POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:11pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 3:32pm
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — It was a day of dirt, sweat and history as two different metal detecting groups came together for a day long dig at the Roseland Plantation in Ben Wheeler.
Owner of the plantation, Tim West, said he was excited to have the groups out.
"It's really neat," West said. "We bought this property 15 years ago and we love to show it to any group."
What if they find something valuable?
"If they find something I'm sure they'll share it," West said. "And if they don't, well, that's okay too."
"I'm hoping to find something," said Gary Ford, who organized the event. "Something to make it worth while coming out here."
Ford said one reason for the hunt was because a few people from Garrett Detectors could come out.
He says their tools make it easy to detect trash from treasure.
"I've always had a love of history," said Bob Sullivan, owner and seller of Metal Detectors. "And this goes hand in glove with my love of history."
Sullivan has been "metal detectin' since '82."
For him it's much more than just a hobby.
"My favorite part is digging up the civil war relics," Sullivan said. "Touching history, it's important to bring it back to life."