Re: 1948 Chicago Railroad Fair time capsule
Date: January 31, 2013 12:42PM
Great find WayOutWardell! I'm totally in for a FC archaeological dig. Someone should at least put a plaque there so they don't forget where it is in 2048. Who technically owns the contents since the C&NW R.R. doesn't really exist anymore.
Here's an article from the Chicago Tribune on October 26, 1948:
"TIME CAPSULE BURIED AT SITE OF CITY'S 1ST RAIL STATION.
A two ton, concrete capsule containg a photographic record of present day railroading, together with a pictorial record of the Railroad fair, and a copy of The Chicago Tribune's special Railroad fair edition, was buried yesterday on the site of Chicago's first railroad station at Kinzie and Canal Sts.
It will remain buried for 100 years. A key to the capsule will be held until 2048 by the Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust company.
Present at the burying of the capsule were Mayor Kennelly and R.L. Williams, president of the North Western railway."
I wonder what happened to the key?