Huntsville, Alabama, USA Bicentennial Year Celebrations – The Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

Huntsvillian’s know that 2005 is the bicentennial year of Huntsville’s founding. John Hunt first came to the Tennessee Valley, settling near what is now the Big Spring, in 1805.

The sesquicentennial Time Capsule was buried on the west side of the Courthouse Square in 1955, and later moved to the
southeast corner of the square, as building progressed on the new and presently standing courthouse.

On Thursday, January 20, 2005, the Time Capsule filled with artifacts from the 150th anniversary celebration in 1955 was dug up and the removed contents taken to the Weeden House Museum for display.

Inspection of the items inside revealed that water had leaked into the box, and many of the artifacts, although sealed in special containers, had become soggy. The Bicentennial planners subsequently determined to contract a private firm to preserve the contents, and display has been rescheduled for later, but apparently still sometime in February.


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HUNTSVILLE Unity Day 2005



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SPECIAL NOTE:

This photo gallery presentation is less than complete than originally intended as some shots were unattainable when the TOCC.tv photographer was harassed by city police. TOCC.tv has regularly presented views contrary to the present administration, and the harassment was clearly a illegal retaliation of disgruntled city leaders.

Never-the-less, these photographs are presented representing the days events as completely as possible, and in the appropriate and right spirit of the larger celebration, which is clearly above the character and integrity of the present city leaders and the Bicentennial Commission members.

©2005 – Jim Casey

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