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Found at a lake cabin with mining history, railroad and ferry. 1900’s

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Some history there, but I wonder what it is?
 

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Help us out what does it say? Location Black Diamond...you in my neck of the woods? 

strick

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Bellingham, Washington is where I found it.

all I can make out is

Union .....

916.  Denver

when i get home in gonna clean it up

electrolylsis 

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2 hours ago, strick said:

Help us out what does it say? Location Black Diamond...you in my neck of the woods? 

strick

Too funny, I am from I guess you would say your sister city but in Washington.  We got our city name from the California  black diamond coal company or something along those lines.

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5 hours ago, GlazedTofu said:

Too funny, I am from I guess you would say your sister city but in Washington.  We got our city name from the California  black diamond coal company or something along those lines.

When the Welsh miners played out the coal fields here they moved to Washington to mine coal over there and as you say named it after the place they had came from last. That makes us brethren lol

What's the writing say on the object?

Strick 

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Bale Spike Tag. Maybe to shove into a bale of cotton or hay?

Just a guess...cool find.

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Looks like 'UNION HDW' (Union Hardware Company)?  Bottom to right of year:  'SIMER...'?

I like oldmancoyote1's guess(?) that it's a railroad tie date spike, although I've never seen one that looked like this.

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