YORK—Fifty years a vault stuffed with York Centennial paperwork and different objects rested beneath the cement outdoors of the York Neighborhood Heart.
In honor of York County’s 150th 12 months, the cement above was cracked, crushed and eliminated to retrieve the time capsule stuffed with all issues York-related. Upon York Parks & Rec workers’ opening of the time capsule within the Neighborhood Heart Thursday, and stench emanated from the sturdy field, and a slew of water-damaged paperwork and objects have been revealed.
Encased within the time capsule have been lots of of York Centennial commemorative buttons, a number of vinyl information, water-soaked Bibles, photographs and different paperwork. The highest a number of inches throughout the field have been in comparatively good situation, however the deeper employees dug into the field, the extra water harm was current.
One merchandise that escaped a lot of the water harm was a drawing by Phil Epp – who on the time, in accordance with the signature, was aged 22. It’s a rigorously, precisely-drawn York Centennial seal; a circle enclosing drawings of what Epp felt outlined York when he drew the seal 50 years in the past.
Additionally surviving effectively have been centennial bumper stickers, their blue and yellow colours urging “the Larger York Space” to “be a part of the enjoyable.”
The pinback buttons have been crusted with rust, save for shiny, tiny bells hanging from a portion of the buttons – all celebrating York’s Centennial. Although tarnished and solely barely distinguishable, a number of attendees on the unveiling grabbed a number of as souvenirs of a celebration a long time in the past.