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Bus Rider Finds 19th Century Checks, Tools

Some 19th century checks and old rusty tools were left months ago at a bus stop in Longmont, and police say no one has come forward to claim them.

The Regional Transportation District turned over the unusual items to police in March after a rider said she found them at a bus stop in Longmont.

The items include handwritten checks from 1884 mounted on mat boards, as if they'd been on display.

The rider also found two rusty hand tools.

Longmont police said no one has claimed the antiques or reported them stolen. They said that unclaimed items are usually auctioned after 60 days, but that they're publicizing the finds in hopes someone will claim them. If no one does, they'll go to the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center.