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    The 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.

    century chestOpening 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

    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