On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. Eagle Point will note another first. It will be the date to seal and bury the first Time Capsule ever buried in Eagle Point.
Time capsules are done as a permanent source of history. Oftentimes they are not opened for 50 or more years. This capsule will be opened in 25 years, which means many of today’s residents will be able to say “I put that item in the Capsule” or “My family donated that,” or “Yeh, I remember those days” and tell a tale to the new folks in town.
Many of the items are newspaper records, booklets, photos and such. However, there are also some of today’s electronic gadgets as well as year books, football jersey, I pod, cam corder, police badges and so on.
Dena Roberts, at city hall, is still accepting items. The city would like citizens to submit a letter thinking what the city will be like when the capsule is opened in 25 years. Submit it and other items to city hall. If you have a historical document, it can be photocopied for the Time Capsule. Bring your items to city hall this week or call Roberts at 541-826-4212 ext. 106.
The capsule will be placed in the ground on the Main Street side of Centennial Plaza. It will be the last official event marking the official end of the Centennial year celebration for Eagle Point.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent