Will Rogers Time Capsule - Claremore, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 36° 18.686 W 095° 36.800
15S E 265371 N 4021661
Quick Description: This time capsule lies beneath a plaque located in downtown Claremore.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2015 1:02:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMNHYC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
Next to the Daily Progress newspaper office in downtown Claremore is a sculpture entitled "All I know is what I read in the papers." It depicts "Oklahoma's Favorite Son" sitting on a park bench with an open newspaper. On the ground near this bench is a bronze plaque commemorating Will Rogers and announcing the presence of a time capsule beneath the plaque. The plaque reads:

"All I Know Is What I Read In The Papers"
- A Monument to Will Rogers -
Dedicated to the
City of Claremore
by the
Rogers County Historical Society
Maggie Box, President
Saturday, November 2, 1996
Sculpted by
Sandra Van Zandt
(A time capsule is located beneath this plaque
to be opened Saturday, November 3, 2046)

RCHS Statue Committee:
Jack D. Davidson, Chairman - David W. Goff, Vice-Chairman
Marilyn R. McClain, Secretary - Barbara Pool - Tim Wantland, Attorney
Amy Roberts - Charles Kietzman - Bonnie Kerr
Doug Van Zandt, Project Consultant

The time capsule is to be opened on November 3, 2046, fifty years after it was placed.

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