Have you ever felt in a better mood while out detecting? Well there is some science behind it.
I seems that being outside, the deliberate movement and even digging inn the dirt is good for you.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are one of the best ways to research what was there long ago. This web page is the best one for New Jersey that we have found. It is a little difficult to use sometimes so be prepared to spend some time finding the exact area you want,
If your metal detecting leads to a fascination to coin collecting, you can browse past publications from the American Numismatic Society at the Internet Archive.