“Wyatt Earp Wild West” & “The Lost Fortress”
Don’t miss as this seasons last episodes of the National Geographic Channel’s new “Diggers” TV series air! Finale episodes of the season start airing tonight and next Friday. Tim Saylor and George Wyant (“Ringy” and “KG”) are two homespun historians and avid detectorists from Montana. Armed with their
favorite metal detectors and equipment, the Diggers have taken us on a high-octane trip into America’s past. KG and Ringy have uncovered unprecedented artifacts this season—from extremely rare coins and cannons to German fighter plane parts, colonial relics and a time capsule belonging to the late Steve Jobs. We’ve got to hand it to these guys—they have a fun and unique way of presenting the joy and excitement of treasure hunting.
Ever heard the saying, “Get the heck outta Dodge”? Tonight, KG and Ringy teach us where it came from—straight out of Dodge City, Kansas, once known as the “wickedest city in the West.” It is here where Wyatt Earp and his lawmen tamed the original red light district. And the Diggers are trying to track down proof! Next Friday April 11 2014, join the Diggers at Fort Adams in Rhode Island. These historical military grounds hold an old fortress that feels eerie even in the daylight. It’s called the ‘Lost Fortress’ because many people don’t know that the U.S. Naval Academy relocated here at one time. Kick your weekend off with Diggers-style entertainment tonight and next Friday.
Sneak Preview of Digger TV Episode “Wyatt Earp Wild West”
Friday, 4/4/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific
KG and Ringy land smack dab in the wicked Wild West: Dodge City, Kansas. In one year alone (between 1872 and 1873), there were as many as 35 murders in Dodge City. Legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson attempted to bring order to this wild cowboy culture. KG and Ringy are eager to explore downtown Dodge City, which was once home to saloons, brothels and gunfights. Wyatt Earp was elected as the city marshal here in 1878. KG and Ringy are hoping to score a sheriff’s badge or an old Colt 45 on this trip! Next, they swing their detectors around a busy junction point on the Santa Fe Trail. The Western Trail is where frontiersmen led cattle; in 1884, over 8 million cattle were driven through Dodge City. The trail was also used by stagecoach lines, gold seekers heading to California and fur trappers. Let’s see if they can score some juice that fell off of the wagon!
Sneak Preview of Digger TV Episode “The Lost Fortress”
Friday, 4/11/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific
KG and Ringy get exclusive access to Rhode Island’s Fort Adams. Fort Adams was once the most heavily armed fort in America. Any enemy trying to attack the fort would have to get past the moat that surrounded it. Not only did Fort Adams see plenty of action during WWI and WWII, the U.S. Naval Academy relocated here briefly during the Civil War. Needless to say, the Diggers can’t wait to get their hands on some serious military nectar. KG scores a firing pin and a “mystery pipe” that was buried 6″ down. Ringy is thrilled to find part of lever-action rifle from the Civil War, an 1863 Indianhead penny and an artillery button made prior to the Civil War. Could this “A” button have actually been worn during WWI? Luckily, a Fort Adams archeologist is on hand to explain the historical significance of each of their finds as well as approximate value. Did the duo find any juice from the U.S. Naval Academy? Find out Friday, April 11th on the National Geographic Channel!
Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy
KG and Ringy admit that they’ve found more than their fair share of treasure. It takes patience, dedication and quality metal detecting equipment. When it comes to an exceptional metal detector, both Diggers exclusively use Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth deeply buried relics. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro both onset and off. If you’re interested in learning more about the detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.
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