In the September 2012 issue, Dr. Know uncovers what our city's forefathers found worth preserving for future generations.
As I recall, during Cincinnati’s bicentennial year of 1988 a time capsule was found in the cornerstone at City Hall. Basically it was a metal box containing business cards, a city directory, some newspapers, and other items that had been placed inside the cornerstone a century before. Whatever became of these artifacts? —History DetectiveDear Detective:According to the Doctor’s Deep Municipal Throat, the civic authorities who opened the box in the glare of the clumsy television lights of the day sent some of the touchingly modest contents of the cornerstone to the Cincinnati Historical Society. Then they sealed the remainder back in the box along with items thought to be of interest in future multicentennial years. The Doctor finds no record of what the 1988 City Fathers/Mothers entombed for posterity, but judging from the nature of the 19th century bits, your grandchildren will be delighted to find a Fifth Third lapel pin, a Rick Astley cassette, Everybody’s News, some tube socks, and an early Roxanne Qualls position paper.
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