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Girl Finds Mysterious Box In Grandpa’s Closet, Discovers Priceless Historic Treasure Inside.

Treasures come in all shapes and sizes, but the most valuable ones give us a glimpse into ages past.

One woman found a mystery box in her grandpa’s closet and was curious enough to check out the contents, and we’re sure glad she did. The box was clearly quite old and assumedly held a trove of contemporary things. At first glance, it seemed the contained little more than a few ancient family documents… but then she kept digging.

Check out the treasure found in the list below.

“Found a box in Grandpa’s closet. It doesn’t completely close. It’s not a very good box.”

“Opened”

“High school diplomas of Grandpa, Great Grandpa, and Great Uncle. Neat, but only to my family.”

“Jack-Frickin’-Pot!”

“Highlights in no particular order. The grandparents probably saved the later ones, but some are probably from Grandpa’s parent’s collection.”

“Moon landing – 1969.”

“Moon landing, plus Kennedy news.”


“A princess becomes a queen – 1953.”

“The death of Lincoln. Technically 1865. This is either a reprint or a reprint of a reprint. You can tell by the Extra 8:10 a.m. headline. Max age, 1880.”

“Psychology from 1977.”

“End of WWII – 1945.”


“1945.”

“American bicentennial 7/4/1976.”

“Death of Kennedy.”

“End of WWII. Bonus – this newspaper doesn’t exist anymore.”

“The legitimately oldest paper in the box – 1891.”


“Death of Roosevelt – 1919.”

“End of WWI.”

“Eisenhower elected – 1952.”

“Death of President McKinley – 1901. Not sure why name is spelled that way.”

The scope of history is amazing. These newspaper clippings give us a glimpse into a time long gone by, that we would all do well to remember. Here’s to hoping treasures like these are preserved and we all stay curious enough to pursue them.

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