- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - City workers in Asheville have recovered a time capsule from Vance Monument that has been concealed there since 1897 when the monument was constructed and dedicated.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (https://avlne.ws/1HhKFin) the capsule was wedged beneath a Masonic cornerstone block at the base of the obelisk. During the removal, which took more than an hour on Tuesday, bystanders could see a stack of papers and what appeared to be a Bible.

Lead archivist Heather South of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources said the contents of the time capsule will probably take weeks to explore. She hopes to reveal the details at the rededication of the monument, which is set for May 16 but could be delayed if the repairs take longer.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com



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