Though sightings are pretty infrequent today, the yard ornaments that portray blacks in subservient roles have the power to gnaw insatiably at the spirit of blacks and to disgust others who are unaware of the furtive and notable role these "Jockos" played in the first half of the 19th century.But escaping slaves understood then that the jockey statue would guide them to the Underground Railroad and to freedom.
(In Following the Drinking Gourd, the lyrics surreptitiously suggested slaves follow the "drinking gourd," a nickname for the Big Dipper, which pointed to the North Star and the way to freedom.Among other things, it advised that travel was safest in the spring – "when the sun comes back.") The jockey, in a similarly secret way, pointed to safe houses along the Underground Railroad.Metal detector scans are performed to evaluate for buried steel tanks.Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) can be used, which send a radar signal into the ground, buried tanks, pipes and former tank excavations can be located as the radar signal will reflect off these images. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) provides the ability to scan the ground for buried tanks AND areas where tanks have been removed.When questions arise regarding did a house ever have oil heat, a professional inspection of the property can be necessary.
Depending on the age of a home, oil heat may have been utilized.
Many homes first started on coal and then progressed to oil and then to natural gas.
Finding tanks is not always easy, but professionals can look for tell tale signs that a tank was or is present.
According to Florida Atlantic University history professor Kenneth W.
Goings, in his book Mammy and Uncle Mose (Indiana University Press), Gen.
What if I a buy a property and THEN find a buried tank? Unfortunately, you bought the property and the tank.