June 21, 2009

Missouri city misplaces 1959 time capsule

Residents of Overland, Mo., say they can't find a time capsule buried in 1959 that was to be used for a local celebration.

Shirley Needy, the Overland Historical Society vice president, said the search was hindered by a lack of a plaque or stone to identify where the capsule was buried five decades ago, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday.

I guess things where different in '59, Needy said.

An attempt to garner clues about the capsule's location through a notice in the Localite Shopper community newspaper proved equally fruitless, Needy added.

The capsule was to have been opened Saturday as part of the city's 70th anniversary celebration, but even a photograph of the burial ceremony failed to pinpoint its hiding spot.

I've looked at this picture till I'm blue in the face, Chuck Boone, retired assistant public works director, told the Post-Dispatch.