1870s Time Capsule Finally Sees Light Of Day In Reno

Nearly 150 years after it was first stashed in the corner of a demolished Masonic lodge in Reno an 1872 time capsule is seeing the light of day once again.

Items pulled out of a lead box were put on display Tuesday at the Cargo Concert Hall inside Reno's Whitney Peak Hotel. They included silver dollars minted in Carson City and San Francisco, and a piece of wood from Sutter's Mill, where the California Gold Rush began 24 years earlier.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and local historians were on hand for the unveiling of the time capsule contents Tuesday. The capsule had been sealed inside nook carved into the corner stone of what was until recently the oldest standing commercial building in the city founded in 1868.


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