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Plenty left behind after the Stampede

Stampede may be over, but every year hundreds of lost items are left in its wake, some of them more unusual than others.

For the last six or seven years, Jo-Anne of Stampede’s lost and found has seen items come and go.

“The phone has been just plugged solid with voice mails,” she said as she stood in front of the jam-packed closet of items.

Along with the more commonly misplaced things like cellphones, keys, sunglasses and of course cowboy hats, Jo-Anne said there are some bizarre items as well.

“I’d have to say the silicon breast implants were the craziest,” said Jo-Anne, “(and) almost every year we get half or a full set of false teeth.”

This year, some of the strangest objects include two purple flower vases and a cake pan complete with two steak knives.

Jo-Anne said the best part of her job is putting the puzzle pieces together and reuniting Stampede-goers with their things.

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