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Leaving an inheritance for their children's children.

Retired judge Malcolm Street quoted Proverbs 13:22 during his keynote speech at Calhoun County's time capsule dedication.

The county buried a large stainless steel box containing items to represent the present which they leave for future generations. The time capsule is buried next to the front steps of the Calhoun County Courthouse, with instructions to dig it up on Wednesday, November 15, 2063.

Circuit Clerk Eli Henderson came up with the idea. He said the builders of the Courthouse buried one in 1900, underneath a stone marker which celebrated the completion of the building at the beginning of the century.

He said some people retrieved it in 1964, but the metal box rusted and the contents inside deteriorated.

That should not be the case with the 2013 capsule.

 

Calhoun County Circuit Clerk Eli Henderson provided this list of the contents of the time capsule:

 

Art Work

  1. Reprint of Drawing by John Will Davis of First Baptist Church Oxford – Donated by Sam Phillips

  2. Reprint of Drawing by John Will Davis of Temple Beth-El - Donated by Sam Phillips

  3. Reprint of Drawing by John Will Davis of Seventeenth Street Baptist Church - Donated by Sam
    Phillips

 

Biographies/Letters

Time Capsule Committee Members:

Mr. Eli Henderson
Mr. Gordon Lanny (Doc) Williamson
Ms. Sunny Gillespie
Ms. Linda Hearn
Mr. Sam Phillips
Mr. John E. Blue, II
Mr. Curtis Simpson
Mr. Robert Jackson
Mr. Everett King
Ms. Denise Rucker

Letters from Elected Officials

Letters from High School Seniors in Calhoun County, Class of 2013

Letter from Kayla Smith – Lawson State College

Letters from Calhoun County Court House Employees

Letter from Eli Henderson regarding time capsule opening in 2063

 

Books

  1. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – Classic Book

  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J K Rowling – Young Adult Book

  3. Rascal by Sterling North – Juvenile Book

  4. Amelia Bedelia and the Baby by Peggy Parish – Easy Reader Book

  5. Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell – Book on Audio Cassette

  6. Holy Bible

  7. Men and Women Who Served With Valor by Danny J. McCarty – Donated by Danny McCarty

  8. Gallant Men and Women by Danny J. McCarty - Donated by Danny McCarty

  9. Stone Cold by David Baldacci

  10. Fifty-Two-Year-Old Rookie by Danny J. McCarty - Donated by Danny McCarty

  11. Alone in a Hidden Well by Danny J. McCarty - Donated by Danny McCarty

 

Brochures / Fliers / Newsletters

  1. Flier – Alabenton Genealogical Society

  2. Fliers from library – Brochure About the Library, Virtual Libraries Brochure, Fliers About "Live
    Homework Help", "Learning Express Library", "Alabama Virtual Library" and "Free Book and Music Downloads".

  3. Copy of the AOD Federal Credit Union – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Jacksonville Office

  4. Flier Announcing the Cpt. Kyle Comfort Memorial Foundation 4th Annual 5K Walk & Run

  5. Brochure from the Calhoun County Retires Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

  6. Three Brochure on the "Chief Ladiga Trail" – Alabama's First Rails-To-Trails Project

  7. Brochure "Welcome to Jacksonville, Al" with Activities

  8. Brochure from Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department

  9. 5 Year Strategic Plan for the City of Jacksonville

  10. Flier on Dr. Francis Medial Museum Located in Jacksonville, Al

  11. Centennial Memorial Park Brochure

  12. Three Brochures on the Hyundai Automobile

  13. Brochure Announcing Parker Memorial Baptist Church Revival

  14. Brochure About Camp McClellan

  15. Brochure on the Longleaf Botanical Garden Announcing "Doors" and Exhibit as Part of the Christmas in the Gardens

  16. Flier: Tuscaloosa to Auburn: BCS Championship Tour
  17. Copy of AOD Federal Credit Union Insight Newsletter

  18. Serendipity - Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County Newsletter

  19. AOD Federal Credit Union 2012 Annual Report

  20. Fort McClellan Credit Union – 60th Anniversary Meeting

  21. Flier from Fort McClellan Credit Union with Certificate of Organization

 

Clothing

Donated by the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

  1. Dig into Reading - Summer Reading T-shirt – Given to Children (ages 0-11) Who Read 20 Books
    or More During the Summer Reading Program at the Library

  2. Beneath the Surface - Summer Reading T-shirt – Given to Teens (ages 12-18) Who Read 20 Book
    or More During the Summer Reading Program at the Library

 

Coins

  1. 2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set – Donated by Lanny "Doc" Williamson

  2. Collectors set of State Quarters 2004-2008 – Donated by Charles Chatham -256-449-1438

  3. Set of Westward Series Nickels - Donated by Charles Chatham -256-449-1438

  4. Chamber of Commerce Commemorative Coin

  5. Coin from Center of Domestic Preparedness – Homeland Security

 

Electronics

  1. 2 Different Sets of Earphones – Used to Listen to Music Played on an I-pod, Computer, etc. -
    Donated by Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

  2. 2 Jump or Flash Drives – Used for Storing Computer Documents - Donated by Public Library of
    Anniston-Calhoun County

  3. 1 Floppy Disk – Used for Storing Computer Documents - Donated by Public Library of Anniston-
    Calhoun County

  4. 1 Compact Disk – Used for Storing Computer Documents - Donated by Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

  5. 1 DVD – Tiger Woods PGA Tour (Instructional video) - Donated by Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

  6. VHS tape rewinder - Donated by Charles Chatham -256-449-1438

  7. I-Phone cell phone – Donated by Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

  8. Pandigital eReader – Donated by Linda Levens

  9. Microsoft Computer Mouse – Donated by Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

  10. Label Maker - Donated by Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

  11. Sony Ericsson Cell Phone – Donated by Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

  12. Olympus Microcassette Recorder - Donated by Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

  13. Sharp Adding Machine - Donated by Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

 

Football Programs

  1. Pleasant Valley Raiders 2013-1014 Football Program

  2. Jacksonville High School Football Program

  3. 2013 Oxford Yellow Jackets Football Program

 

Magazines

  1. Calhoun County Relocation Guide – Newcomer's Guide for Calhoun County

  2. Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Connections Publication

  3. Copy of "The Depot" Magazine – Publication Featuring the Anniston Army Depot

  4. City of Jacksonville Magazine

  5. City of Alexandria Magazine

  6. Calhoun County Home Realty Guide

  7. Calhoun County Relocation Guide – Newcomer's Guide for Calhoun County

  8. Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Connections Publication

  9. The Model City: An Economic Guide to Anniston Alabama – a Magazine

  10. City of Piedmont Magazine

  11. City of Oxford Magazine

  12. Consumer Reports Electronics Buying Guide – December 2013 - Donated by Lanny "Doc" Williamson

  13. Longleaf Magazine

  14. National Geographic Magazine – September 2013

  15. Sports Illustrated Magazine – November 4, 2013

  16. Traditional Home Magazine – October 2013

  17. Family Circle Magazine – November 2013

  18. 2010 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Program

  19. 2012 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Program

  20. Jacksonville State University – GEM of the Hills – Spring 2013

  21. JanPak Catalog 2012

 

Maps

  1. Map of Calhoun County

  2. Map of Jacksonville, Al.

 

Miscellaneous Items

  1. Lapel Pin- Jacksonville, Al

  2. Brick Originally from Anniston Land Co., Now Being Used at Memorial Gardens Located at
    the Anniston Museum – Donated by Robert Jackson

  3. Alabama Car Tag - Donated by Lanny "Doc" Williamson

  4. Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory

  5. Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County Library Card Application, Card and Check-out Limits

  6. Business Card from Teresa Kiser, Library Director - Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun
    County

  7. Business card from the Alabama Room Located at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun
    County

  8. Top Songs of 2013

  9. New York Times Best Sellers List

  10. 100 Most Picked TV Shows

  11. TV Guide Most Popular Movies – October 2013

  12. Ranking of New Cars – October 2013

  13. 15 Most Popular Websites

  14. Price list from Dentist Dr. Wallace Price

  15. Screw-in Tooth Implant - Donated by Dr. Wallace Price

  16. Letter from Danny J. McCarty – Author of Two Books in Capsule

  17. Letter to City Manager Regarding Street Closings for Time Capsule Ceremony

  18. Jacksonville State University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

  19. Jacksonville State University at a Glance – Fall 2013 Quick Facts

  20. Key to Calhoun County – donated by Ken Joiner

  21. History of Anniston Emergency Service

  22. Letter from Sarina Elston

  23. Piece of Metal from the Last Chemical Munitions Safely Destroyed at the Anniston Army Depot

  24. Information from Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

  25. List of Lawyers in Calhoun County

 

Music/ DVD / VHS Tapes

  1. Music Compact Disk - Mendelssohn – Donated by the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun
    County

  2. Star Wars Trilogy on VHS – Donated by Charles Chatham

  3. Connecting Our Greater Communities – DVD – Donated by Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

  4. Arctic and Antarctic VHS Tape

  5. Music Compact Disk – A Very Special Christmas – Donated by the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

  6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 – DVD – Donated by Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

 

Newspaper Articles

1. Copy of Anniston Star Oct 2, 1013 – Announcing Government Shutdown

2. Article from Birmingham News Newspaper regarding Mercedes Auto Industry in Vance, Al

3. Article from Anniston Star Newspaper Regarding the Paving of Streets in Hobson City, AL

4. Article from Anniston Star Regarding Group Records of Civil Rights Stories

5. Article from Birmingham News Regarding Birmingham City Council Election and New Council President

6. Article from Birmingham News regarding the Economic Condition of the U S government

7. Article from the Birmingham News regarding the Poarch Creek Indians and the Opening of a Casino

8. Article from the Daily Journal regarding the Tea Party Opposing Debt Limit Hike

9. Newspaper Article announcing the Magic City Classic Football Rivalry between Alabama State
and Alabama A&M

10. Article from the Birmingham News regarding the Magic City Classic Football Rivalry Between Alabama state and Alabama A&M

11. Article from the Birmingham News Regarding the Magic City Classic Football Rivalry Between
Alabama State and Alabama A&M

12. Article from the Birmingham News Regarding the New Dollar Menu at McDonald's Restaurant

13. Newspaper Article on the Gains the National Football League is Making Against Head Injuries

14. Newspaper Article Regarding Jimmy Carter and the Blind Boys of Alabama – A Gospel Group

15. Newspaper Article from the Anniston Star Regarding the Previous Court House Cornerstone

16. Article from Anniston Star by Brian Anderson about the Time Capsule

17. Newspaper Insert about the Woodstock 5k Run

18. Remembering September 11, 2001 – Poster from Anniston Star Newspaper Headlines and Copy
of an Article from a Heflin Resident Who Witnesses 9/11.

19. Copy of an Article about Severe Weather and the Anniston Army Depot Siren Tones

20. Newspaper Insert on the Grand Reopening of Sunny King Ford Celebrating their 91st Anniversary

21. Sales Paper Insert from J C Penny Department Store

22. Sales Paper Insert from the Home Depot

23. Copy of Anniston Star Article by Phillip Tudor Concerning Time Capsule

24. TV Schedule from the Anniston Star Newspaper

25. November 5, 2013 Front Page of Anniston Star on metal – donated by Robert Jackson

26. Newspaper article on "Bids for Final Leg of Parkway" from the Anniston Star September 28, 2013

27. Oxford Independent Newspaper – November 8, 2013 – Regarding Time Capsule

28. Oxford Sun Newspaper June 15, 2012 – Article written by Danny J. McCarty about Cora Johnson -
Donated by Danny McCarty

29. Oxford Sun Newspaper December 21, 2012 – Article written by Danny J. McCarty about Cora Johnson
- Donated by Danny McCarty

30. Anniston Star Newspaper regarding Time Capsule Burial – November 14, 2013

 

Phone Books

  1. Greater Calhoun County

  2. Calhoun County Phone Book

 

Pictures

Picture Collages Donated by Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County


1. Courthouse
2. Calhoun County Commissioners
3. Employees of the Court House
4. Employees of the District Attorney's Office
5. Police Officer Justin Solohub, Killed in Line of Duty
6. Calhoun County Monuments
7. Calhoun County City Halls
8. Members of the Anniston City Council
9. Members of the Oxford City Council
10. Members of the Weaver City Council
11. Members of the Piedmont City Council
12. Members of the Hobson City Council
13. Members of the Jacksonville City Council
14. Calhoun County Schools
15. Universities in Calhoun County
16. Recreation in Calhoun County
17. Locally Owned Businesses in Calhoun County
18. Shopping in Calhoun County
19. Calhoun County Churches
20. Calhoun County Public Libraries
21. Transportation in Calhoun County
22. Hairstyles
23. Fashion
24. Electronics
25. Picture of Fort McClellan Credit Union
26. Picture of Judges Brian Howell and Chris McIntyre and employees
27. Picture of Eli Henderson with marble marker. Marble was donated by Wells Fargo Band
and engraved by Miller Monument

 

Toys
Donated by the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

  1. Junior Puzzle

  2. Lunar Rover from Sonic Drive-in

  3. Flashing Crystal Star Necklace

  4. Rubber Duck

  5. Saber Tooth Stuffed Animal

  6. Miniature Motorcycle with Rider

  7. Power Ranger – Super Samurai

  8. Pink Slinky

  9. Folding Fan

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