Sunday, August 12, 2018

Long forgotten safe from Gold Rush days creates similar fervor to Geraldo Rivera's failed Al Capone story from 30 years ago

On Aug. 12, construction workers reported that they found a long-forgotten and unopened safe in Dawson City, Canada which stretches back to the 19th century and time of the Gold Rush.  And interest in what could possibly be inside the lockbox is spurring similar fervor to 32 years ago when journalist Geraldo Rivera made Al Capone's unknown vault story a national phenomenon.

The safe, found buried eight meters underground in the town of 1,375 during works to install a new sewer system, could be opened as soon as August 18, during celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1896 discovery of gold off Klondike River, which prompted the arrival of some 30,000 gold-hungry prospectors to Canada's Yukon Territory over the next three years. 
"We're hoping for big gold bars," Dawson City public works superintendent Mark Dauphinee joked, speaking to the CBC, admitting that people were actually a "bit more realistic" in their expectations. 
"Everyone wants to know what's inside, but we checked with YG [Yukon Government] heritage resources and the local museum and neither of those people seem to be interested in it," Dauphinee said of the find. "So I guess it falls to us and we're going to see what we're going to do to open it," he added. – Sputnik News
Ironically, this is not the only alleged discovery of a long lost 'treasure' since July as a Korean salvage team last month came public with the claim that they found a Russian battleship which may contain upwards of $32 billion worth of gold bullion. 

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