American Digger Vol. 17, Issue 4
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Special 100th Issue! July-August 2021
King of Copper
As long as 6,000 years ago, native copper was being worked by the inhabitants of the Great Lakes regions of North America. Although scarce, one detectorist has made it his goal to find evidence of the Old Copper Culture.
By Mike Counter
Liberty Lost & Found
When among the most rare of Revolutionary War artifacts are recovered,one has to wonder of the exact situation in which it was lost. Through solid facts, along with the author’s imagination, an interesting scenario arises.
By Dan Knight
Sooner or later almost all detectorists dig a dog license tag, if not several. Anyone who metal detects and owns a pet can relate to the nostalgia of these dug dog tags.
By Larry Ehlinger
The .37 Maynard Cache Of Yorktown
Although the once-lucrative camp of Mississippi soldiers had been metal detected hard, at least one more surprise still remained. In fact, at least 509 surprises remained, all in a single hole.
By John Harris
The Military Buttons of the Northwest Territory
Thanks to the hard work and recovery efforts of a group of dedicated hobbyists and historians in Ohio, more than ever is being discovered about the various buttons used by the men of “Mad Anthony” Wayne’s Legion in the late 18th century.
By Ian “Mac” McAtee
Among the Loons
No matter where in the world you metal detect, or how much you desire solitude, you have to interact with other people. Some are much easier to deal with than others, though, as this article explains.
By Bob Roach
Plus we announce the winners of our American Digger Freedom Writer's awards!