40 years of beeping


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Started digging out most of my finds and putting them in display cases to put on the wall, still have cans full of stuff and no place to display them. Top row is all rings. 40 years of beeping.

In the case is a stack of tokens and pile of keys plus cans of various things, much much more & no room to display.

The one photo is a few of the religious medals I found

All the gold items were taken from cases and sent in for melt.

Allen in MT

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I know what it is to have 50years of stuff and pic,s what do you do with one half a century of bottle caps? and pull tabs etc,me and my dad have been competeing for 50years , i started with a D-Tex bactk then so i could be with the big boys ,champions back then, with only old B.F.O.s To work with astonishing aint it ?

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Yes Sir Im the son of Roy J. Lagal nobody special just another Gold hunter , I spent my life runing around in a school buss , dredgeing and going to Quatsite each year to sell my gold , yes dads doing ok ,a touch of alltimers thats all , so you have known dad for a while, here is some old pic, of dad

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Yes Sir Im the son of Roy J. Lagal nobody special just another Gold hunter , I spent my life runing around in a school buss , dredgeing and going to Quatsite each year to sell my gold , yes dads doing ok ,a touch of alltimers thats all , so you have known dad for a while, here is some old pic, of dad

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Dear Dutch John , I dont rember meeting you, but dad knew a lot of people i never met, cause i was always gone except for Quartsite Arizona during Jan, Feb, Mar, the shows , I was always at the Main Event acros the freeway from dad at the Hijolly Lot were he was always at , here is what I looked like back then , I also sold Detectors and pans back then ,and as always i was in the mountains dredgeing and paning for gold , thats how i made a liveing for my family, dad has 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren , and more on the way, you probably never knew they existed ,good to hear from one of his friends, see i was always the black sheep of the family , never liked working or writeing books to sell detectors , liked the mountains and deserts to much ,

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Gosh Larry... We are talking about the same Roy Lagal. Your mom's name was Gerri; and you are related to Tommy Long(?)

The last contact I had with Roy, his address was in Fredericksburg TX. The last time I saw Roy and Gerri was at Quartzsite. They were tailgating.

You certainly was not a "black sheep." No Sirree! You marched to a different drummer, nothing wrong with that!... I'm very glad to hear about Roy... He must be in his late 80's; close to 90. Jim Straight here

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Gosh Larry... We are talking about the same Roy Lagal. Your mom's name was Gerri; and you are related to Tommy Long(?)

The last contact I had with Roy, his address was in Fredericksburg TX. The last time I saw Roy and Gerri was at Quartzsite. They were tailgating.

You certainly was not a "black sheep." No Sirree! You marched to a different drummer, nothing wrong with that!... I'm very glad to hear about Roy... He must be in his late 80's; close to 90. Jim Straight here

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Dear Dutch John yes my moms name was Gerri Lagal , and you are talking about Tommy T. Long ,not related but still family , when mom died me and dad had a falling out , to much to talk about , but im still his son and im nobody special ,just Larry Lagal and i been at it a long time 50years of hunting , started with a D-Tex old B.F. O. those were all we had back then here are some more pic, of dad back in the 60,s good to meet you ,i also put some of me , mom and newer ones of dad,

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Dear Dutch John here are pic,s of the Roy J. Lagal you know ,and some of Tommy Long , Virgil Hutten ,and Black Fether ,and my Mother Wilda Gerildeen Lagal at the bigest show in the U.S.A. for snowbirds Quartsite Arizona , this is the Roy you know, and my father ,sorry but im still the black sheep of the family , you didnt even know I existed , I was a 60,s kid i dont write books and mised my father after he started, he is in the treasure hunters hall of fame, and in the World Book as the man who fathered electronic prospecting , and was a great teacher to all , I wanted to gold mine , dredge , hardrock , hunt nuggets with a detector , pan for traces , hunt in the desert , and live in the mountains , dad had a hard time that i wasnt a salesman with a easy life ,By the way ill be 60years old pretysoon,so you know dad has 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and more on the way , he and i dont talk anymore , but im still his son , i check in on him each month , dont menchen you met me it will just upset him ,cause im not what he wanted me to be , but i know as much about gold as he does , i lived it all my life , nobody special Larry Lagal, glad i had the honor to meet you John ,and share with you ,thats where it is ,shareing stories not selling books for me ,

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Larry... Jim here... Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm certainly glad to have met you through Rob's forum.

Mums the word with me... And Larry you are not a black sheep... Please don't beat your self up thinking you are... And again, thanks for the trip down memory lane by way of your photos...

Allen... you and Larry have posted a great assortment of photos to enjoy seeing...

My Best to All...

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Dear Dutch John ,here are some more pic,s of dad,s favorite thing, next to hunting nuggets , mom,s favorite too, this is from the Lewis-Clark valley in Idaho, dad,s home town ,His second hobby, Croppy, Catfish, Trout, Steelhead, Salmon,And even Sterguin, for over 50 years , im shareing dad,s happyness with you ,hope you like the pic,s glad to make your aquaintaince Duth John .

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