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A new chapter for me in the U.P.
« on: October 28, 2013, 09:48:27 PM »
I just typed out a very long post, then lost it while trying to add the photos. Well, here are the photos. Story to come.  :D

The gist of it is, I made a property swap and now have new land in the U.P. my next door neighbor to my west got my property, I got some of Lou's property, and Lou get's my neighbor's money. :)  So, a new chapter, new dreams, and hopefully a few of them will some day come true.  The land had mature hardwoods, large white pine, hemlock and yellow birch and enough maple to probably tap trees if I ever wanted too. it still has plenty of wild cedar land and boreal type forest in the back and is backed by thousands of acres of wildland. There is stories of buried loot that go along with the property and its old now gone homestead. And best of all? PUDDING STONES! :D

Only have a few pictures of the road frontage and a few pictures of some old iron on the property mother nature is trying to absorb.  Any idea what the axle might be out of?

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
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Re: A new chapter for me in the U.P.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 09:50:58 PM »
Beautiful property with a history.  I am happy for you.  I definitely want to see it one day.  I know that you cannot wait to get up there.  Just being on the property has to soothe your soul. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 09:55:33 PM »
Love that Old Iron. Good for you. I am happy for you. Now get up there and start to make some memories. How far away is the land? My family always called this place The Farm. There is nothing like working your own land.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 10:06:22 PM »
A paved road too? Nice! 8)

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 10:28:56 PM »
If this link works, the crosshair should be near the driveway.

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=46.014494&lon=-84.054189&z=17.9&r=0&src=yh
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 10:29:35 PM »
Nice  8) 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 10:32:07 PM »
Nice score on the property, Jeff 8) I think Ford Model T's had an axle like that, with the transverse spring and the worm gear drive.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 10:36:06 PM »
I was thinking model t, but not sure.

Here is the layout. I go down an acre due to the power transfer station in the corner, but thats okay with me. I still have the same power line running through this property.  The grouse love that power station. Must be the hum or something.

 

 
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 10:38:43 PM »
That's great Jeff, I'm happy for ya!

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 10:40:42 PM »
If you zoom out on that map and start looking north, it's scary how far you can go in my back yard and see nothing but untamed U.P. Nothing there  until you hit the saint Mary's River going up to meet Lake Superior. 8)
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 10:41:28 PM »
 Yes, that's a ruckstell rear end, worm gear drive, but,not sure what truck might have used it.  Could have been a Model "T" or other heavy duty truck. I believe they were made until 1929 or so.

 Nice spread.  8)
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 10:44:18 PM »
I think Ford Model T's had an axle like that, with the transverse spring and the worm gear drive.

Don't they still use that axle on the F-150?   ;D

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2013, 09:01:12 AM »
Looks nice and sounds like you made a good deal. How much land is that?
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2013, 11:34:00 AM »
Wow Jeff, that is totally awesome.  I remember that you had "building issues" with the drainage situation on your other property.  I'll bet that you now have "plans".  Maybe Pat and I can see it sometime.   ;D

Where is it in relation to the cabin?

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2013, 12:16:56 PM »
Wow!!! great piece of land Jeff,needs a cabin on it tho !!! ;D ;D Model "T" ford truck rear axle. looks like a hunting paradise!!
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2013, 12:30:14 PM »
Nice property!  Congrats on the new land.
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2013, 01:10:33 PM »
Where are you putting the cabin?
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2013, 01:37:31 PM »
Oh, yeah!

Great bit of wheelin' and dealin'  8) 8) 8) 8)

Is the land on the north side of the road a bit higher and drier? 

Really cool that it worked out the way it did.  You're a good son.  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2013, 03:23:03 PM »
Good move, Jeff.  It looks as though you really made out well.  I'm sure that you'll like that property.  Good old Lou.  He's a good friend for you guys.  Glad that you're closer to him.

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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2013, 03:26:17 PM »
The new property is about a quarter mile to the west and of the old property and now on the north side of the road with and connected to Daddy Lou. :D ;) :) 
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