American Digger Vol 15, Issue 1
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Feature articles in this issue include:
THE MAN IN THE SPOON
Who was Ajax McFall? A spoon found in a Washington Artillery Civil War camp was engraved with his name. Through research, we now know who Ajax was.
By Dennis Cox
THE GREAT SILVER HOARD
Finding a silver coin is fun. Finding a silver spill is awesome. But finding over 1,900 silver coins in a single hole? It doesn’t get much better.
By Loy Milam
A TALE OF TWO ERAS
There is a lot of history to be discovered when metal detecting for Civil War relics or WWII artifacts. Find an area with both and the results can be amazing.
By Quindy D. Robertson
THE WONDERFUL STORY OF KOCA NOLA
Its name was similar to another popular soda, but it became the target of Federal drug laws. Although its life was short, Koca Nola’s collectors’ appeal is long.
By Charles D. Head
MASSACRE AT SHAYKAN
An entire army of poorly equipped conscripts was virtually wiped out here in November of 1883. Now a metal detectorist visits the site to see what can be learned about the tragic event that occurred here.
By Bob Roach
IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE...
When used properly, social media is a blessing to detectorists. But when used as a platform for hate and jealously, it becomes a curse for our hobby.
By Sonya Harshman
Plus regular columns, recent finds, and much more!