Not to be outdone by New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a
California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: California archaeologist, finding of 200 year old copper wire, has concluded that his ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.
One week later, a local newspaper in Myrtle Beach stated that after digging as deep as 30 feet in his Horry County backyard, Bubba, a self taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba therefore concluded that 300 years ago, South Carolina had already gone wireless.
Just makes you proud to be a Southerner, don't it.