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On Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, Collection Registrar Tom Vail chiseled off the mortar on the top of the old school cornerstone to help open a time capsule placed there in 1914. The photo is part of the permanent collection at the Stevens County Historical Society.

1914 time capsule offers several mysteries to solve

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MORRIS, Minn. -- On Friday, Nov. 20, 1914, a beautiful fall day, the citizens of Morris gathered at the construction site of the new high school to lay a cornerstone for the building.


Just three weeks after blueprints were officially approved, and "in the presence of all the school children of the city and a large number of interested citizens," representatives placed a small metal box in the granite stone -- a time capsule to be opened sometime in the future.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.