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Lake City, Fla.: Time capsule to preserve histories, letters, poetry, music

Published: Saturday, July 19, 1997

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Members of the Lake City Florida Stake created a time capsule July 12 to celebrate the sesquicentennial.

Inside the capsule, which was four feet long, two feet wide and three feet tall and made of cedar and cherry wood, were the following:- Ward histories, which included original photographs and family and personal histories.

- Letters to Jesus written by Primary children.

- Personal histories, testimonies, goals and ambitions in list form, and messages to future generations written by the Young Men and Young Women.

- Family traditions and traditional recipes donated by Relief Society sisters.

- Lines of authority researched by priesthood brethren.

- Music and poetry.

- A list of all missionaries who have served in the area.

Members of the stake were also encouraged to make a Book of Remembrance and write in a personal diary and journal to prepare for the event.

Each decade the time capsule will be opened, reviewed and added to," said LaViece Smallwood, stake historian.