good luck charms http://ripr.org en Almost Two-Century Old "Good Luck" Shoes Found In Newport http://ripr.org/post/almost-two-century-old-good-luck-shoes-found-newport <p>A pair of 19<sup>th</sup> century men’s shoes has been found in the old State House in Newport.&nbsp;&nbsp; The discovery at the so-called “Colony House” was made last week.&nbsp; It was not a complete surprise to historians.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The brown leather men’s slippers were discovered under the floor boards of a courtroom in the old Colony House last week. The building is undergoing an extensive renovation.&nbsp; Ruth Taylor, executive director of the Newport Historical Society, said they date to about 1830 and were probably left there as the building was under construction.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:40:43 +0000 Flo Jonic 25363 at http://ripr.org Almost Two-Century Old "Good Luck" Shoes Found In Newport