“Lincoln’s Assassin” and “Wild Bill and Calamity Jane”
National Geographic Channel’s new “Diggers” TV series will be wrapping up soon, so don’t miss these never-before-seen episodes. “KG” and “Ringy” have saved the best for last!
Excitement is in the air as they uncover incalculable American treasures from the east to the west coast. Detectors and digging tools in hand, it is obvious that these boys get their fuel from their love of the hunt. So far this season, explorers Tim Saylor and George Wyant have unearthed the original Apple Lisa mouse, paid a visit to the home of an Al Capone soldier, uncovered Revolutionary War artifacts and hunted the headquarters to Benedict Arnold in Maine.
In tonight’s nail-biting episodes, the Diggers hunt for significant historical clues at the stomping grounds of John Wilkes Booth and Wild Bill & Calamity Jane. While searching for artifacts from Confederate-driven Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, KG and Ringy retrace his footsteps from the spot where he plotted his horrific plan through his escape route. They’re also hot on the trail of the diary found on Booth’s body that was missing several pages. Next, KG and Ringy are on a quest out west, chasing a legend of buried treasure and evidence of the Wild West’s most famous couple: Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. Don’t miss KG’s epic detecting outside of the oldest house still standing in Deadwood, South Dakota. Join the Diggers and historian, Michael Kauffman, for two exciting episodes starting: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time.
Sneak Preview of “Lincoln’s Assassin”
Tues., 3/25/2014: 10pm Eastern/10pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific
The site is southern Maryland. The mission: to find items left behind by America’s most notorious assassin—John Wilkes Booth. John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Following the assassination, Booth fled on horseback to Maryland, and he escaped all the way to a farm in rural northern Virginia. Twelve days later, Booth was tracked down and killed. KG and Ringy are determined to follow the route of his escape—from the tavern where he plotted the assassination to the theater site and south to Virginia. Both of the Diggers log some amazing finds. Ringy turns up a gold button from before the Civil War and a locket at the Huckleberry House in Maryland. KG is ecstatic about finding a U.S. “large cent,” which dates back to 1857 or earlier. A large cent from 1839 was known to have been valued at $90,000. KG can’t seem to find the date on his. Could it be worth a mint? Find out tonight!
Sneak Preview of “Wild Bill and Calamity Jane”
Tues., 3/25/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/10:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific
The duo is on a Wild West nectar quest in legendary Deadwood, South Dakota. In the 1800’s, Deadwood was the epitome of the Wild West—complete with boozing, gambling, women and gunfights. Who was known as the best gunfighter in Deadwood? Wild Bill Hickok! KG and Ringy will stop at nothing to dig up a trace of Wild Bill. Wild Bill came to Deadwood in search of gold; more than 25 million ounces of gold has been found in the Black Hills near Deadwood. An old miner’s camp is where Wild Bill spent many hours gold prospecting. This spot is on the boys’ map for potential nectar. Calamity Jane was Wild Bill’s companion- she was one tough cookie and a force to be reckoned with. KG and Ringy plot to check out a brothel where Calamity Jane worked. Any artifacts once belonging to Wild Bill or Calamity Jane would be priceless. Also, legend has it that local miners buried a cache of gold, but no one has ever found it. KG and Ringy are determined to put the treasure hunt to rest once and for all.
Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy
“Diggers” KG and Ringy don’t take all the credit for their noteworthy discoveries—they often credit their equipment for their success. If it weren’t for exceptional metal detectors and pinpointers, the Diggers say they’d be out of business! For professional hunting, both Diggers use Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth deeply buried relics in all terrain. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro detectors 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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