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Sep 15, 2015 2:24 PM

NH group celebrates presidential primary's centennial by building time capsule to be opened in 2115

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A group planning activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire presidential primary is honoring the past and looking to the future by turning old-fashioned ballot boxes into time capsules that will be opened a century from now.

The Presidential Primary Centennial Anniversary Commission was created last year to plan and coordinate events commemorating the first primary, which was held on March 14, 1916. On Tuesday, members unveiled two wooden ballot boxes reminiscent of those used 100 years ago. They will be put on display and one will collect letters from New Hampshire children, while the other will collect letters from presidential candidates.

The commission also plans a celebration in March, and will serve as a resource to others who want to host their own anniversary events.


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