Hello from the greater Chicago area
It's nice to see this forum up and available to share info etc. I have been an EAC member for a few years now. I also belong to the ANA, RCNA and a few specialty clubs and other forums. I am actually primarily a Canadian large cent collector but I am fascinated with early American copper. I read Penny-Wise cover to cover each time it comes, and I have sprung for a few attribution books as well. I don't yet have laser focus on a particular area of American copper, that is still developing. It's safe to say that once I focus on a particular area I go all in. Looking forward to developing my EAC collection and sharing info back and forth.
Dan in CL is actually Crystal Lake, in the greater Chicago area.