American Digger Bios

  • Ric Savage
  • Giuseppe Savage
  • Rue Shumate
  • Rita Savage
  • Bob Buttafuso
Rita Savage

Rita Savage


Originally born in Baltimore, MD, Rita Savage, 46, moved to Fairfield, PA at the age of twelve, a town located only ten miles from the famous Battle of Gettysburg, where she was immersed into Civil War culture. After completing her studies, Savage opened two hair salons, followed by an antique store, a pizza shop and a deli. In between that time, Rita met Ric while waitressing at a local restaurant. In 1999, the Savages were wed, and eleven years later, the couple turned their mutual interest in the Civil War and its relics into a full-fledged business, American Savage.

At the company, Savage is responsible for managing the business, pinpointing dig sites, coordinating sales and scheduling.