American Digger Vol 18 Issue 6
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In this issue (Nov-Dec 2022)
The Chickamauga, Georgia area offers detectorists the opportunity to find more than Civil War relics. The author discusses that area’s history during the Spanish-American War and both world wars, and his efforts to uncover history.
By Ronald Slatton
Twenty Questions With Jase Robertson
One of the stars of Duck Dynasty has a new television show, Duck Family Treasure, about metal detecting with friends and family. We interview him about this show, and learn some interesting facts about his enthusiasm for his new project and for the hobby.
An interview by American Digger
Ghost Fleet Awakened
Even before underwater metal detecting became popular, one young diver was exploring the bottom of New York State’s Lake George. Among his finds from the historic lake’s waters was a graveyard of sunken 18th century boats.
By Bob Lavoy
Farewell to a Dear Friend
The relic hunting and collecting community loses a giant with the passing of author Mike O’Donnell. A friend of many years shares his thoughts on this highly respected Virginia relic hunter and gentleman.
By Robert Alton
Sold on Confederate Gold?
Unconfirmed stories abound concerning undiscovered caches of gold, hidden away during or immediately after the Civil War. This author discusses a few of these, and also recounts publications and films that have in some way or another touched upon the lost treasure.
By Erwin Wunderlich
The Michigan Mill Man
A digger in the Wolverine State has continued to excavate the site of a 19th century paper mill. Even after five years of digging, he still manages to make good finds at this location. These include large numbers of buttons and coins, often from foreign lands.