Tulsa, Oklahoma: Time Capsule: 1998 Car Buried Here

Patience. Come here in 2048 and maybe get your hands on that Plymouth Prowler.

Address:
1028 E. 6th St., Tulsa, OK
Directions:
Just east of downtown. On the north edge of Centennial Park (formerly Central Park), at the intersection of E. 6th St. S. and S. Owasso Ave.
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Another Buried Plymouth in Tulsa

Ten years before the 1957 Belvedere from Oklahoma's fiftieth anniversary was dug up (and it was discovered that they put the gunite inside the time capsule when it needed to be on the outside to keep the water out) Tulsa had its hundredth anniversary. The city decided it would be cool to bury another Plymouth to be dug up later. They selected a Prowler, bought it, and, being slightly smarter than the politicians of 1957, enclosed it in an aluminum case before burying it in the old Central Park (which was renamed Centennial Park at that time). In 2007, when the condition of the poor Belvedere became known, it was decided to exhume the Prowler and re-bury it above ground. The large mound can be seen near the corner of 6th and Owasso.

[Anthony Platt, 07/13/2022]

The concrete-capped, grass-covered burial mound is plainly visible in the park, although most visitors probably don't notice it.

Burial vault.

Time Capsule: 1998 Car Buried Here

The Time Capsule burial vault is covered with slabs of concrete. It's interesting to read about if you're in the area.

[Dee, 08/20/2020]

Only a few more decades to wait....

Time capsule.

Time Capsule: 1998 Car Buried Here

Can't wait until 2048.

[Josh Marick, 03/30/2013]

For children -- a very good lesson about delayed gratification.

Time capsule plaque.

Tulsa Time Capsule - Another Buried Car

A centennial time capsule, interred on Jan. 17, 1998, in honor of the City's 100th birthday, is buried at Centennial Park. The time capsule, scheduled to be unearthed in the year 2048, includes items such as a prototype of the 1998 Plymouth Prowler, a City of Tulsa Financial Report, student essays on what Tulsa will be like in the year 2048, and Tulsa restaurant menus.

[Jessica Spradlin, 10/12/2005]

March 2013: Photo added.


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