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Rare Winchester (Kentucky) City Railway Company Token

Winchester Railway 1-Fare Token…..Sometimes a small artifact found in an old house really gives us a rare connection to local history. This very rare brass Winchester City Railway Company token (~1890) offered one fare. Found in Georgetown, KY before construction was about to destroy it. The “Winchester Railway, Light and Ice Company” sold it to

Navy Petty Officer Button… in Kentucky?

Fun find near the location of a Union hospital in Central Kentucky was this Naval Petty Officer button from the union army.  I plan to offer it to the property owner after cleaning. Found with Deus XP at 6″ – running 12khz with relic mode in the iron… two square nails in the hole with

More History from Hatfield and McCoy on Diggers August 10th (2015)

Ed: This was from 2015: Kudos to National Geographic,  Pike County Tourism, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Pikeville City Staff for again inviting George Wyant and Tim Saylor (“Diggers”) to metal detect for artifacts on that legendary property in Hardy, Kentucky.  Dr. Kim McBride, of University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology lead the professional cooperation in