Treasures in Hurricane Debris

hurricaneikeA contractor clearing debris left by Hurricane Ike found an ammunition box containing an 1863 Confederate $50 bill, war medals and diamond earrings. The box, found buried in the sand near Galveston, Tex., had a rubber seal that preserved all of the contents.

Michael Pate found the box on Jan. 7. The box also contained family photographs, a driver’s license and a social security card. Pate is trying to find the owner. “I thought it would be an encouraging story for the community,” Pate said. “We’ve seen so much destruction.”

Hurricane Ike hit near Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008.

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  1. That is AMAZING!! I wouldn’t think that he would try to find the owner. Most people would just sell the stuff and keep the money. (besides me, of course:)

  2. Im a boyscout and i think that’s preaty cool and i hope he finds the owner of all the contents in the box that’s pretty interesting about the confederate money

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