Time capsule found inside Confederate monument in St. Louis

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Friday, June 30 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Friday, June 30, 2017 8:28:00 AM CDT June 30, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Civil War Museum says crews who dismantled and removed a Confederate monument in a sprawling St. Louis park found a time capsule inside the 103-year-old granite landmark.

Museum director Mark Trout tells KTVI  that workers jackhammering around the last pieces of the 38-foot-tall monument popped loose the waterlogged, sealed capsule.

Trout says the find this week was "like Indiana Jones." He says the capsule will be opened privately, with the contents being revealed at a fundraiser.

The monument had been the focus of an ownership dispute between the city and the museum before both sides on Monday announced an agreement that required the museum to remove it. The monument will be stored until a permanent site can be found.

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