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Time Capsules
Description:
Time capsules are one way of sending information about our present lives into the future.
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The International Time Capsule Society (ITCS) is an organization established in 1990 to promote the careful study of time capsules. It strives to document all types of time capsules throughout the world. The group is headquartered at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. They offer the following description:

"Time capsules are interesting to people of all ages and touch people on a world-wide scale. Properly prepared time capsules preserve the salient features of history and can serve as valuable reminders of one generation for another. Time capsules give individuals, families and organizations an independent voice to the future."

The ITCS is collecting information to form a comprehensive databases of time capsules, although none of the gathered information appears to be available on the web.

The first time capsule may be the "Crypt of Civilization" created in 1936 at Oglethorpe Univiserty, although it is much, much larger than most time capsules. But, the concept apparently inspired the Westinghouse Company to create a time capsule that was buried at the site of the 1939 World's Fair in New York, and George Edward Pendray is generally credited with coining the term.


Time capsules can be found the world over, and come in a diversity of formats. Some of these include building corner stones, public buildings, parks, monuments, historic sites, schools, and so forth. Usually, but not always, there is a commemorative plaque or sign of some sort to indicated the date it was placed, the date to be opened, and the sponsoring organization, and the occasion of the placement.

All of these types of time capsules may be placed as a waymark in this category. If there is no sign or plaque, adequate documentation must be provided in the waymark description to verify the existence and location of the time capsule. There may be occasions when a time capsule has been opened and no longer exists. If it is of historic importance and the foregoing documentation can be provided, then it may be considered for inclusion in the category. Research is key.
Instructions for Posting a Time Capsules Waymark:
DESCRIPTION:

Since this category is about history, please do enough research to provide as much information as possible about the time capsule and its location. The most important elements are:

Date of placement
Date to be opened
Who placed it
Where it is located
What it commemorates

The above information should be incorporated into a written narrative description. Please remember to say something about the location of the time capsule, giving any pertinent history. Why was this location selected? Do a little research. Consider contacting the sponsoring organization or a local historical society that may have more information than is available through simple internet searches.

REQUIRED TEXT: Since most time capsules have some sort of text on a marker, please include this in the waymark description. Exceptions are long lists of names, etc. This makes accessible information that often is not available elsewhere and makes it easier to read than trying to view a photo.

The preferred format is to use simple HTML tags to reproduce the text of the plaque is closely as possible to its format on the plaque, maintaining lines breaks and arrangement. You can see many good examples of this in some of the existing waymarks. Here is an example of how it might look:

BURIED HERE IS
THE 50 YEAR TIME
CAPSULE OF THE
4th MARINE DIVISION
OF WWII TO BE
OPENED BY THE COUNTY
OF MAUI ON 31 MAY 2047


PHOTOS: At least TWO PHOTOS ARE REQUIRED. One should be a clear close-up of the plaque or sign. The other should show the time capsule and its surroundings. If it is in a building, then also include a photo of the entire building. Give us the best views you can of the capsule and where it is.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Give the date of your visit and describe your experience. Say something meaningful about your visit - not just "I was there!" Upload a new photo from a new perspective, if you can. If you can provide any new information about the site, that would be great. Have fun!
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Time CapsulesCommunity Betterment Council Time Capsule - Lamar, Missouri

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Time capsule placed on the grounds of the Barton County Courthouse in Lamar, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/10/2015

last visited: never

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Right near where Harry S. Truman made his Vice-Presidential Acceptance speech.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/29/2010

last visited: 3/20/2014

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Small town honors their own, and looks to the future.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 12/4/2013

last visited: never

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Time CapsulesNevada-Vernon County Centennial Time Capsule - Nevada, MO

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The Nevada-Vernon County Centennial Time Capsule is located in the southwestern part of the Vernon County Square - 100 W. Cherry St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/1/2011

last visited: 3/15/2014

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Time CapsulesMissouri Southern State University Time Capsule - Joplin MO

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Located behind some shrubbery in front of L. R. Reynolds Hall, I almost missed this time capsule! To find it, you'll have to do a little searching.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/20/2013

last visited: never

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Time CapsulesFountain Time Capsule - Columbus, KS

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Fountain was built 30 years after the capsule was sealed, and they managed not to disturb it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 11/29/2010

last visited: never

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Time CapsulesBicentennial Time Capsule ~ Granby, MO

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A city park, center of town, Veterans Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/15/2009

last visited: never

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One fits all - both county and city in this time capsule

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: 3/18/2014

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Time capsule placed by the Lake Country 4-H Clubs in celebration of the nations bicentennial. It is located at the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/1/2011

last visited: 7/11/2014

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Placed in 1993. To be opened in 2043. It just appears to be in honor of the Gravette Centennial. Behind the capsule is a plane and plaque in honor of Captin Field Kindley, a WW1 "Ace".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member maddlove

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/23/2006

last visited: 4/21/2007

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Crescent Hotel Time Capsule - Eureka Springs AR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/12/2014

last visited: never

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Time CapsulesEureka Springs Centennial Time Capsule - Eureka Springs AR

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The tall round column or obelisk houses a Time Capsule and was dedicated on July 4, 1979 as a Centennial Monument by the Centennial Committee The capsule is within the stone base and not to be opened until July 4, 2079.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/19/2012

last visited: never

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Time CapsulesPleasant Hill City Hall Time Capsule - Pleasant Hill, Mo.

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This time capsule is buried along the sidewalk entrance to the Pleasant Hill City Hall - 203 Paul Street in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/10/2015

last visited: never

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Time CapsulesBicentennial Time Capsule - Siloam Springs, AR

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Bicentennial to be opened in another 100 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/10/2015

last visited: never

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Time CapsulesNorthwest Arkansas Mall Time Capsule - Fayetteville AR

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Quietly resting at the outer edge of Food Court, this time capsule goes unnoticed most of the time, because the inscribed stone is exactly the same as the stones throughout the Food Court. Co-ordinates are for the Food Court entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 12/15/2013

last visited: never

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