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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Officials open 100-year-old time capsule in Missouri Capitol

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Officials open 100-year-old time capsule in Missouri Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A century-old time capsule kept in the cornerstone of the Missouri Capitol has been opened. Hundreds watched using a livestreaming app for smartphones as state workers carefully cut the copper box open Thursday. Inside, they found a Bible, photos of the Capitol’s groundbreaking and yellowed newspapers. The items were sealed […]

Officials open 100-year-old time capsule in Missouri Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A century-old time capsule kept in the cornerstone of the Missouri Capitol has been opened.

Hundreds watched using a livestreaming app for smartphones as state workers carefully cut the copper box open Thursday. Inside, they found a Bible, photos of the Capitol’s groundbreaking and yellowed newspapers.

The items were sealed in the box in 1915 and opened in preparation of a ceremony marking the Capitol’s 100th anniversary.

News articles show similarities between life in Missouri now and 100 years ago.

For example, newspapers noted flooding at the time the box was sealed. Floods now are threatening to hit parts of Missouri.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to dedicate a new time capsule during a July 3 ceremony. He’s soliciting ideas about what to put in the new box.

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