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Colonial-Era Chinese Coins and Other Cool Relics

I’m lucky to live in a town that is rich in history, although most of the residents probably don’t know it. Its first European-bred settlers were the Dutch way back in the 1600s, and before that the area has Native American roots. While most of the homes standing were built in the 1900s, you can … Continue reading »

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NY State Foundings

I am not a patient man. In fact, some would say I get frustrated more easily than most. Hmm. Those people may be right. However, what I lack in patience I make up for in perseverance. This is one of those stories. James and I hit the upstate NY area of Taghkanic recently, on a … Continue reading »

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Watch and Learn

In my younger years, I had a few go-to answers when someone asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I teetered between creative design, actor, work with animals as a veterinarian, and archeologist. I ultimately decided I really didn’t want to do anything, which is why I majored in English … Continue reading »

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Identified! Buckle Assembly from President Suspenders

On our Southwest NJ dig, James unearthed what we thought was a medal holder. You know, the kind you pin to your breast that acknowledges a special achievement. Rather than assume we were correct, James posted his find to the What Is It forum. Below is image of the find in question:

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