American Digger Vol 16, Issue 6
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Feature articles in this issue (Nov-Dec 2020):
The Freemen Firefighters
Despite theories, there never was solid proof that wartime Charleston, South Carolina ha`d a freemen fire company. That all changed when a metal detectorist found one small but very significant artifact.
By Axel Macon
A Tribute to Old Port Velasco
Before the port was dredged, relic hunters were able to rescue some amazing artifacts related to Texas history. Although the site is unhuntable today, this author tells us of the history uncovered during his 25 years of detecting there.
By Bobby J. McKinney
Beyond the Great Silver Hoard
The hoard consisted of 1,927 silver coins from 20th century. However, after being involved in a fire, most were damaged in a way that only made them worth melt value. At least, until it was decided to turn the coins into rings.
By Tim Henderson
One Mile in 35 Years
Sometimes a single area is so entwined with history that it can take years to uncover the layers of all that happened there. Join us in this article as we listen to the decades-long exploration of a single mile of river.
By Dave Beer
A Collection Reclaimed
No matter what generation you belong to, someone else was collecting something before you. Read what happens when a modern-day digger discovers a forgotten collection.
By Nate Long
Mistakes, Missteps, & Misadventures in Metal Detecting
Our senior editor, currently a refugee of sorts from a country far away, reminisces about mistakes he has made in his decades of metal detecting in the U.S. and overseas.
By Bob Roach
Plus Just Dug artifacts, regular columns, shows, and more!