ADM Vol 13, Iss 3
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The publication for diggers and collectors of history
In this issue:
The Dumb Luck Chronicles
Nothing beats good research...except a bit of blind luck. A newbie to the hobby
proves that, on occasion, good luck can pay off just as well as research.
By Dan Lombardo
Four friends drive hundreds of miles in Sudan to search nineteenth-century
military camps, only to discover that these had already been hunted. They carry
out their searches anyway, and come away with numerous good relics.
By Bob Roach
At the turn of the century, South Carolina found a way to monopolize liquor
sales by requiring purchases to be made from a state owned dispensary. It is
still remembered through the bottles found in the Palmetto State.
By Robert Bohrn
The Forgotten Picket Post
With persistence, research, and the courage to ask landowners for permission
to search, one detectorist in Tennessee proves that there are still productive
Civil War sites waiting to be discovered.
By Richard Blake
Is a Paid Hunt For You?
There are growing numbers of paid metal detecting “hunts” in the United States.
Would one of these be a good fit for you? Read this article and find out.
By Al Brown
A first glance, it looked to be a Civil War bullet. But when this young man
picked it up, it was obviously something different. A short family vacation
in Kentucky unexpectedly produces a 450-million-year-old fossil.
By Adam Brenner
The Uncanny Grapevine
A veteran relic hunter reminisces about the bonds forged and friendships made
over several decades of searching for artifacts. He also tells the story of a grist
mill near Port Hudson and a find which connects him to the mill’s history.
By William Spedale
Searching for “D.L.M.”
The return of any ring can be a fascinating journey, but even with a school
name and a full set of initials it can often be a challenge requiring the utmost in
By Gary Fishman
Plus recent finds, columns, letters and much more