SAFE BASE goes on a treasure hunt

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February 28, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Harper Folk looks for a coin with Allen County Historical Society director Kurtis Russell’s help. Photo by Vickie Moss
Angelina Wickey is the first to find a coin.Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

The mystery of Mrs. Charles Scott’s missing $8 was solved Thursday by SAFE BASE students, who used metal detecting wands to dig through the dirt for eight gold coins. Allen County Historical Society director Kurtis Russell told students about a series of thefts from 1895, when someone stole money from Mrs. Scott’s purse. Russell claimed he dug up the yard from the property and asked students to search for the coins, which they kept.

Mel Nelson teaches students about metal detecting.Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register
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