Century Chest

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Century Chest - A society in Oklahoma City has caused to be...
A society in Oklahoma City has caused to be constructed what they call a "Century chest," made of copper, to contain certain records, to be closed and placed in a concrete concrete vault to be opened the 22nd of April, on which day Oklahoma was opened to settlement, — 100 years from now. In accordance with request of this society the editor of this paper furnishes documents documents and records relating to the Cherokees and historic Fort Gibson—a copy of "Historic "Historic Fort Gibson." Several Several copies of vthe Cherokee Advocate -d£ v ,different dates. The Cherokee Alphabet, the*Lord's prayer in Cherokee, Cherokee, several copies of the New Era. one containing a picture of F.»H, Nash and an account of the capture of Orson Pratt, the noted Mormon Mormon elder, here; a picture of the editor and the Washington Washington Irving tablet on Garrison Garrison hill, and other things. What will be known of Fort Gibson as now existing will be learned from these records records an hundred years to come, when this chest is opened and its contents examined examined by a new generation yet unborn. One hnndred years to come, aud there will be a great change not only in Oklahomn, but in the history history of the world. Of the millions millions now existing but few will be known to the world then, and these will be ones who have left some monuments monuments besides riches—the Haenefactors of mankind. The Morgans, and the Rockefellers Rockefellers will be no more a hundred years from now than the beggar or the pauper. And the question comes right here, as we scrawl these lines—what are we living living for- and wither are we tending?

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  1. Fort Gibson New Era,
  2. 01 May 1913, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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