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Safecracker brought in to open NH town's vintage safe that hasn't been open for decades
MILTON, N.H. (AP) ' Milton is a small New Hampshire town that knows how to safeguard its secrets ' namely by losing the combination to one very large safe.
No one's quite sure when the safe was last opened, but the town's administrator and selectmen were determined to end the mystery of its contents.
So they hired a safecracker, Seacoast Lock and Safe owner Paul Letourneau.
Letourneau says it took him three hours Thursday to drill through and reset the combination of the safe.
But the safe was immediately relocked so its contents could be unveiled and inventoried publicly Saturday morning.
Revealed were 18th-century property and marriage records, World War I enlistments and other items of historical interest.