Skip to comments.Time capsule from 1887 opened by Ogden school [UT]
Posted on 10/17/2019 7:16:25 AM PDT by Red Badger
OGDEN, Utah A time capsule buried in an Ogden school in 1887 was opened to the public for the first time.
During the construction of the Ogden Academy, educators, students, and even construction workers dropped what was important to them inside a capsule and closed it 132 years ago.
The capsule was uncovered when the building was demolished in 1959 but sat in storage until Wednesday.
Nobody does this unless they think what theyre doing is important, Alan Barnett said, local government archivist for the Utah State Archive.
The building was also important to early Utahns. It was built for New West Education Commission and operated by Protestants to educate Mormon settlers for free.
Ogden Academy turned into Ogden High School, then Central Junior High before being demolished in 1959.
It makes this interesting sort of window into the past, Barnett said.
Barnett did the honors in front of a captivated crowd of roughly 30 people inside the State Archive office in Salt Lake City.
On top was a small bible with a metal clasp. Inside a description that read: Deposited in this box on the 27th Day of September 1887 by Isaac Hughes.
Also inside, were several newspapers and educational books, Ogden business cards, and a map of Salt Lake City. A note written by construction worker wishing the school well, a colorful album with signatures from students and staff, a hairpin and buttons.
Archives didnt expect a typed paper stating some of the artifacts were borrowed in 1959 while the capsule was in storage. At the very bottom was a piece of gum still in the wrapper from the 1800s.
Historians say its one of the most complete time capsules theyve seen. Barnett believes it highlights the significance the community put on education in the states early history.
In their minds, sometime in the future,100 years, whenever, someone was going to find this and they were going to know this important work was being done, Barnett said.
The capsule and its contents will be taken to Ogden and put on display. After that, it will be cataloged and made an official part of the state history record.
Were there any Golden Plates?
Were there any Golden Plates?
Nope - a pair of magic underwear and two cans of Coca-Cola.
Here’s a 1905 BOM on eBay.
I bet there’s been lots of changes in the BOM since 1887, as well.
3,913 Changes in the Book of Mormon
PS, I am NOT NOT NOT the seller.....
it’s a news item, only.
Just because something is old, doesn’t make it worth anything. But it does make it cool.
send more chuck berry
Eleven hundred plus changes since the first most accurate book ever written was published.
“Historians say its one of the most complete time capsules theyve seen.”
Probably because they didn’t put any money in it. ;-)
That was borrowed in 1959.
In before woke determine time capsules are racist and should be destroyed.
A time capsule buried in an Ogden school in 1987 would have photos of men and women with BIG hair and tight multi colored clothes. https://tinyurl.com/y4zvw4mm
Followed quickly by The Mullet......................
“Stolen” would then be the term, as the video said, “...luckily they broguht them back.”
While in college I worked as a bookkeeper for a magazine publisher who also dealt in rare books. I remember one day he came in and asked for a check for $75,000 to buy a copy of the Book of Mormon. He came back that afternoon with the book (he said it was 1 of 3 of that edition or something like that) and let me thumb through it. A couple of days later he sold it and I deposited $200,000 from the sale into his account. Not bad for a couple days of work.
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