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A 1957 time capsule was found at Gander Academy

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • The contents gave students a peek into life 65 years back.
  • A small copper box was used as a time capsule at Gander Academy 65 years back. 
  • Lately, the box was revealed, and the secrets of its contents were exposed. 

The year was 1957. The Frisbee had just been invented. The Soviets had established Sputnik into space, and Elvis Presley was all bounced up to strike No. 1 on the music charts.

In the town of Gander, N.L., students and the team at Gander Academy served a small copper container with tokens and treasures, newspaper clippings, and letters, all meant to grasp what life was like back then. That copper box was made into the cornerstone of the school.

Almost six decades after, that structure is now gone and replaced by a new modern facility.

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Almost six decades after, that structure is now gone and replaced by a new modern facility

The time capsule was discovered and saved, but the contents stayed a mystery for the whole school year. Principal Collett Kelly realized the expectation for the big event was great.

“Opening up the time capsule was super compelling,” said Kelly. “The kids’ eyes were beaming. That was pretty amazing.”

The plan was to keep the end of the first year in the new school with a grand unveiling of the time capsule. Vice-principal Tracy Templeman reveals that staying to see what was concealed inside allowed imaginations to run wild.

Source – CBC News

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