Brown whiskey bottles have been hidden all around the city of Lebanon, New Hampshire according to a 71-year old time capsule that was uncovered under the steps of City Hall. An empty bottle of whiskey contained a note from 1944 from former county surveyor, Samuel Stevens claiming that he had hidden more bottles for people to find around town.
Valley News reports that the handwritten note, dated June 10, 1944 peaked the interest of residents with hints of other time capsules to find, particularly under the Catholic church in town. One local 10 year old said, "It's like a mystery to figure out where else they could be. It's going to lead us somewhere else, then somewhere else, then somewhere else." Stevens, who has since passed away, tucked a penny and some newspaper clippings inside the whiskey bottle. His war-time note apologized for the lack of whiskey but provided residents with excitement and hope to find other buried town treasures. Here's a transcript of Stevens' note that he placed under the steps of City Hall: