The dramatic century-old headlines telling of catastrophic tornadoes, floods and fires spill from the time capsule businessman James Bird said he's kept for nearly two decades.
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Partial list of contents of Park Presbyterian Church time capsule sealed Oct. 11, 1914.
Roll of the membership of the church.
Minutes of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Sermon preached by Dr. J.S. Kemper, the first pastor of the chruch, at the time of the dedication of the former building. Also, a history of the church up to 1856 by Dr. Kemper.
List of city officials.
Literature furnished by the Greater Dayton Association.
City papers of Oct. 10, 1914.
Program of the last service held in the old church, Easter 1913.
A copy of the booklet sent out by the Flood Relief Committee.
Pictures of the church before and after the fire.