Building owner discovers Prohibition Era 55-gallon barrels

Matt McCurley bought the old bucket shop from a back tax sale for extra storage space. While looking around the basement, McCurley stumbled upon an oddly-placed brick wall and found three 55-gallon barrels.

Posted: Jul 25, 2018 10:07 AM
Updated: Jul 25, 2018 10:27 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)- Matt McCurley bought the old bucket shop from a back tax sale for extra storage space.

While looking around the basement, McCurley stumbled upon an oddly-placed brick wall and found three 55-gallon barrels inside the wall. 

Matt McCurley bought the old bucket shop from a back tax sale for extra storage space. While looking around the basement, McCurley stumbled upon an oddly-placed brick wall and found three 55-gallon barrels. 

The barrels are believed to be from the Prohibition Era and used for alcohol. 

"I want St. Joe to be able to have them, some one who's a historian or some one who knows more about it than I do." McCurley said.

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