Saturday morning, June 19, 2010 members of the Historical Society in Steamboat Rock were brought to tears! Was it a revelation about the Rainsbargers? Did someone discover a horse thief as a relative? What could have made everyone cry?
It seems that unbeknownst to anyone, including past employees, there was a small vial of tear gas secreted in the vault as a security measure. Saturday morning, vibration caused the vial to fall to the floor and break, causing everyone to exit the bank rather quickly.
The Historical Society has an open house each Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00. Anyone interested in local history is invited to come and share. A gas mask is not usually required.