After gaining quite a bit of history of the homes there and the streets surrounding, I gained permission to hunt the yard. I got the CTX3030 began to hunt. The landowner walked with me and continued to tell of the history of the area. The very first target, and I mean the very first was at 4 inches.
I found 3 more silver dimes(gave one to landowner) all of these were Roosevelt's. Some were 8 or 9 inches as were some of the memorials. The landowner explained that before they paved the roads surrounding the house, that the dirt used to build up in the yard so his father would till the yard and they would level it out up until he passed away. Which explained the odd levels of the newer coins and the shallow Barber.
The next find was the GfH find of the day. It is a tie pin, which still had the pin attached to the back. Even though I was careful the pin came off. I will be repairing it back to how it was when it came out of the ground.
An interesting theory on the name Round Oak, it was said you could fit a hole round oak tree in the fire pot or that it was possibly named after the Round Oak foundry in England..
Beckwith died in '89 and his son-in-law took over. In 1900, after adding cook stoves and furnaces, the fictional Indian Chief Doe-Wah-Jack was used as a mascot. Chief Doe-Wah-Jack was used until the company's end in 1946.
The F.H. Noble & Company was jewelry manufacturer that specialized in gold/silver solder and class pins and badges.
This was only about an hour hunt, as I spent most of the time talking to the landowner.. I will definitely be going back for more finds.
Thanks for reading and Good luck.
Gonehunting for History....
Round Oak-A Good Thing From Doe-Wah-Jack
by Leland M. Haines