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From the Historian’s Scrapbook -- July 4, 1984 – Time Capsule Planted

posted May 30, 2012, 8:27 AM by Cressie Hill

At the 7th annual Homecoming, Crescent Hill Celebrated the Fourth of July and Crescent Hill’s 100th birthday of Crescent Hill’s incorporation as the sixth-class town. Sam Thomas presented a slide show on Crescent Hill history. The presentation detailed the incorporation of Crescent Hill as a city 100 years ago and its subsequent annexation by Louisville in 1922.

Burying the time capsule was the high point of the celebration. The capsule was a red, white and blue piece of plastic sewer pipe, 4-feet long and 15-inches in diameter. The capsule included about 100 items
For a 50-cent fee, participants could put messages in the capsule. In addition to the messages, the capsule contains four record albums, “The Pocket Dictionary of American Slang, a 1984 telephone directory, a Crescent Hill t-shirt, a scrapbook of clippings about neighborhood history, a fashion magazine, a Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog, a Frisbee, a Rubik’s Cube, computer gadgets, a Hillerich & Bradsby baseball bat signed by Pee Wee Reese and a copy of a government report on the status of women in Kentucky in the 1980s.
Republican Jefferson County Judge Mitch McConnell read a brief congratulatory message to neighbors from President Ronald Reagan. State Rep. Fred Cowan, D-East Louisville read message from Gov. Martha Layne Collins, who praised Crescent Hill’s long and proud history. Copies of both messages were put in the capsule.
Allan Steinberg, former 1st Ward Alderman, helped bury the capsule next to the porch of the Peterson-Dumesnil House.
The capsule will be reopened in 100 years, 2084.