American Digger Vol. 17, Issue 6
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In this issue, Nov-Dec 2021:
Goal number one was to make more friends to share this hobby with. Goal two was to recover something amazing. The year 2020 saw both come true for this northeast relic hunter.
By Peter Sorrell
Resale & Salvage
There are two ways to obtain the old bottles you desire. The first is the direct approach of digging them. The second involves digging other things and selling the scrap in order to purchase exactly the bottles you want.
By Nate Long
Relic hunting in the “Pelican State” is not for everybody. Extreme heat, snakes, and alligators are just some of the hazards. But the rewards can be worth it for those who dare.
By William Plummer
Token Treasure Trove
How did a cache of tokens end up almost 250 miles from the Florida town where they originated? Who was M. B. Clark? These and other questions are tackled in this article by the person who found them.
By Gary B. Gross
The Lost City of Oakdale
At one time not so very long ago, the treatment for mental illness was incarceration at an institution, where sometimes unspeakable “cures” were attempted. Oakdale, Michigan was one such place.
By James Stottlemyer
Above the Clouds
Shortly after the smoke cleared from the Civil War, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee became a popular tourist destination. By the artifacts he has dug, one detectorist now has tangible proof of that tourism.
By Charles Harris
Eight Days a Week
What would make over a hundred detectorists gather at an RV park in Pennsylvania for a week in the heat of summer? Treasure Week, of course! Our publisher visited this annual event to learn more about the fun and camaraderie.
By Butch Holcombe
Plus recent finds, letters, tips, tricks and much more for anyone who metal detects or digs for treasures!