Centennial Search

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Students from the University of Tulsa Research Graduate Program in Geosciences survey the site of the 1957 semi-centennial time capsule, which includes a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. Other items in the capsule range from a 10-gallon can of gasoline, to photos and maps of the Tulsa area and the contents of a lady’s purse.

The student research team used a conductivity meter to survey the site and determine the capsule’s exact location so that it can be unearthed on June 15, 2007, fifty years exactly after the car was buried.

The black and white photo shows Tulsa city officials preparing to lower the car, along with its contents, into the capsule. A large crowd turned out to watch the 1957 entombment of the time capsule.

The unearthing is part of Tulsa’s Oklahoma centennial celebration, for which a variety of events have already been scheduled to commemorate 100 years of statehood. Festivities in Tulsa will run from Nov. 9 through 19, and include fireworks, concerts, a balloon festival and a plethora of other events for the public to take part in.

Updated 08-22-2006

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