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April 7, 2019

Last week, I attended Diggin' In Virginia XLV at Brandy Rock Farm. This was my seventeenth hunt with the organization, my fifth at Brandy Rock, and my first time ever recording a DIV dig. Some amazing artifacts were recovered from the ground over thr...

March 31, 2019

Earlier this week, I traveled up to Culpeper, Virginia, to take part in Diggin’ In Virginia XLV at Brandy Rock Farm. This was my seventeenth DIV relic hunt and my fifth at this location. Brandy Rock has been hunted extremely hard in recent years, but...

April 9, 2018

On April 6-8, 2018, I attended my sixteenth Diggin' In Virginia relic hunt--this one held at Coles Hill. This was the organization's fifth trip to the site and my second (check out the story on Diggin' In Virginia 32 to see how my firs...

March 26, 2018

This past weekend I attended Diggin' In Virginia XL at River Land Farm and Woodbourne Farm. This was my fifteenth hunt with the organization and the first time DIV has ever been hosted at either of these two locations! River Land Farm was the site of...

February 21, 2018

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For some reason, I never got around to publishing my story on Diggin' In Virginia 34, which has been in my drafts for nearly two years now...better late than never I suppose! This hunt took place at good old Brandy Rock Farm, March 16-18, 2016...

November 27, 2017

I've always had a knack for exploration, even when I was a little kid. About seven years ago, I was walking along a creek bed in the woods that ran near my house. Suddenly, I spotted something sticking out of the ground. Being my curious self, I went...

November 20, 2017

This past weekend, I attended Diggin' In Virginia 39 at Ratrie Farm. This is the organization's third time at the site and my second (check out my story from Diggin' In Virginia 35 to see my first!). This hunt was a little bit smaller than other ones...

October 29, 2017

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This past weekend I attended Diggin' In Virginia 38. The hunt this fall was located just outside of Warrenton and was the site of an artillery exchange between Union and Confederate troops. While there were no dug-in camps at this place, it st...

April 2, 2017

This past weekend I traveled back to Culpeper, Virginia to participate in another Diggin' In Virginia Civil War relic hunt. This particular DIV was a back-to-back hunt, spanning the course of a week. The first hunt (which I was unable to attend) was...

November 8, 2016

This past weekend I traveled back to Culpeper, VA, in anticipation for Diggin' In Virginia XXXV, my eleventh hunt with the organization. But for all of us who attended, this was the first time we were able to hunt Glebe Farm, home to Vermont and Conf...

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Hi everyone! My name is Tim Murphy. I'm a graduate of the College of William and Mary, passionate historian, and an avid outdoorist. A few years ago, I decided to start a website dedicated to our nation's rich history, diverse culture, and breath-taking nature. Follow along as we explore and discover the wonders America has to offer!

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