The Mat-Su Dirtfishers Association in Alaska loves to see what pieces of history lay under their feet. Their club has over 170 members, as Frontiersman News points out. Doug Cruthers, President of the Mat-Su Dirtfishers Association, explains in the article, both the ins and outs of metal detecting. According to Cruthers, the club is made up of archaeologists, who not only love history, but appreciate it. We really like how this club president mentions how addicting the hobby is. It’s so true!
The club members’ passion has to do with what it hidden below and what story they tell. The unknown attracts them. He said, “We just like getting dirty about it. Our finds tell us a story of the site. We can tell if there was wealth or poverty. We can figure out who lived there….boy children or girl children. Were there dogs? Were there horses? What type of work happened on the site? Where were the original structures.” Read the whole story here.
We enjoy sharing what other treasure hunters have to say on the hobby and this is one of many examples on why treasure hunting is so great! Stay tuned for more stories we find!