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Nov 5, 2015 12:29 PM

Scroll extricated from time capsule read, dated during WWII

The Associated Press

LEBANON — Officials have opened a time capsule believed to have been buried underneath the front steps of a New Hampshire city hall more than 70 years ago.

The Valley News reports former city surveyor Samuel Stevens hid the whiskey bottle filled with newspaper clippings, a coin and a scroll. Lebanon's city historian read the scroll to a more than two dozen people Wednesday, revealing that Stevens hid the bottle and many others throughout the town, including under a Catholic church.

The handwritten scroll, dated June 10, 1944, talks about World War II and the renovation of City Hall. It says whomever found the bottle can keep it, and apologized for the lack of liquor within.

Officials say the search continues to the church, which could lead them to more bottles.

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