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.”


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“Opened”


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


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“But what’s this? Those drawers come out?!”


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“Jack-Frickin’-Pot!”


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


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“Moon landing – 1969.”


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“Moon landing, plus Kennedy news.”


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“A princess becomes a queen – 1953.”


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“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.”


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“Psychology from 1977.”


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“End of WWII – 1945.”


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“1945.”


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“American bicentennial 7/4/1976.”


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“Death of Kennedy.”


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


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


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“Death of Roosevelt – 1919.”


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“End of WWI.”


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“Eisenhower elected – 1952.”


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


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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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