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'American Pickers' films in Tri-State

Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The popular History Channel TV show, "American Pickers," was in the Tri-State on Tuesday taping and looking to score some backyard treasures.

Based out of Iowa, "American Pickers," currently has a production crew and the show's two barn-digging, scrap-rummaging stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, in Huntington filming for an upcoming episode. They were at Heritage Farm Museum and Village on Tuesday and were planning to go to another location in the region on Wednesday.

The filming will be used to air on the show sometime in the winter, they said.

Josh Garnes, who owns Garnes Wireless on Fourth Avenue in Huntington said he saw the "American Pickers" now-famous white cargo van plastered with the logo parked outside his business on Monday.

Hitting back roads from coast to coast, Wolfe and Fritz earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure.

"American Pickers," which airs at 9 p.m. Mondays on the History Channel, follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories.

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