American Digger Vol 15, Issue 2
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Feature articles in this issue (March-April 2019:
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS PRAIRIE CITY?
Intrigued by a museum’s brochure, a relic hunter goes on to locate the site of a former town. Some of the many interesting artifacts he unearths there can be tied to “Bleeding Kansas.”
By Todd Stillings
THE MIGHTY MINIÉ & THE GREAT TENACITY OF HUMAN LIFE
The .58 Minié, considered a common find by many detectorists, caused horrendous wounds and incalculable pain to those unfortunate to be struck with one.
By Richard G. Williams, Jr.
CAMP BUTNER: REACHING BACK 75 YEARS
A metal detecting club volunteers their services to search the site of a WWII training camp in North Carolina, donating many of their finds to a small museum.
By Doug Hardy
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
A detectorist in Indiana finds a gold coin on an early spring day, and returns to the same site that night to find five more—accumulating an amazing six gold coins.
By Richard Giltmar
One To Check Off The Bucket List
More than three decades of persistence, research and perseverance pay off for one collector of Stone-Age artifacts when he discovers a pristine grooved ax head.
By Dennis Wissinger
Field Of Dreams
A Canadian detectorist gains valuable information about a site, merely by listening. The reward is numerous coins and artifacts dating back to the early 19th century.
By D.J. Dowling
An Affordable Look Under Ground
Despite the advantages, ground penetrating radar (GPR) has remained an unaffordable dream for most privy and bottle diggers. That may be changing in the near future.
By Bill Baab