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Taylor finds time capsule during demolition of city hall

A time capsule buried in the cornerstone of the old city hall building in Taylor has been recovered, 79 years after it was first placed there. Taylor Main Street Manager Deby Lannen said there's a lot of history in the beat up old box, including autographs of then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Vice President John Garner.  "One of the gentleman put a check in there dated 2035 in the amount of $100, that was kind of interesting," said Lannen.,,,, "':"Jtheret thejf/.dknclkfds;lkhf;

Among the articles are:

* Taylor Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, 1935;

* Old pictures by A.A. Reno;

* Roster of the Taylor Fire Department of 1903(?)taken from the old cornerstone and placed there by W.A. Still;

* {indecipherable} city limits of Taylor, May 1935; put there by T.W. Falkenberg;

* Log of artesian well No. 2;

* Autographs of President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Vice President John N. Garner, former Governor of Texas Miriam A. Ferguson, present Governor James V. Allred, Jack Dempsey, boxing champion; Will Rogers, actor and humorist; J.P. Buchanan, representative;

* Program of the Knights of Columbus 32nd Annual State Convention Banquet;

* Chamber of Commerce directors and officers;

* Program of the Little Theater play “The Drunkard”;

* Dedication program of St. Mary’s School;

* American Café menu;

* Oil well fire, presented by Will Stern;

* French door key taken from the 96th Aero Squadron barracks at Petite Maulin, France, and an airplane level presented by Frank Darlington;

* List of city employees;

* Taylor Daily Press Trade Day issue;

* Coin by C.O. Daliet; $188.50 in Confederate money submitted by Will Pryor;

* Coins taken from the old cornerstone;

* Picture of Marvin Bogg dressed for the Bowery Ball;

* Centennial coin by E. Rummel;

* Centennial coin by C. Irving Ahlgreen;

* Roster of the Taylor Fire Department of 1935;

* Old penny by Asst. Chief of Police Ned Fails;

* Check dated 2035 for $100.00 by Fred I. Fisher;

* Letter by Sheriff Louis Lowe of Georgetown with an inscription on the envelope that reads, ”When this is read, I will be dead.”

Master of Ceremonies Major Roach noted “those that witnessed the occasion may never again see the articles placed there. The building will stand for seventy-five years, announced Frank T. Sefcik, contractor.”


The city plans to open the time capsule sometime this fall.




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