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Time capsule from 1795 found in Boston statehouse
Time capsule from 1795 found in Boston statehouse

Corrosion, degradation and decay destroy a lot of history, but Massachusetts officials can thank the elements for helping uncover the past. In a damp ceremony of discovery Thursday, snow-flecked excavators in Boston retrieved a time capsule whose contents are thought to be almost as old as the nation, and even older. It was tucked into a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795. Founding Fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere took part in the original ceremony, when a cowhide capsule was placed as the state moved from its old statehouse to its new one across from the Boston Common. The contents are thought to include a collection of coins dating from 1652 to 1855, when the...

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