Time capsule uncovered at Louisiana Capitol

It was buried during Gov. Huey Long Administration

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January 20, 2020 - 8:05 am
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BATON ROUGE, La. - A decades-old time capsule buried in the walls of the 
Louisiana Capitol building by former Gov. Huey Long has been uncovered. The 
state Senate says Long and architect Leon Weiss concealed a copper box behind 
the cornerstone in the northwest corner of the Capitol building in 1931. The box 
was found during research for rehabilitation of the nearly 90-year-old historic 
landmark. The building's current architects say planned construction would make 
accessing the capsule in the future impossible, so Senate officials decided to 
extract the time capsule. But the Senate says the box will remain sealed for now 
- until it is analyzed and a plan is decided for where and how to display the 
time capsule and its contents.

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