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Buried "Treasure" Turns out to be Dynamite

By wiccania     May 1, 2007 in Lifestyle
A woman who was inspecting a fence around her property found "buried treasure" in the backyard.
Who wouldn't think of some kind of buried treasure if they happened upon a wooden box partially buried on their property? That's what Lori Artman of Sarver Pennsylvania was hoping for when she found a box on her property; instead she got a box of old dynamite and a day with the bomb squad.
The dynamite was about 40 years old (based on the newspaper it was wrapped in) and was most likely left by a mining or gas company.
Authorities said they destroyed the 76 sticks of deteriorating dynamite by burning it in a field.
"It was very unexciting," said township Fire Chief Gary Risch Jr. "It looked like a bale of straw on fire."
Well, maybe she can clean up the box the dynamite was in and sell that -- it could turn out to be a treasure after all.
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