sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, August 18, 2017

Time Capsule

Excavation began at the White Wolf Mine (Coconino National Forrest, AZ) last week while I'm out of the country. Sometime next spring the work will be complete. It's definitely a journey. I'm thinking about sinking a small time capsule on the property on the day the compound is complete, to be opened in fifty years or more. 

I doubt that the property will still be in family hands by then, but you never know. I could theoretically still be alive but the odds are firmly against it. 

The house will be built to last for at least 100 years and absent some cataclysm, it will still be standing.

The question for you all is what would YOU drop into a time capsule - to be opened in 50 or 100 years? And is 50 years enough, or should it be a longer period of time?

What sort of capstone should be placed over the capsule? I have one potential (above right), but even I'm not THAT much of a cynic. I'm willing to spend money on the project, so it's not a budget time capsule.

What is significant now that may be of interest then?

We looked back 100 years on this blog last week and at the profound changes that have taken place. In 100 years we'll be reaching for the stars or we'll be back to sticks and stones. Cast the chicken bones if you will, but the future is always a foggy place. 

Please contribute your ideas and suggestions. 

I'm thinking that a President Donald J. Trump commemorative coin will be the first thing that I'll dump in the capsule.