Time capsule removed from Iowa courthouse cornerstone

November 15, 2017

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Coins, photos and newspaper articles are among the contents of a century-old time capsule that has been removed from the cornerstone of the Woodbury County Courthouse.

The Sioux City Journal reports that the time capsule was removed Tuesday in preparation for the landmark building’s centennial next year.

The iron box had to be drilled out of granite. The box, set in July 1916, contains foreign and U.S. coins, photos of then-President Woodrow Wilson and city street scenes and the results of an October 1875 local election. It also holds a souvenir from the 1916 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego and many articles from the Sioux City Journal in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The box will be opened Tuesday at the courthouse.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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