As a result of a river's change in course, an old Indian canoe buried on certain land was exposed. While swimming in the river, plaintiffs discovered the canoe and told defendant about it. The latter excavated and removed it. The land had been owned by H, who had died many years ago, devising it to his wife for life and then in fee to his daughter. Plaintiffs, intending to exhibit the canoe, paid the wife and her sons ( who had been farming the land) a sum of money for it. In a replevin action, the daughter intervened. Held, the daughter as owner of the fee is entitled to the canoe. Allred v. Biegel,. (Mo. App. 1949) 219 S.W. (2d) 665.
Ralph W. Aigler,
FINDING LOST GOODS-ANCIENT INDIAN CANOE,
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