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January 26, 2016 > Time Capsule buried for 40 years

Time Capsule buried for 40 years

The City of Fremont time capsule, including items reflecting FremontÕs culture, diversity, life, and energy from the perspective of our cityÕs youth, was buried near the corner of Capitol Avenue and State Street on a rainy Saturday morning January 23, 2016, the site of the CityÕs future Civic Center. Contents including a laptop loaded with information about civic affairs, letters and artwork were collected through a partnership of the CityÕs Youth Advisory Commission, Fremont Unified School District, and the Human Relations Commission are intended to reflect the present youth perspective, plans, hopes and dreams when retrieved and opened at the CityÕs 100th anniversary.

The ceremony was significant since on the same date in 1956, much of the area known as Washington Township became the City of Fremont. A host of officials including Mayor Bill Harrison and councilmembers attended the ceremony as well as U.S. Representative Mike Honda; State Senator Bob Wieckowski; State Assembly representatives Bill Quirk and Kansen Chu; Former Fremont Mayor Gus Morrison, a representative Alameda County Supervisors, Assistant City Manager Jessica von Borck and Sonia Sachar, City of Fremont Youth Advisory Commissioner.

Contents of a time capsule left by residents in 1969 were on display at the ceremony and will be on view at the Museum of Local History located in the old Mission San Jose fire station at 190 Anza Street, Fremont during the month of February. Visit www.museumoflocalhistory.org for additional information and hours.

The audience was urged to mark their calendars for the same date 40 years from now when this time capsule is scheduled for excavation. Will you be around to reminisce?

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