SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Larry Barker investigation sheds new light on a long forgotten time capsule full of relics from the late 1800’s. A box full of coins and documents from 1867 is said to be buried underneath the old Soldier’s Monument obelisk that was toppled amid protests in 2020.

Looking into the history of the time capsule, Barker spent months investigating documents and newspaper accounts in the state’s archives. He recently discusses the process in a sit-down interview with KRQE News 13’s Chris McKee as part of KRQE’s “Behind the Story” web series.

Watch the full conversation in the video player on this page to learn more about the process Larry took. For more context about this discussion, view Larry’s complete story on, titled, “New Mexico treasure hunt: Box of relics buried 155 years ago.”

“Behind the story,” is KRQE News 13’s online, exclusive web series, giving viewers a detailed explanation into the work that goes into KRQE News 13’s investigative reports. For more segments on prior Larry Barker investigations, visit the Larry Barker Investigates page here.