Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Mark Dayton

    Jan 2008
    Gold Country (California)
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett AT Pro, Makro Racer 2, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Detector Pro Grey Ghost headphones, Lesche diggers, Apex picks.
    785
    669 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Scarce Class of 1914 Ring - Fresno State

    Was out at Golden Gate Park (Big Rec) for a night hunt and found this 22K Class of a very scarce 1914 ring for "Fresno State Normal". "Fresno State Normal" was the original name of Fresno State University. The college was established in 1911 and basically stopped being called Fresno State Normal after 1916 until finally becoming a 4 year university in 1921. The 6th oldest college in California. The University is still trying to determine how many actually graduated that year but, very few as it was mostly just a 2 year program in 1914.

    I have contacted the University and they intend to write a story about it in the FSU Bulldog Newsletter. I have also been contacted by several people in Administration and from the Alumni Association so far regarding the story of finding this ring. I have been told by everyone that I have talked to so far that there is no record of any class rings that said "Fresno State Normal" ever being made!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2ce0kmdss.jpg 
Views:	4643 
Size:	160.1 KB 
ID:	471070
    Thanks for looking!

    HH, Mark
    Last edited by 49r Relics; Jul 01, 2014 at 05:16 AM.
    neodetectorist likes this.
    California Relic Adventures

    Smoke Detectors Save Lives
    Install One In Every Bedroom
    Check Batteries Twice A Year

    Please Take A Few Minutes to test
    Your Smoke Detectors Today!

  2. #2
    us
    Mark Dayton

    Jan 2008
    Gold Country (California)
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett AT Pro, Makro Racer 2, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Detector Pro Grey Ghost headphones, Lesche diggers, Apex picks.
    785
    669 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State"

    No name inscribed inside or anywhere . . .
    California Relic Adventures

    Smoke Detectors Save Lives
    Install One In Every Bedroom
    Check Batteries Twice A Year

    Please Take A Few Minutes to test
    Your Smoke Detectors Today!

  3. #3

    Mar 2008
    Chicago IL
    Minelab_Excal_II Minelab_Explorer_SE_Pro w/ SunRay pinpointer & Garrett_Ace250
    7,445
    87 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Sweeeeet find right there, congrats!!!!!!
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
    http://youtube.com/user/TreasureFiend

  4. #4

    Sep 2006
    lower sackville,nova scotia
    Garretts only
    2,397
    2447 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    From the land of the Bluenose....it might be unique me bouy. Great shape for all the years!
    Life is a beach at least till the tide comes in and the Bud is all gone!

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
    2,315
    9 times

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    You my friend have the one to prove them wrong! A one in a million find. Congrats.
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  6. #6

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac, Infiniuim
    7,804
    763 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    that is really a nice ring! congrats
    Debby

  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2006
    Eugene ,OR
    Etrac/ X-8-X-1/ /Excalibur 2/AuqaHog ~yayer
    860
    8 times

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Mark That is a sweet find congrats Banner!
    Finding a Ring is a Treasure Returning a Ring is a Great Treasure HH

  8. #8
    us
    I dig zinc....

    Oct 2010
    Tyler, TX
    Fisher F75 standard (last 3 yrs.) CTX-3030 10-04-13
    1,193
    49 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Wow, what a find! The 22K explains the great condition. How deep was it and what kind of signal did you get? They sure had an odd way of putting the year on that ring!
    You got my banner vote...for a great find and the rarity!!
    Roland

    All electrical devices are powered by smoke......when the smoke escapes, they no longer work.

  9. #9
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
    Upper Canada (Southern Ontario)
    XP Deus 4.1 Lesche - Piranha 35 Shovel 'Garrett Carrot' AT - Pointer
    7,052
    5628 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Incredibly cool find there Mark!
    Very decent of you to contact the university in regard to it!
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

  10. #10
    Felinepeachy

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    You are just kickin' butt here lately. Good for you, you deserve it Mark. I know how hard you work for your finds.

  11. #11
    us
    Hey! I found a .........

    Jul 2006
    TEXAS
    4,585
    925 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Now that is a great find! It possibly was a school teachers ring, not a graduation ring.

    And I'm pretty sure there weren't many teachers there then.

    This desrves to be on the banner.
    If you get a depth reading of four inches and you've dug down two feet and widened your hole several times and still get a signal, GIVE UP!

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2010
    Southwest Georgia
    XP Deus, White's DFX
    4,979
    5640 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Are you sure it is 1914? It looks to me like "14 Fresno State Normal 1911" But, I might not be looking at it right! Either way, it's a great find.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

  13. #13
    us
    "The Detector Stand Man"

    Jun 2008
    Fisher F75 / Fisher F44
    1,609
    398 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1
    Are you sure it is 1914? It looks to me like "14 Fresno State Normal 1911" But, I might not be looking at it right! Either way, it's a great find.
    U saw that too. I thought 1911. Either way that is one old class ring. Beautiful condition. My oldest is 1922. Congrats on finding that one. That is a find of a lifetime if you ask me.

    Also Fresno State Normal was founded in 1911 so I bet that is 1911 right fyrfytr..

  14. #14
    us
    Mark Dayton

    Jan 2008
    Gold Country (California)
    Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett AT Pro, Makro Racer 2, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Detector Pro Grey Ghost headphones, Lesche diggers, Apex picks.
    785
    669 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    A Huge Sincere THANKS for all of the kind comments, information and banner nods.

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1
    Are you sure it is 1914? It looks to me like "14 Fresno State Normal 1911" But, I might not be looking at it right! Either way, it's a great find.
    You guys bring up a great point . . . So far, this ring has everyone at FSU baffled. They say that there were only 11 graduates in 1914 and no written record of any rings ever officially offered back then. I never thought to consider it a 1911 Graduation Ring with the number 14 on it. But we have been wondering if it was a faculty ring. I have lots of interest and great comments from the FSU admin that have contacted me so far. This is by far my most interesting and intriguing find in 25+ years of detecting. Will keep everyone updated with anything that I hear from FSU.

    HH, Mark
    California Relic Adventures

    Smoke Detectors Save Lives
    Install One In Every Bedroom
    Check Batteries Twice A Year

    Please Take A Few Minutes to test
    Your Smoke Detectors Today!

  15. #15
    jp
    Sep 2008
    641
    236 times

    Re: Scarce Class of 1914 Ring "Fresno State Normal"

    Way Way Cool!
    Looking forward to hearing more when you find out.
    Congrats on a great find. That 22K melts me!

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Remove Ads

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

1914 class ring
,
class ring fresno state
,
fresno state class ring of 41
,

fresno state class rings

,

fresno state ring

,

fresno state rings

,
fresno state university class rings
,

fsu class ring

,

fsu class rings

,
minelab gpx 5500
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0