My brother and I have been hunting Native American artifacts all of our lives, but neither of us have been lucky enough to find something as amazing as my brother did on his lunch hour this week. In a fresh clear cut being prepped for a food plot in Allendale County, he stumbled across this EXTREMELY rare Redstone Clovis point made from Coastal Plain Chert. Truly a once in a lifetime find!
Eta: The point has now been examined and authenticated by Dr. Goodyear and recorded for the South Carolina fluted point survey.
In May of 2014, I made the best find of my relic hunting lifetime. I've made a ton of great finds in my time, but none as Historically significant. Hunting a plantation site in Charleston, SC we were in a area where we actually hoping for some Revolutionary War relics. Each of us had dug a few things...flat buttons, British copper, other miscellaneous brass stuff. We had made the decision to head to our next site, so we had given ourselves the 15 more minutes call. Me and Russ kept digging, and Austin actually headed back to the truck to wait on us.
I got one last deep signal under a root. So, I started working at getting to the target. Finally, it's out of the hole...poking around with my Garrett pinpointer, I found the target...dang...a piece of scrap brass. I did notice a hole in it, and upon closer inspection, I saw the stamped registration number at the bottom...WOW! I knew EXACTLY what I had...
The Smith-McDowell House in Asheville, NC was built in 1833 by Col. Daniel Smith on a land grant he received as a Revolutionary War veteran.
The Smith-McDowell House was once the home of mayors, a Civil War major, and friends of the Vanderbilts. Rescued from destruction, Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling is now a National Register property and a window into how life was lived here in the 19th century.
Within History, there are always stories, myths, and legends. Many times, however, they are just that...stories...passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. Many times, the facts get skewed and there is most often no physical evidence to substantiate the story. One such story exists with the Smith-McDowell House.
It is said that a young girl that lived in the home around the turn of the century had lost a small gold ring after dropping or throwing it from a second story window. The ring was a gift from her parents. She feared getting in trouble for losing the ring...
Check out the February issue of Lost Treasure magazine. Features a great shot of a Civil War chimney stand that I took here in the upstate of SC...there was a log cabin originally on site, but was bulldozed for the sake of development...the chimney eventually came down as well
I have been thinking about getting into the hobby of metal detecting and last month decided to get on "You Tube" and search for "Metal Detecting". Well to make a long story short here.. I found your page and have spent hours watching each video you made and have found myself going back again watching my favorites over and over.
Thanks to you.. (and my tax return) I will be buying a metal detector this week.
Your videos are wonderful and educational and it has caused me to take the big dive and get into this interesting hobby. Please keep the videos coming and thanks to you for "Saving History".
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