Storms reveal buried treasures in Godfrey, Ill.
Godfrey, Ill. – Monday's storms knocked over an old tree in Godfrey, Ill. but also revealed some history.
The 100-year old fir fell on the campus of Lewis & Clark Community College, cracking open a sidewalk in the process.
That exposed shards of china, pottery, and broken glass. The items might have been part of a garbage dump from when the campus was a woman's school. The Monticello Female Seminary was built in 1838.
James Price, a history professor at the community college, says one of the items -- a broken hand-blown glass bottle inscribed "Rayners Druggist and Perfumery Company" -- could date back to the 1830s.