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Century Chest

The citizens of Colorado Springs 100 years ago were so proud of their young town's progress and prosperity that they filled a Century Chest full of descriptive memorabilia opened on January 1, 2001.

Opening of Century Chest, January 1, 2001. (From left to right) David Finley, Wilber Fulker, Andy Morris.
Opening of Century Chest, January 1, 2001. (From left to right) David Finley, Wilber Fulker, Andy Morris.

This time capsule contains more than 100 essays and photographs depicting community life a century ago.  A splendid ceremony in 1901 at Colorado College marked the sealing of the large steel-riveted box, which stands today in CC's Tutt Library. Louis R. Ehrich, in his speech "Posteritism," expressed his hope that the people of 2000 would give a similar Century Chest to their descendants.

CC's Special Collections has begun posting the contents online

Contents of Century Chest
Letters to Descendants 
Photos from Colorado Springs 100 Years Ago
 
Journal Dated 1905 on Manitou Springs