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50 year old time capsule to be opened in High Prairie

A time capsule has been sitting inside a concrete slab for 50 years in High Prairie and will be opened sometime this year. Sesquicentennial committee member Tammy Kaleta says the mayor in 1967 Terry Anderson put the things together during Canada’s 100th birthday year with a plaque that says to open in 2017. She says they have a partial list of what is inside.

“There was a Time magazine from August 18th 1967, aerial photo of High Prairie from 1947, pamphlets of the expo that held in 1967, and a list of the High Prairie voters. That would be interesting.”

She adds that they aren’t sure how water proof the capsule was in the 60’s and they could open it up to find a pile of mush.

“This one was probably not hermetically sealed and it did sit under a drain spout for many years before getting moved to its current location. We aren’t sure there was any grief caused to the contents.”

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The cement block is sitting outside of the museum.

The big reveal will coincide with Canada’s 150th and celebration plans are in the works. Kaleta also says they want to put a capsule together that would represent the decades of the last 50 years to be opened up on the 200th birthday of the country.

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