Sunday, August 19, 2012

Time Capsule



This is the area between the City Hall building, and the Sierra Madre Fire and Police Facility.  In the foreground of the photo is a plaque, reading "Historical Society Time Capsule 1976."  

The historical time capsule was buried beneath the flag pole on March 19, 1976, and several items were placed inside a sturdy metal box.  These items included the following: special copies of the local newspapers; lists of city officers, boards and employees; information on our Search and Rescue Team, trails and the Wistaria Vine; a telephone directory from 1976, and varied brochures of city activities. 

The historical documents were chosen and placed in the box by the Bi-Centennial Committe, the City of Sierra Madre, and the Sierra Madre Historical Society.


6 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea !

    I was just about to turn two that year. Please have a good new week.

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    1. I think so, too! I remember 1976 fondly. Lots of excitement over our nation's bicentennial.

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  2. I love these time capsules - we did one in high school in the early 90s and I always wondered what it would be like to dig it up again...Hope you've had a good, not-too-hot weekend!

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    1. They're fun. They seem to have an air of mystery about them, since the to-be-opened date is always set for a date so very far in the future. I used to picture people zooming up in their Jetson-mobiles, to open them up! Hope you weekend was pleasant, too!

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  3. Is there a plan to dig it up at a certain time, or is it left there for someone to discover someday by accident?

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    1. The book I had said something like "to be dug up at a future time." I was curious about that too. Will have to put this one on my "further research" list.

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