Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saline County Residents Could Be On 'American Pickers'

Who has seen the TV show "American Pickers" on the History Channel? We must admit we've only seen a few minutes of the program, but we've heard much about it. 

Last weekend, a Dorchester Times reader e-mailed us to share that "American Pickers" will be touring the country soon, and he thinks "Dorchester and Saline County is prime 'picking' territory."

Locals who have many collectibles or a "junk collection" could be selected and get to be on "American Pickers" -- and perhaps make some money. 

According the History Channel website, "American Pickers" features antique collectors Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.  

Here's what the website says:
"Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind – and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way."

If you have an old barn, house or storage shed full of collectibles -- even if you don't know what's in there -- Frank and Mike want to hear from you, according to the History Channel website.

If you would like to be considered for the TV show, send an e-mail now to  The more details (and pictures) you can send them, the better your chances.


  1. Cynical Richard, here's your chance.

  2. I used to be a picker myself............always buying gold and selling junk!

  3. Picking is dangerous. I once almost touched my brain doing that.

  4. hey ron barak , look out i''m calling them for you!!!

  5. Please, please, please pick apart that dump of a property east of the school on school street. Take every board, every nail, every blade of overgrown grass and other vegetation.

  6. Come to Fairbury too!

  7. I told them I have a bicycle built for two

  8. I bet they would like to have my uncle indian motercycle in my basement its all complete and might run with a lot of work,


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