Time Capsule To Be Buried As Part Of Hamilton County's 200th Birthday Celebration

Friday, November 15, 2019

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger announced as part of Hamilton County’s 200th Birthday Celebration the burial of a time capsule containing items featured at our recent 200th birthday party.

 

The donated items will be paced in a large capsule and buried at 2 p.m.

on Monday, on Dallas Island in Chester Frost Park.

 

The time capsule contains a variety of items representing various aspects of Hamilton County’s business and cultural heritage.

 

Mayor Coppinger extends an invitation to all those who donated items as well as the general public to attend the times capsule’s burial.


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