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1973 time capsule to be opened soon


May 2, 2018

RALPH BROWN stands at the location of the buried time capsule that he and city and school officials plan to unearth soon.

In the next few weeks, Sweet Home High School will open a time capsule buried by students at the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1973.

School officials are working out the details, and city officials are ready to assist.

A plaque beside the office building instructs that the time capsule be opened 40 years later – in 2013. No one dug it up.

"When I came on in June of last year, it was one of the things that was brought to my attention," said Public Works Director Greg Springman. As the city began getting deeper into plans for a rehab and expansion project at the plant, he reac...

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