Title: Replica of Mid-South Centennial Fair time capsules
Description: Miniature glass bottles with blue print, two pieces. The two bottles are tied together with pink thread. The bottles appear to contain paper scrolls. Printed on the surface: Hold for release and open week of Sept. 16, 2056. Replica Time Capsule Mid-South Centennial Fair. Original to be opened September 2056. 1956-2056.
Description: Historical Note: On the 100th anniversary of the Mid-South Fair, records and mementoes of the fair, Memphis, and the mid-south were microfilmed, sealed in a glass capsule, and buried in concrete. The time capsule is to be opened in 2056. These replica miniature time capsules contain, among other things, the engineer's plat showing the location of the large capsule. The Shelby County Agricultural Society was formed in 1854 to promote the interest of local planters and farmers, merchants and businessmen. Their first fair was held in the fall of 1856. In 1908 the Fair's name was changed to the Tri-State Fair, in order to broaden the areas served. In 1929, it was re-named The Mid-South Fair.
Citation information: ATF0172, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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