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04/01/14

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice to Open Letter addressed in 1913

Chief Justice Tom Colbert will read letter placed in time capsule in 1913 written by then Chief Justice Samuel Haye

Oklahoma City, OKLA - On Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10:30 A.M., at the Supreme Court Hearing Room on the 2nd floor of the Oklahoma Judicial Center at 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Colbert will read a letter written in 1913 by Chief Justice Samuel W. Hayes.  The letter was placed in the Oklahoma Century Chest on April 22, 1913. The Chest was sealed into the basement floor of the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City on that date.  100 years later on April 22, 2013 the time capsule containing priceless treasures from the pioneers of Oklahoma was opened.

WHO: Chief Justice Tom Colbert, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director, Oklahoma Historical Society,
Chad Williams, director of research, Oklahoma Historical Society

WHAT: Reading of letter found in the chest was addressed to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma in 2013 from the Chief Justice in 1913. 

WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.

WHERE: Supreme Court Hearing Room on the 2nd floor of the Oklahoma Judicial Center at 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK  73105.

 For more information call Chad Williams at 405.522.5207 or visit the Oklahoma Century Chest website at http://www.okhistory.org/centurychest/





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