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  1. First gold for the year

    A few of the latest goodies: The owner of the class ring has been identified and will be getting the ring back. (His name was inscribed on the inside of the ring). Found on a playground. 1909 penny which was made into a pendant. I thought it was a tag until I cleaned it. I looked it up...
  2. First Indian for the year

    Was down about 4 1/2 inches. About 4 feet away got another faint signal. Dug down 'bout 7 inches and got a clad penny. Go figure... Thanks fer lookin' RR
  3. Had a few minutes before dark

    Went to a nearby school for a few minutes. It was starting to get dark and I got a couple of hits on the way out of the playground. I was surprised to see that one of the pennies was a 1912. Also got an unusual button. I don't have a clue what the writing is or if it's worth anything. Thanks...
  4. Gettysburg Commemorative

    Had a break in the rain so I went to an elementary school playground & got a few goodies. I found a large coin which was like a metallic olive drab color when it came from the ground. At first I thought it would be a brass token. When I cleaned it up, it cleaned up silver and turned out to be...
  5. Fruitport Michigan History Pomona Park Aerial View

    Today, Pomona Park is the site of the annual Fruitport Old Fashioned Days in May. A carnival sets up in the park and bands perform in the band shell. South of the band shell is a pay boat launch facility which is busy during the summer months. Beyond the boat launch the park boundaries next to...
  6. Fruitport Michigan History Interurban

    The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Muskegon Railroad Company was a subsidiary of Westinghouse and the trains were powered by overhead power lines in urban areas and a third rail between cities. The railroad had a barn on the property next to the Pavilion and Pomona Park where the engines were...
  7. Fruitport Michigan History Pomona Pavilion

    Another attraction in Pomona Park was the Fruitport Pavilion. From around the turn of the century until the 50’s, it was a destination for Big Bands and dancing. Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Doris Day played there. Several hundred people would pack the hall. The pavilion burned down in 1963...
  8. Fruitport Michigan History Pomona Park

    In 1871, mineral spring water was the latest rage. Resorts popped up all over the country capitalizing on the curative benefits of magnetic mineral water. The Pomona House opened July 1st of that year. Rich patrons would take a steamer from Chicago to Grand Haven and then travel on to Fruitport...
  9. Park Gives Up Another Injun

    Went to the local park again and checked out a different area. The park has been hunted heavily, but I still managed to get a pocket full of metal. Including another Indian Head. Also got a little race car pocket knife and a couple of carnival tokens. They sure are pretty after you knock...
  10. Beep in the park

    Went dirt fishing at the local park again. I got a nibble so I dug down about an inch and a half. I had to reel in in for a closer look. I think it's a keeper. Thanks for lookin' -RR
  11. First Barber Dime

    Went to a local park and got my first Barber dime. also got a couple pieces of jewelry. Stuff cleaned up pretty good Best find was a 1902 Barber Turns out to be an "O" mint mark. Yea. I wish... but it appears to be silver or silver plated though. Thanks for looking. -RR
  12. Mom & Pop Grocery Store Finds

    Mom & Pop Grocery Store Finds A buddy of mine owns a convenience store that used to be a mom & pop grocery store and he gave me the OK to detect the property. I know the store is at least 50 years old. I remember going to this store when I was a small boy. Anyway, the store appears to have been...
  13. Soccer Field Finds

    I went to the local soccer field for about an hour. The field can’t be more than 10 years old. I was surprised to find an old English coin. I thought it was Canadian at first. It must have been somebody’s good luck charm. Thanks for looking...
  14. Old Deserted School

    I got permission to detect an old school which is now private property. The school shows up on the plat maps around 1900. I've been hitting the school for the past few weeks and it paid off. I never got anything worth bragging about until now. More info is under the Best Finds forum...
  15. All From An Old School

    I started detecting this spring and have been watching the forums for a while. I started with playgrounds and parks but I had been keeping an eye on a local school which is privately owned. Luckily, I was granted permission by the owner who had recently had the property cleared of brush and...
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