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County leaders look on as 17-year-old Tucker Nelson opens and reveals the contents of a 104-year-old time capsule from the Virginia Courthouse. Nelson had researched the courthouse building, the time capsule and its contents. From left are County Attorney Mark Rubin, Commissioner Keith Nelson, Tucker Nelson, and Commissioners Chris Dahlberg and Pete Stauber.

St. Louis County commissioners get a glimpse of times past

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St. Louis County Board members marveled Tuesday at the dusty old books and the pile of pennies that sat on a table outside the Virginia Courthouse.


Seconds before, 17-year-old Tucker Nelson had lifted the lid from a 104-year-old time capsule that hadn’t been touched since it was built into the cornerstone of the courthouse in 1910.

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