Thursday, September 22, 2016

26-Year Old Air Jordans Found in Time Capsule from 1990

Before the advancements made with the internet, people buried time capsules as a way to reconnect with the past. With a seismic retrofit project scheduled for Oregon's Washington County public services building in the next few months, a time capsule from 1990 was discovered on the property. It's contents? Cassettes, VHS tapes, local newspapers, TV Guides and an worn pair of "Fire Red" Air Jordan 5s, hang tag intact. Unfortunately, the Jordans show every bit of their 26 years of existence. The outsoles are badly yellowed and the midsoles have completely crumbled due to age as expected. Still, a hell of an item to unearth in the home state of Nike.

Air Jordan shoes, VHS tape found in Washington Co. time capsule from 1990

A pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes, cassette tapes of local radio programming and a VHS tape of the opening ceremony for the Washington County public services building were found in a time capsule from 1990. The time capsule was buried near the main entrance of the then-brand new public services building in May 1990.