Workers find plaque at Wright Elementary

But no time capsule found


Roger S. Lucas

School district workers Brady Black, left, Randy Bowman and Pat Sherrett dig up what they thought was a time capsule, only to find a brass plaque on a cement block commemorating the planting of a tree in honor of America’s bicentennial.

On Monday, workers dug up what they thought would be a time capsule at the condemned A. E. Wright Elementary School. However, it really was a copper plaque that was placed at the school near a spruce tree planted April 27, 1976, in honor of the country’s bicentennial.

The district had heard that a time capsule had been placed at the school. Workers dug up an area near the flagpole and later dug near the spruce tree after Brady Black, a summer employee, had found the plaque with a metal detector last Friday.

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