Shane and Connie Smith of Sidney, Iowa, shared photos of a heavy iron item found on their farm in southwest Iowa.

“We have found miscellaneous items throughout the years as they said it was a relay station for stage coaches,” Shane said. “Would love to find out what it is.”

So would we. And we imagine there will be numerous conversations around the morning coffee table in cafes around the Midwest.

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