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Time capsule holds Canyon Lake history

The cornerstone at the base of the flagpole holds a time capsule filled with Canyon Lake history. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

On April 1, 2000, 10 years after the incorporation of Canyon Lake, the city placed a time capsule in the cornerstone at the base of the flag pole in front of City Hall.

The time capsule laid in the cornerstone at the base of the flagpole in front of City Hall is schedule to be opened in the year 2100. Photo by Canyon Lake Insider.

The time capsule was placed in the cornerstone during a Masonic Cornerstone Laying Ceremony. Jack Wamsley, who served on Canyon Lake’s first City Council, was in attendance. “The idea was to have something for later on in life to educate the newer residents about the start of the city,” Wamsley said.

Included in the time capsule is a history of Canyon Lake written by Canyon Lake pioneer Chuck Bishop, a tape of “Canyon Lake Then and Now” by Don and Elinor Martin, a list of the 2000 City Council members and city staff, photographs of City Hall, a penny, dime, nickel and new golden dollar minted in 2000, an advertisement for the original Canyon Lake subdivision, and the front page of the first copy of The Friday Flyer printed in the new millennium.

The time capsule is scheduled to be opened in 2100, 100 years after it was laid in the ground.

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