can shed any information it would be helpful. Please share below or email me at email@example.com