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August 1, 2018

Bob Dalton, center, and Dave Ego, right, of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1973 finish pulling a book called "The Book of Freedom" from a metal container that served as a time capsule buried in 1973 at the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Since nobody really knew what to expect, members of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1973 were relieved as they opened Saturday, July 28, a time capsule purportedly buried by themselves.

Problem was, nobody could recall doing that – at all.

So when they breached the concrete container, which had apparently been buried since 1973 at the city Wastewater Treatment Plant, they were a little curious and a bit uncertain.

"Nobody has a clue," said class member Laurie Carlson before the concrete container was opened. "If we put it together, it would've been in the sixth grade."

The time...

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