Time Capsule In Derry, N.H., Turns Up Empty In 1969, residents of Derry made a time capsule. Fifty years later, library staff cracked the old safe to see what was left behind. They were horrified to find that the safe was empty.
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Time Capsule In Derry, N.H., Turns Up Empty

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In 1969, residents of Derry made a time capsule. Fifty years later, library staff cracked the old safe to see what was left behind. They were horrified to find that the safe was empty.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. 1969 was a really big year. There was the moon landing, Woodstock, and the people of Derry, N.H., made a time capsule. This year, library staff cracked it open to see what was left behind.

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CARA POTTER: We were a little horrified to find that there was nothing in it.

KING: The town's library director Cara Potter told TV station WMUR that no one had a list of what was supposed to be in the capsule. And now she wonders if it was empty all along. Trippy.

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