Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Time capsule unearthed at old elementary school


February 15, 2018

Zach Spadt

Karen Waterman goes over items discovered in a time capsule from 1961 at the site of the old elementary school. Waterman was a student when the capsule was buried in 1961.

When the old Pine Bluffs Elementary School was constructed in 1961, a group of citizens had the foresight to leave behind a piece of history.

Last spring, during construction of the new elementary school, that piece of history was unearthed - but it almost went undiscovered for even longer.

No one seems to know exactly who placed the time capsule under the old school in August 1971. An article from the Aug. 17 edition from the Pine Bluffs Post found in the capsule mentions that the cornerstone for the then-new building was laid that week.

Laramie County School District 2 Superintendent J...

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