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Memories of the Time Capsule from Mr. Richard Phelps

'Somewhere in the fiscal court record is an order to open it on the designated date. I hope to still be around 32 more years!! -MR. RICHARD PHELPS
About: Look at the past in the future

By Richard Phelps
1992 Kentucky Bicenntennial Time Capsule Organizer

Regarding the time capsule. I was the person in charge of the time capsule project in 1992.

The items that I remember are:

Many photographs of people, children, etc. placed in moisture proof containers, advertisment from just about every business which was here in 1992.

Many letters that were written to future grandchildren and grandchildren from grandparents about Columbia in 1992 and the past.

I remember taking pictures of the then just built McDonalds and the then just going up Best Western Motel.

I remember writing and laminating a narrative of things that were still being talked about in late 1991 early 92.

Talk then of hopefully getting aBy-pass around Columbia. Talk of a project called I-66.

Talk about a Governor from Arkanas named Bill Clinton.

A man from Texas named Ross Perot that wanted to run as a third party.
The capsule itself is a 5' Wilbert Concrete Monticello Burial Vault.

It contains about 2 feet deep inside of time capsule items as named above and many many other things.

Somewhere in the fiscal court record is an order to open it on the designated date. I hope to still be around 32 more years!!

It would be a thrill for me to still be alive and see it opened. Richard Phelps

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