Saskatchewan Legislature Time Capsule Placed By Premier Brad Wall Into The Cornerstone Of The Legislature

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Saskatchewan legislature time capsule placed by Premier Brad Wall into the cornerstone of the legislature. | CP

REGINA - Deep in a wall of the Saskatchewan legislature is a Roughrider football team loonie, a radio frequency identification tag used to track cattle, and canola and mustard seeds.

They're part of a time capsule Premier Brad Wall placed into the cornerstone of the legislature.

Wall says the capsule will provide future generations with a glimpse of the province in 2012.

It's in the same location where a time capsule was removed late last year to mark the 100th anniversary of the legislative building.

The new capsule is to be opened in 100 years.

Wall says there are no mystery items — a joking reference to a century-old photo of a mystery man that was slipped into the old capsule.

The photo wasn't on the list of the time capsule's contents and provincial officials were perplexed.

The man was eventually identified as Franklin Joseph Robinson, who was a land surveyor by profession and worked for the government in various roles for a long time. At some point, Robinson became the deputy minister of public works and oversaw construction of the legislature.

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