Time Capsule Found At Site Where Confederate Statue Removed


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana lieutenant governor's office says a time capsule has been found at the site where workers recently removed the pedestal that once carried a statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard.

The statue was taken down in May — one of four Confederate monuments removed from New Orleans last year. The pedestal was taken down last week.

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The copper box's contents will be shown to news agencies Friday, but were described in a 1913 article in The Times-Picayune. They include Confederate and U.S. flags, photos of Confederate leaders and monuments, copies of daily papers, and "badges and souvenirs appertaining to the Confederacy."

A photograph from the lieutenant governor's office shows a green and blue box holding browned folded paper or fabric, topped by a ticket for the time capsule's placement.

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