1929 time capsule found at Point Reyes Lighthouse (CA)

The ongoing restoration project at California’s Point Reyes Lighthouse, perched on a windy and often foggy headland in Marin County, recently led to the discovery of a hidden stash of 1920s newspapers hidden inside a wall by two lighthouse keepers. Along with the newspapers was a piece of wood inscribed by the two keepers, G. W. Jaehne and his second assistant, H. W. Miller.

Point Reyes Lighthouse; National Archives photo 26-LG-66-60.

“This is really cool,” said John Dell’Osso, chief of interpretation and resource education for Point Reyes National Seashore. “There’s nothing super significant about it, but it’s really, really cool that somebody would take the time to do that.”

Click here to read more about this story in the Marin Independent Journal.

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