Sunday, December 31, 2006

Hikers find half-century-old beer buried in desert

When hikers in California saw an old can sticking out of the desert sand, they were initially unaware of the discovery they'd made.

"We were curious, dug down a little deeper and couldn't believe what we found," says Jeff Barnes, one of the hikers.

What they found was a collection of tin cans of Coors Beer, a half-century old and never opened.

They looked up, and there, a few hundred feet away were railroad tracks. It all began to make a little more sense.

Twisting through the mountains near Jacumba are the tracks of what's now called the Carrizo Gorge Railway. Fifty years ago, it was the San Diego and Arizona Eastern, when two cars derailed and went over the side. On one of them was a truck of Coors Beer. The wreckage remains even today, but all the beer was collected.
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