The City of Arkansas City recently donated several items for a countywide time capsule that was dedicated Aug. 4 during the Cowley County Fair in honor of the county’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary.

City of Arkansas City time capsule items
Photo by ANDREW LAWSON

The items included (clockwise, from top left):

  • The exciting progress of the Etzanoa Conservancy is represented by an Ark City Daily Bytes news clipping and two Cowley CourierTraveler clippings, an Etzanoa brochure, and a picture of students working at the archaeology field school;
  • A list of many ongoing city projects was included, the most prominent of which is the new Water Treatment Facility, where this 100-year-old glass bottle was unearthed during construction;
  • The bold vision of the Wilson Park Master Plan is represented by a brochure and a news article detailing the unveiling of the flythrough video;
  • The recent grand opening of the new McDonald’s will be memorialized with this VIP party invitation;
  • And, of course, no submission of time capsule items would be complete without a piece of memorabilia from Ark City’s most famous cultural event, Arkalalah!

This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.

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