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Students' efforts to unearth 1973 capsule are frustrated


May 23, 2018

AP HISTORY students explore the cover to a time capsule buried in 1973.

The Sweet Home High School AP History class dropped by the Sweet Home Wastewater Treatment Plant Thursday morning, May 17, to attempt to dig up a time capsule buried by the class of 1973.

Students cleared away gravel from the edges of a concrete block bearing a plaque with instructions that the capsule be removed in 2013, 40 years after its original burial. It was not.

And neither was it dug up Thursday morning. It soon became apparent the students wouldn't be able to budge it safely.

Public Works staff planned to extract it and give it to School District personnel Tuesday. Administrator...

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