American Digger Vol 15, Issue 3
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THE DUTCH INFLUENCE IN EARLY COLONIAL VIRGINIA
A future digger learned in grammar school that 1619 had been a very significant year in the history of Virginia. As an adult, his finds and research help explain that year’s significance.
By Bill Dancy
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
Just six months after his father had dug a Confederate belt plate, his son finds a tongue to another Confederate plate in a “hunted out” site in Arkansas.
By Meigs Brainard
MYSTERIES OF THE SPANISH CROSS
An old cross unearthed in a remote spot in Michigan might just turn out to be one of the earliest non-Indian artifacts ever discovered in the Wolverine State.
By Tom Shively
WITNESS TO A MOST REGRETTABLE INCIDENT
An identification device, unearthed at a Spanish-American War site, leads to research and interesting facts about the soldiers who were posted there, and the volatile times in which they lived.
By Scott Duncan
THE CIRCLE OF DEATH
A digger, wanting to avoid damage to the lawns where he is allowed to metal detect, experiments with how to minimize the impact of digging in manicured areas.
By Dennis Anderson
LOST FOR 77 YEARS
A high school ring, lost close to eight decades ago in North Carolina, is found and returned to the owner’s grateful daughter in West Virginia.
By Adam Larabee