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Recent Blog Posts:

  • 17th Century English Sword….
    17th Century English sword excavated at Jamestown, Virginia. …
  • A glimpse at the northern exterior wall of Byrnside’s Fort as it originally appeared
    A progress update video of the current state of the Byrnside's Fort preservation. It's interesting to note that this shows the exterior wall logs to have an old whitewash on them, which appears to have faded long before the board and batten siding was installed. …
  • Lead and Gunpowder in the Wilderness: the Virginia Lead Mines – Part 1
    This is the story of the logistics fueling the violent struggle for survival on the Virginia frontier. It's a story of geography, geology, politics, murder, suicide, and wilderness warfare. It's taken mostly from the handwritten materials of the legendary Jim Webb, a true Appalachian artist, and a close friend of ours, who is perhaps the last man standing to receive the oral tradition and history, handed down through generations, from the beginning to the end of this story. It's a story about one important spot in Western Virginia, along the New River valley, near the present-day town of Wytheville, Virgina, at a place usually referred to as Fort Chiswell. It's a story fueled by the desire for wealth, new opportunities, and adventure. …
  • Byrnside’s Fort Progress Update
    Our good friend Bill Burns found this cluster of fired lead roundballs, which I presume to have been fired by rifles of different calibers. None of them are musket-sized. The arrow shows exactly where they were found. They were clustered about 20 feet on the other side of that fence. …
  • The Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina Rifle
    Yes, we know there are those seeking the Holy Grail of the North Carolina rifles styles from before the American Revolution. They can try to point to one gun or another here and there. The facts are there were a great many guns, and they weren’t like what they were or are searching for. So, what is the problem and why the push for a “school” or “schools” of pre-revolutionary rifles? …
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It's all about SAVING HISTORY....

Join us as we learn our history by doing, and by scavenging the discarded items, as well as the important historical items, of our forefathers.  If we don't save our history now, and make an effort to educate ourselves, as well as our children, our soul as a country, and a region, will be lost forever.  And it's fun to play with drones, and metal detectors and stuff......