A few weeks ago, construction started on a building on Chinden. It’s going to open eventually as Boise Pottery, but it needed some work done first.

While the workers were doing construction, they found hundreds of wooden crates in the walls. They were labeled "MINES" and "ANTI-TANK" and stacked on top of each other.

Luckily, the boxes were empty! That would have been crazy scary!

The owner did some research and found that the crates date back to 1943, during World War II. But, he’s still not sure how they ended up in the walls. The building was constructed about 16 years later in 1959. He said he will probably keep a couple and sell the rest to collectors.

I love it! What a cool find!