The first thing that caught my eye was chunks of slate, like from a slate roof. It litters the bank.
Upon closer inspection, there was also broken bottles and pottery pieces. Bits and pieces of broken blue mason jars also litter the hillside. No plastic anywhere that I could see, so it is an older dump. Sad that it was ever there, but there none-the-less. How long ago was the old barn standing and when was it torn down? It isn't mentioned in the book The Sandy and Beaver Canal / by R. Max Gard and William H. Vodrey, Jr, and that was in 1950. This book is available on CD. It can be purchased at the Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool, Ohio. For more information, contact the Sandy and Beaver Canal Association: