Centennial Time Capsule Installed in Roosevelt Dam
On June 19th, 2013, a time capsule to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt Dam was placed in the tunnel area of the dam, where it will remain until it is opened for the structure’s 150th anniversary in 2061. The new time capsule replaces the original version that was installed at the dam in 1961 and opened in the spring of 2011. The capsule is filled with items that were suggested by employees and customers of the Salt River Project (SRP) to best describe how water and power have impacted residents of the Salt River Valley. Items include a digitized Roosevelt Dam Centennial video, paper Salt River Project power and water bills, an aerial photo of metro Phoenix, and an incandescent light bulb. Background information, diagrams and pictures related to the time capsule are currently on display at the Tonto Basin Visitors Center.