Newspapers, a Confederate flag and Confederate States of America dollar bills were among the items found in a time capsule that was at the base of a Florida memorial when the statue of a soldier was moved.
The capsule was opened Tuesday by Orlando city officials, nearly two months after the 106-year-old memorial nicknamed "Johnny Reb" was dismantled following public outcry that the monument is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.
The monument is being refurbished and re-erected in a section of a historic cemetery where 37 Confederate soldiers are buried -- a process that is costing taxpayers more than $120,000.
The capsule's items were placed in protective bags so they can be documented.
They'll eventually be taken to the Orange County Regional History Center.