American Digger Magazine Volume 12, Issue 2
In this issue of American Digger:
HARD DIGGING, HARD CIDER
Privies were used in past ages as convenient places to throw junk. Over the years, much of that junk, especially the bottles, have turned into virtual gold.
By Brian & Linda Oiler
That MAGIC MOMENT
Life sometimes throws a few curveballs our way. When that curveball leads to the recovery of a rare Civil War plate, it is a magical moment.
By Dennis Cox
The 2015 Gold Diaries-Part II
Successfully mining Alaskan gold requires luck, money, and lots of hard work. Yet the rewards, both financially and spiritually, can make it all worthwhile.
By Steve Phillips
A Tale of Two Survivors
These two Civil War POW survivors had very different experiences, but their memory lives on in the relics found that once belonged to them.
By Tony Mantia & Butch Holcombe
American Digger® Inaugural Lowcountry Show.
The first American Digger® Lowcountry show was an historic moment in the world of artifact shows, and the dawn of a new era.
By Butch Holcombe
When a child discovered that he had a Native American ancestor, it opened his eyes to a whole new world of culture and collecting.
By Marshall Nych
Looking for Jerry
It started with finding a cigarette lighter engraved by its owner. It ended with uncovering a story of a Vietnam Veteran who lived life his own way.
By Brian L. Walsh
Devastation and Determination:
After the Civil War, poverty gripped the South. It was only fitting that some tools of war were put to more practical uses after the battles were over.
By William (Bill) Jones
Nothing can ruin a good day of metal detecting faster than an accident. Here are some common hazards that should be avoided.
By Quindy Robertson