Group Hunt September 2009
A quick decision resulted in a hastily planned group hunt in Columbus as Joe from Milan, Ohio was going to be in town for the weekend. We chose Schiller Park in the German Village area of Columbus. I had recently dug a Civil War token, a silver dime and some wheat cents here, so I knew there were still finds to be made.
Schiller Park was originally called Stewart’s Grove by the early settlers, the city bought these 23.5 acres in 1867 and Stewart’s Grove became City Park. In 1891 it was renamed Schiller park after the famous German poet, Friedrich von Schiller.
We had a good turnout with nine detectorists in the park from all over the state! Joe from Milan, Mike from Lancaster, Dan from Hilliard, Dan Gibson from Marion, Steve Greene (daytondigger) from Dayton, Bill, Anthony (iwannafindsome), Dave (Mr. Stuff) and myself all from Columbus.
I found a 1958 Roosevelt dime, a silver ring and some wheat cents. Dan Gibson found a 1923 Mercury dime. Anthony also found a Mercury dime.
Dave found an interesting piece of stamped brass in the shape of an old cash register. Probably part of an old National Cash Register Company stick pin. Someone else dug part of a very old (est. 1870-1890) pocket knife marked American Knife Co.
All had a great time detecting and “talking shop”. Putting faces to names and shaking hands with people we only knew from the the forum or online. Thanks to all who attended!