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Governor celebrates 100th anniversary of Capitol cornerstone

Governor Jay Nixon and other state leaders gathered Friday to kick off the Salute to America weekend, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Capitol’s cornerstone.

Hundreds of people showed up to the once-in-a-lifetime event and were able to see the re-dedication of both the cornerstone of the Capitol Building as well as a new time capsule.

A month ago, a century old time capsule was reopened.

In it were books and articles that represented a pre-WWII Missouri,

In his speech, Governor Nixon revealed some things that were going into the new time capsule to be opened in 2115.

Photographs, newspaper articles, as well as items representing different Missouri industries like seeds, hood ornaments, and a piece of coal. All things to give Missourians 100 years from now a look into the past.

“Today is a great reminder that we are given the great responsibility of being stewards of our own history so that can and will be shared with generations to follow.” said Nixon.

The governor was joined by Judge Draper of the Missouri Supreme Court, Senator Mike Kehoe and Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin.

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