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Gov. Cox, state officials place a new time capsule at the cornerstone of the Utah State Capitol

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SALT LAKE CITY (Might 18, 2022)  – At present, Gov. Spencer Cox and state officers put in a brand new time capsule on the Utah State Capitol that can stay in place till 2122.

The 8”x12”x16” steel field replaces a capsule from April 4, 1914, which was opened on Oct. 3, 2016 by former Gov. Gary Herbert. The contents of the 1914 time capsule are at present on show within the State Capitol Rotunda till Might 31. 

“Simply as our lives at this time have been impacted by the actions of our forebears, the selections we make at this time will undoubtedly form life in Utah 100 years from now,” Gov. Cox stated. “I hope and pray we’ve got the foresight, the knowledge and the braveness to make sure security and prosperity for the generations to return.”

Senate President J. Stuart Adams and Home Speaker Brad Wilson additionally addressed the 100 attendees gathered on the plaza of the south steps. 

Following the remarks, the Farmington Excessive College band performed as Gov. Cox, President Adams, Speaker Wilson, Utah Supreme Courtroom Chief Justice Matt Durrant, Utah Legal professional Basic Sean Reyes and others climbed the Capitol steps to the cornerstone of the State Capitol. The officers then locked the time capsule and positioned it into the stone of the southwest nook of the balcony. 

Capsule objects had been collected by the Governor’s Workplace, Home of Representatives, Senate, and Capitol Preservation Board. Capitol Curator Stephanie Angelides suggested the exact contents of the capsule ought to stay secret in order to not tip off future Utahns, however typically the field included letters and video messages from elected officers, license plates, images from cities and cities across the state, books and newspapers, COVID memorabilia and different objects that describe Utah life in 2022. State archivists sealed the contents to guard them from moisture and contaminants.

Video of the time capsule ceremony is here. Pictures are within the gallery.

Obtain a duplicate of this press launch here.

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