The Fascinating World of Time Capsules

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The Burbank Capsule

This silver-plated 1959 capsule was buried inside the Magnolia Boulevard Bridge located in Burbank, Calif., during the bridge dedication ceremony where it was … totally forgotten. Luckily, a historian happened across an old article about the capsule in 2009.

An anonymous photographer took this photo of 1950s Burbank, Calif., and stashed it in the capsule. Workers removed the bridge’s city dedication plaque and found the capsule inside, which is probably about as close to finding buried treasure as anyone gets these days This capsule had 47 photos of the city and predictions about the future, including a prediction that people would be making “short-haul” flights using “vertical take-off” crafts. Pretty close prediction!!