Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Time Capsule Dating to 1795 Included Coins, Newspapers

Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide. When conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston gingerly removed items from the box Tuesday, they found five tightly folded newspapers, a medal depicting George Washington, a silver plaque, two dozen coins, including one dating to 1655, and the seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While some of the coins appeared corroded, other items were in good condition and fingerprints could be seen on the silver plaque.

Police in Farmington are looking for a woman who's been caught on camera several times stealing stacks of newspapers. No one knows her motive, but some are speculating if she's after the Sunday coupons.

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