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Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School opens time capsule from 1997

Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School recently unveiled a time capsule that was buried in front of the school by students in 1997.

On Wednesday, the time capsule was retrieved and its 25-year-old contents were revealed. According to Marion County Public Schools, the capsule was filled with cassette and VHS tapes, a wired computer mouse, pictures, and other miscellaneous items.

Unfortunately, most of the items were damaged due to water seepage.

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Most of the items inside the time capsule were damaged (Photo courtesy of Allison Campbell)
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A photo of students from the elementary school’s 1997 class (Photo courtesy of Allison Campbell)

The elementary school’s current student class filled a new time capsule, and Principal Houle led the ceremony as it was buried in front of the school.

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Students from the elementary school’s 2022 class filled a new time capsule (Photo courtesy of Allison Campbell)
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The new time capsule will remain buried in front of the school for the next 25 years (Photo courtesy of Allison Campbell)

The time capsule from the current student class will be unveiled in the year 2047.