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Construction workers discover PSU time capsule from 1956

By: Lauren Hensley

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-- A hidden secret was found as crews worked on renovations to the south halls on Penn State's campus.

On June 17, two construction workers, discovered the capsule and at an event Wednesday dozens gathered to watch as the capsule, dating back to 1956, was opened up.  Inside, were mementos from a sorority, newspaper clippings and the 1957 alumni magazine.

One of the workers tell 6News what it was like to discover this unexpected piece of history.

“It was pretty neat. We were replacing the new stone above the old stone and one of my guys saw a piece of metal in there and called me over right away. And I knew something was different. So we looked at each other and thought what to do, so I said let's bust it out of there and see what it is,” said Keith Satterfield, with Harris Masonry.

Penn State is putting a 2014 capsule in place of this one. An iPhone and James Franklin signed football are inside. But this time the capsule will be marked for future generations to find easily.

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