NEW RICHMOND, W.Va. — Boy Scout Troops have unearthed what appeared to be a buried treasure in a West Virginia park.

The Register-Herald reports a little over 30 Boy Scouts from the Huntington area and Colorado found a large wooden box in Guyandotte Park on Tuesday while constructing a foot bridge at the park.

The box contained several items including campaign buttons from the early 1900s, old coins and paper money.

A faded letter instructed the finders to keep the treasure. Dewey Houck, president of the Rural Appalachian Improvement League, agrees and says the Boy Scouts should take it with them.

It’s unclear who buried the box or when it was buried.

Information from: The Register-Herald,

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.