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    1916 Yearbook returned to college

    I haven't been on here for long, but I hope by now those that have read my posts know that I believe that treasure can come in many shapes and forms and not always made of metal.

    I found this year book in a pile of books and papers that I had won at an auction. It took a little researching because I have a hard enough time pronouncing the name on the front while sober. Eventually I found the college and it was then that I realized that I needed to get this back to them.

    Wilson College was founded in 1869 as a college for women, one of the first in the United States. Sarah Wilson, for whom the College is named, provided the initial gift for the establishment of the College. She was the first living woman in the United States to endow a college for women. http://www.wilson.edu/index.aspx

    Finally this morning as I checked my email, waiting for a MD buddy to show up, I got the email that they had received it:

    James,
    We got the book. Thank-you so much for sending it. We didn't have this edition and it means a lot to us now we have it. Thank-you again for sending it.

    Laura
    Conococheague Yearbook Staff
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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Papa,
    Well done. Neat find, great research, and congrats on giving it a good home where it means so much.
    HONORABLE MENTION for sure.
    Thanks for the post,
    MM
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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Papa,
    To find such a book is amazing in itself, As an avid reader I know what it is to find a early edition of anything
    even a yearbook cudo's to you for taking the time and efforts to track down the rightfull owers of such a book,
    Banner in my book, (no pun intended) HH


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    -Samuel Adams-

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Great story and your right, treasures come in many forms! Well done and sure should be an honorable mention
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
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    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Button
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    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
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    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/today-s-finds/446995-what-sweet-year-2014-canebandits-wrap-up-lots-pics.html
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    OH, I'm sure those at the college were thrilled to receive that gift from you! Wouldn't it be interesting to know what became of those gals? What did they do with their knowledge?

    WTG! Nana

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    That is very cool to be able to return history to a place of origin. Good deed done. Now the stars are lining up for you. HH

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college


    What a nice return. Thanks for making our hobby look good.

    Chuck


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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Just think how many of those women in the photo might have held a 1916D merc in their pockets that year
    Nice save!

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Thanks everyone. Just doing the right thing.
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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    James,absolutely fantastic return!
    God and country.

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Thanks Trent.
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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    They should let you hunt the campus!

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Quote Originally Posted by 262jp
    They should let you hunt the campus!
    It never crossed my mind!! I will have to see if I am heading past there on my road trip in early May.
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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    nicely done james, looking forward to meeting you this summer, mark.

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    Re: 1916 Yearbook returned to college

    Quote Originally Posted by marinedad
    nicely done james, looking forward to meeting you this summer, mark.
    Thanks! Looks like closure on the MIA bracelet this Friday evening.
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