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Recent Blog Posts:

  • Lead and Gunpowder in the Wilderness – Virginia Lead Mines Part 2
    This is Part 2 on the Virginia New River Lead Mines. Check out Part 1, if you missed it.... These blog posts are excerpts of the materials provided to me by my good friend, Jim Webb, a lifelong resident of the New River area of Virginia, mixed in with some of my editing, commentary, and scavenging experience. One little spot in Virginia, now completely abandoned and mostly lost to history, played an amazing part in American history. During the 18th century on the Virginia frontier, this little known spot was the center of activity, and possibly made the difference between life and death.... …
  • 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. …
And more . . .

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......