August 31, 20217 min read, 1400 words
An 1870s marriage certificate was hidden behind a picture at a thrift store. Employees set out to find the couple’s family.
Published: August 31, 2021 | 7 min read, 1400 words
The marriage certificate, weathered and timeworn, was barely legible. What was somewhat clear, though, was the date: April 11, 1872.Employees at a thrift store Bolivia, N.C. — a tiny town with a population of less than 200 people — crowded around the nearly 150-year-old document,...