Khristi Zimmeth, Detroit News writer
Sometimes trash really is treasure, as James Boyd of Redford Township recently discovered. "I'm a metal recycler and I almost scrapped this," he told Robert DuMouchelle, who recently took a look at his item during a recent appraisal day at DuMouchelle Art Galleries in downtown Detroit.
"I almost pitched it into the pile, but then something caught my eye and I told the guy to separate it from everything else. I look through everything, but I'm really glad I didn't miss this one," Boyd said.
Weighing in at 40-50 pounds, the large steel plaque has a face on it and, upon closer inspection, revealed writing on it that says Daniel Boone, something that originally caught Boyd's attention.
According to www.virginia.org and the auction site www.worthpoint.org, which has similar items in their possession, the piece is one of a few remaining of the more than 300 cast iron markers that once marked the Boone Trail Highway, which stretched fromRead More »from Plaque saved from scrap yard is piece of history