American Digger Vol 17, Issue 1
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Feature articles in this issue of American Digger magazine, Jan-Feb 2021:
The final count?
Finding one “CSA” buckle is good. A few lucky souls dig multiples, usually over the course of a few decades. But find where they were made and all bets are off.
By Joe Haile
Before there was plastic, some buttons were manufactured from mussel shells. The old shells used for this are collected by one of our readers in Arkansas.
By Kip Davis
A wooded hilltop gives up a plethora of coins, buttons, and other artifacts—including two parts of a broken spur which are at last reunited.
By John Daniel Langley
You found it – now show it off!
An experienced digger explains how to best display and label artifacts, so that others might be able to better learn from and enjoy them.
By Mark Schuessler
Tennessee creek bank artifacts
A veteran arrowhead hunter, on solo trips and with his son and granddaughter, recover numerous beautiful points in a field in the Volunteer State.
By Quindy D. Robertson
From the Very Beginning
An entire family of four pursue their passion of digging and collecting Civil War and Indian artifacts across the South.
By Niki Walsh
Not what it seems
A black powder revolver. Manufactured. Sold. Lost. Found. Lost again, found Again. And not really not as old as it appears. Here is its story.
By Charlie Harris
Plus regular columns, recent finds, and much more!