It once had a painting on the cover but the image has faded with time, leaving an empty frame. On the front page someone inscribed in swirling cursive letters: “Deposited in this box on the 27th day of Sept., 1887.”
When Barnett reached in a second time, he grabbed a leather album filled with signatures. The third item was a copy of “The Ogden Morning Herald,” also from 1887, with the headlines “A thrilling accident” about a Park City mining glitch and “Our own city,” a discussion of freight rates, on the front page. He unfolded it carefully and set it on a nearby table.