Bourbon time capsule discovered underneath a statue of Jefferson Davis in Kentucky
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recently ordered a statue of noted American traitor Jefferson Davis to be removed from the state capitol. And as workers took the statue down, they discovered an empty bottle of Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and an old newspaper inside the base.
The newspaper was dated October 20, 1936. According to Fox News, October 20, 1936 was also the same day that the statue was erected, which is very probably true and also rather ridiculous considering that that was more than 70 years after Jefferson Davis led the Confederacy in betraying the United States.
Folks in Norfolk (Virginia) must now decide what to do with a time capsule incorporated within a Confederate monument since 1899. The monument's crowning statue has been removed. As it turns out, this isn't the first time the time capsule has been removed and put into storage.
Time capsule at Norfolk Confederate monument to be removed Tuesday
A time capsule that was located during the recent removal of the Confederate monument in Norfolk will be removed from its current location and put into a vault.
The time capsule, which dates back to 1899, will be held in the Sargeant Memorial Collection vault until a final decision on its fate is made.
The metal box was located as crews removed the monument, Norfolk wrote in a news release Monday. ...
Records show there are several items inside, including a list of Confederate dead buried in Norfolk, a morning newspaper from February 19, 1899 and a Pickett-Buchanan Camp badge.
The box originally was placed at the monument in 1899. It was removed and put into storage in the 1960s, then replaced in the 1970s when the Confederate monument was re-erected downtown.