Buried Treasure

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Two men digging up a small tree in Methuen, Massachusetts, found more than just roots.

The men uncovered a wooden box, which contained nine rusty tin cans filled with $1, $2 and $20 bills. There were about $1,800 bills in all, dating from 1899 to 1929. There also were some gold and silver certificates as well as notes from local banks at the time.

It all added up to more than $100,000.

The men took the money to an antique dealer, who checked to make sure it wasn't counterfeit.

There are several theories as to who buried the treasure, including bootleggers or maybe bank robbers.


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