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Westinghouse Time Capsule, FMCP
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
N 40° 44.574 W 073° 50.705
18T E 597507 N 4510858
Quick Description: A 5000-year time capsule from the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2006 12:51:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMNVZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member reg3
Views: 111

Long Description:

Who knew a Time Capsule could be so much? In 1939, the Westinghouse Corporation had a pavillion at the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY. You can read about this original capsule from The New York Times Magazine or at a personal site. Intended to be opened in 6939 AD, the capsule contains textiles, microfilm, and sundries from the era.

In 1964, the World's Fair returned to the park, and so did the Westinghouse Corporation. UCLA and The New York times Magazine have information on it, but it mainly contained objects showing the progress since 1939.

This capsule, by the way, is not only a geocache (GC2A3E) but also a NGS Benchmark (KU3344).
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