Hello! I'm a retired History and Science teacher from Maine who moved to the Prairie SW Minnesota ares three years ago. My town used to be a train stop: it was established in 1881. This was never British land. It was occupied by nomadic Plains Native Americans. The first European settlers were Icelandic and Norwegian, then German, Dutch, some French Canadian, and Belgian. I haven't found much here yet! A WWI Army uniform button in my flower bed, a plated fork from under a fallen tree in the park. Nobody seems to know where the original town dump was. My yard is littered with scrap metal from roofing: aluminum pieces and nails. My house is a 1915 kit Craftsman type. The librarian has several medicinal bottles found somewhere but she can't remember where. She doesn't have an interest. I'm craving finding anything from fossils to arrowheads to buried trash. There is a winding river through the town and I know where the old swimming hole was. I look forward to seeing what you all find, and will appreciate any tips you may have. There's an old, crumbling grain elevator nearby: too unsafe to enter, with bad or missing flooring. Glad to be here! Thanks for the add.