Location: New Hampshire
Metal Detector Used: Other (621-0341)
In 1898, the town next to me held their first Old Home Day, or picnic as they called it. These continued until the hurricane of 1938 destroyed the grove. When I found this grove, it was a virgin site and I took many of my White's machines in there and uncovered over 70 old coins.
Across the street was the ball field where the people from the grove went to after the dining was over, now it was grown over with tall pines. Many detectorists thought this was the picnic grove, so it got hunted pretty hard over the years. I too thought this was the grove at first and spent many days searching and digging only to find a few flat buttons. About 7 years after I first hunted this site, I bought a White's Eagle Spectrum in mint condition that I couldn't pass up. I owned a similar machine when I first started detecting and this was the same model that I found my first 1800's silver with and started me off on a journey of many Colonial finds.
The first place I went to was the old ball field. I was hunting along a stone wall when a concentration of iron slowed me down. Then I got a huge silver signal which was unmistakable on these White's machines and the Spectragraph spiked all the way to the right. I was thinking it was a quarter or half dollar but when I flipped it out of the hole, it was much bigger. Brushing off one hundred years of dirt, I saw it was a silver broach, probably Victorian era. A nice keepsake from a time when relaxation meant a whole lot more than it does now.
Thanks you White's, for keeping dreams alive and making some of the best detectors on the market.