Jan 21, 2009

Buried box yields Texas treasures after Ike

GALVESTON, Texas - A contractor helping clear debris from Hurricane Ike searched for the owner of an ammunition box he found buried in sand that contained keepsakes, including an 1863 Confederate $50 bill, war medals and diamond earrings.
The green steel Army ammunition canister found by Michael Pate also held several clues that may help him confirm the owner: family photographs, a driver's license and a Social Security card. Continued