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City of Ruston unlocks the past

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Time capsule from 1976 opened
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Leader photo by LACEY SHARP Crewmen from the City of Ruston lift the time capsule that remains in a concrete casing in front of City Hall. The capsule was opened to commemorate the yearlong Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration and is scheduled to be reopened in 2076, the 300th birthday of the United States.

Residents of Lincoln Parish witnessed the opening of a time capsule as one of the events, in a yearlong celebration, to commemorate the bicentennial of Louisiana being admitted into the union. Originally placed in front of City Hall in 1976 to commemorate the 200th birthday of the United States of America, locals gathered back on the lawn to unearth the capsule on Nov. 15.

Opening the ceremony, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth introduced historian and former Louisiana Tech University professor Philip Cook, who was a member of the Lincoln Parish Bicentennial Committee in 1976.

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