49ers Primary Logo
The Charlotte 49ers have a long and storied history, dating back to the late 1940s when they were originally founded. Throughout its history, the team has had many different logos that have been used to represent them. Today we’re going to take a look at some of these logos and how they evolved over time.
The first logo for the Charlotte 49ers was created in 1949 when the team was established as an amateur club by local businessman John Tinsley Jr., who also served as its first coach/manager. This original logo featured a simple black-and-white design with “49ERS” written across it in bold letters above two crossed swords—a nod both to their name and location near North Carolina's border with South Carolina (the "border state").
Over time, this initial design changed slightly but remained relatively consistent until 1977 when it underwent another major transformation into what is now known as their primary logo today: an interlocking NC symbol featuring red lettering on top of blue background colors representing both states' flags combined together in one unified image. In addition, this version also included two stars on either side which represented each state respectively while still maintaining its overall minimalist aesthetic appeal from before; however minor tweaks continued being made up until recent years such as adding additional shading effects or refining certain elements like font size/style, etc...
Overall though despite all these changes throughout decades since its inception - one thing remains clear: The Charlotte 49ers Primary Logo will always remain true to form no matter what! It stands proudly not only amongst other teams within NCAA Division I athletics but beyond that too - serving as an enduring reminder of where they came from & how far they've come since those early days back then so many years ago!
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2020 - Present
A tilted letter “C” in green with a pick ax silhouette.
2006 - 2020
A gold, black and white hand with a gold, black and white pick axe forming the letter “C” in a green circle with a wordmark “49ERS” in white, gold, and a tail.
2000 - 2006
A gold, black and white hand with a gold, black and white pick axe forming the letter “C” in a green circle with a wordmark “CHARLOTTE” in white, gold, and a tail.
1979 - 2000
Full-color mascot Norm the Miner, complete with pinned back hat, pipe in mouth, and a pickaxe in his right hand above the wordmark “49ERS” in green with black highlights.
1968 - 1979
The mascot for the 49ers is seen with his hat pinned back, a pipe in his mouth and tongue sticking out, holding a pickaxe above the wordmark “49ERS” in white with black highlights.