As monuments in state capitals across the US fall to activism, one incident in Kentucky revealed a “time capsule” of sorts after a Jefferson Davis statue was uprooted.
After Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear opted to remove the statue and move it to another section of the capitol grounds, workers made a curious find inside of the statue’s base.
Several items, including an October 1936 newspaper and an empty bottle of Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, were found in almost perfect condition, kept relatively dry and safe inside of the base.
The paper’s front page was primarily focused on the Spanish Civil War.
Interestingly enough, photographer Matt Stone reported that there was a note found inside the bottle, but the contents of the note are unknown.
Reporter Michael Cadigan noted that the statue has been moved to the ground level of the Rotunda.
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