- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - A time capsule opened after 50 years in Bay City certainly wasn’t waterproof.

Using a saw and crowbar, historians opened the John F. Kennedy Peace Capsule on Thursday, a day after it was pulled from the ground. The Bay City Times (https://bit.ly/1LAYHAs ) reports that many items were under water.

Ron Bloomfield, historian at the Bay County Historical Society, says it could be a “long process.” He hopes letters written by local residents have survived.

Some items were obvious: a pair of women’s boots, large ice tongs, a coffee grinder and an old iron.

The capsule was buried in 1965 at the Bay County Building as part of Bay City’s centennial.

John McCallum is hoping to see a letter written by his father who paid $3 to place it in the capsule.


Information from: The Bay City Times, https://www.mlive.com/bay-city

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