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Time Capsules in America The Boston Grasshopper

About the history of the Boston grasshopper time capsule discovered in the 1950s.

TIME CAPSULES IN AMERICA

Grasshopper

In the early 1950s, repairmen atop Boston's Faneuil Hall discovered a metal box inside the 4-ft.-long copper grasshopper that perches on top. The box contained newspapers, a few notes, and cards from city officials. The items had been placed there in 1889, when the grasshopper was last repaired.

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