“If people only knew,” is a phrase many of us have expressed. Believe it or not, there is an opportunity to let people know what you are talking about.
As most are probably aware, Eagle Point has been celebrating its 100th year all this year. The final event of the year will be the placing of a time capsule in Centennial Plaza. Actually, it is not a capsule, it is a rather sizeable vault. And inside that vault will be many items to let our ancestors know about our community and our lifestyle, today and yesteryear. This is where the public is asked to share. The capsule will be opened in 25 years.
Some of the items collected thus far include “History of School District 9″ by Clarence Davies, two books by Gaynell Krambeal; one on the history of Eagle Point and one on some of the long-time community members; centennial newspaper published by the Upper Rogue Independent, Destination 2011 Magazine, also published the Independent; aerial views of Eagle Point taken earlier this year by Kathy Sell with pilot John Rachor; and a variety of other photographs. Other items included are photos of some of the historic homes in the community and probably some of the booklets written by former Eagle Point resident Barbara Hegne.
The city does not expect to take your original item, a photo copy will be more than welcome. Pictures, with identification, of old-timers, some interesting and true tales, information regarding previous floods, Indian history and so forth.. The list is endless, but the time is not.
Dena Roberts, administrative assistant at city hall, is in charge of collecting the various items. All items need to be in her hands by Nov. 1.. The city is planning to have a special preview of everything that will go into the capsule prior to the actual burial of capsule, which will take place either Dec. 2 or 9. For information, ideas, or to donate items (copies if you wish), please call Dena at 541-826-4212 Ext. 106, Mon-Fri 8-5 , except 12-1 p.m.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent