American Digger Magazine Volume 12, Issue 5
Feature articles n this issue:
The Colonial River Road The road was traveled by those who fought for their independence in both the late 1700s and the 1860s. This family is fortunate to find the relics that remain. By Patrick Edwards
The Digs That Started It All
After meeting experienced privy diggers, this author embarks on a new world of digging bottles, and learns some lesson about human nature.
By Robert Arnot, Jr.
Changes: 20 years of Swinging a Coil
In the twenty years that this collector has been seeking relics of America’s past, there have been many changes in the hobby; some good and some bad.
By Quindy D. Robertson
Walls and Wells
American Digger®’s senior editor discusses his experiences in hunting the camps used by British troops immediately prior to and after the 1885 Victorian War battle of Abu Klea, in the Bayuda Desert of Sudan.
By Bob Roach
American Digger On The Road: Pennsylvania
Our quest to discover and uncover America’s history takes us to a colonial site and Revolutionary War camp in Pennsylvania.
By Butch Holcombe
A beloved uncle shows his nephew a very special arrowhead, sparking in the young man a lifelong passion in history and collecting that is still going strong.
By Peter Schichtel
Someplace Old & Something New
A chance to use a new detector at a Civil War site gives insight into both the Front Royal, Virginia battle and the Garrett ACE 400 metal detector.
By Mark H. Sweberg