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The magnetic achievements of Clay Soliday

Reardan man hunts buried treasures

REARDAN-Local resident Clay Soliday is historian, detective and treasure hunter. Armed with his metal detector, he finds vintage baubles, rare coins and everything in between.

Soliday started collecting coins in Kettle Falls when he was in fifth grade. He and a buddy discovered an abandoned car while playing "cops and robbers." He found an old coin under the backseat and was hooked.

In 1982 he won $1,500 in a bowling league, which he spent on his first metal detector. By then the government had stopped making silver currency, so digging coins from the ground "was the only way to find coins for...

 

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